California Governor Declares State of Emergency in Five Counties Due To Fire

California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in five counties on Sunday due to wildfires.

The counties included Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, San Bernardino and San Diego, the governor’s office said in a statement late on Sunday.

The declaration was prompted by the Creek Fire that started on Friday night and rapidly grew to burn some 45,000 acres (18,210 hectares), forcing evacuations and road closures in the Fresno area in central California.

Eight people have been killed and some 3,300 structures have been destroyed over the past three weeks in wildfires across the state.

Over 200 people were airlifted to safety overnight after a fast-moving wildfire cut off the only road out of the Mammoth Pool Reservoir, a popular recreational site in California’s Sierra National Forest.

(Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Kim Coghill)

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  1. So, what, is he looking for MONEY??? Government FUNDS?? Well, get it from the party goers and the illegals that you take care of, I am sure they will wan to help the state they are squating in!!!

  2. I’m surprised he didn’t blame Donald Trump for the fires like his predecessor did even though Trump hadn’t been sworn in at the time. It’s pretty normal for the Democrats, especially from California, to blame anyone but themselves for things that happen in this state. Jerry Brown was famous for it. BTW we, the Republicans of this state, declared California a state of emergency, the moment Gavin Newsom took the oath of office.

  3. It is becoming a “thing” to throw a pre-birth bash after the determination of the gender of the forthcoming infant. Anything to get to burn, baby, burn.

  4. The gender revealers should pay for the El Dorado fire for their dumb ass stunt at the gender reveal party. BTW WTF is a gender reveal party?

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