Governor Brown Declares State of Emergency in Santa Barbara County, Requests Presidential Emergency Declaration for Southern California Fires

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an emergency proclamation for Santa Barbara County due to the effects of the Thomas Fire, which has threatened homes and other structures and caused the evacuation of residents.

The Governor also requested a Presidential Emergency Declaration for direct federal assistance to supplement the state and local emergency response to the fires burning in Southern California, following the emergency proclamations issued earlier this week for San DiegoLos Angeles and Ventura counties.

The full text of the proclamation for Santa Barbara County is below:

Shawn Boyd

Shawn Boyd joined Cal OES as a public information officer in 2014 after spending 20 years in television news as a reporter, anchor and producer. He's a Cal State Sacramento alum and former US Navy yeoman and Air Force brat.

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