Governor Newsom declares state of emergency over California fires

August 18, 2020

As the state of California battles dozens of fires across the state during the current heatwave, Governor Newsom has declared a state of emergency to get access to funds to help battle the fires.  Tens of thousands of acres of fires are currently burning with evacuation orders across the state and also rolling blackouts of electricity due to the increased demands on the electricity grids.  

For more information on the areas of the state affected:  Click Here

A Sacramento Metro Fire helicopter drops water on the smoldering remains of an abandoned house that burned down along with several vehicles in a grass fire Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, on the corner of Dry Creek Road and C Street in Rio Linda. — Listen to a business owner describe the fire in a video at the link in our bio — Photo: @jasonpiercephoto — #grassfire #fire #burned #riolinda

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It's a tornado warning unlike any other -- issued because of a wildfire burning in Sierra County around 3 p.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Reno. See more in link in bio.

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