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


SACRAMENTO - Acting Governor Gavin Newsom today issued an emergency proclamation for Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to the effects of the Hill and Woolsey fires, which have destroyed homes, threatened critical infrastructure and caused the evacuation of residents.

Yesterday, Acting Governor Newsom issued an emergency proclamation for Butte County due to the effects of the Camp Fire, and sent a letter to the President and Federal Emergency Management Agency requesting a Presidential Emergency Declaration for Direct Federal Assistance to support the communities impacted by wildfires burning across the state, including the Camp, Hill, Woolsey and Nurse fires.

The full text of today's proclamation is below: