Newsom Prepares For Fire Season, Sets Aside $80 Mil For Firefighters & More


There's no denying that California has suffered greatly from wildfires in the past few years. In preparation for the upcoming fire season, Gov. Newsom announced he will be allocating over $80 Million for additional firefighters and to support areas at risk.

In his announcement, Gov. Newsom states:

“We aren’t just waiting for the next crisis to hit – this funding will support our heroic firefighters to save lives as they work to prevent and tackle destructive wildfires."

According to the San Francisco Chronicle:

Last year’s fire season was the largest in California’s history, burning more than 4.2 million acres, Cal Fire said — roughly 4% of the entire state. Nearly 10,000 fires were recorded, damaging or destroying more than 10,000 structures and killing 33 people.

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