Governor Newsom Declares State of Emergency in Los Angeles and Riverside Counties Due to Fires

Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an emergency proclamation for Los Angeles and Riverside counties due to the effects of several fires, including the Saddleridge, Eagle, Sandalwood, Reche, and Wolf fires, which have destroyed structures, threatened homes and critical infrastructure, and caused the evacuation of tens of thousands of residents.

Earlier today, Governor Newsom announced that the state has secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help ensure the availability of resources to fight the Saddleridge Fire.

The full text of the proclamation can be found here

Jonathan Gudel

Jonathan Gudel is a Public Information Officer for the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). Since joining Cal OES, he has assisted in the response and recovery efforts of the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, the state's historic drought, the Oroville Dam Emergency Spillway Incident, unprecedented winter storms in 2017, the October (Sonoma County) and December (Santa Barbara County) 2017 wildfires, and statewide wildfire siege in 2018 . Previously, he worked in the newspaper industry for 12 years.

One thought on “Governor Newsom Declares State of Emergency in Los Angeles and Riverside Counties Due to Fires

  • October 11, 2019 at 6:16 pm
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    How can So Cal Edison be allowed to deprive us of electricity and water for 2 days!!!’ It’s not right specially now when winds have died down here in Agua Dulce.

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