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TOP CA STORY Wildfire Prevention statement from Gov Newsom

California Secures FMAGs for Vital Fire Help

California has secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help ensure the availability of vital resources to suppress the Caldor Fire, hours after Gov. Gavin Newsom proclaimed a state of emergency for El Dorado County. To date, the Caldor Fire has burned more than 22,000 acres of state and private land, threatening approximately 7,500 homes in and around Pollock Pines, Grizzly Flats, Camino and Sly Park.

The governor also announced that California has secured two FMAGs from FEMA to support the state’s response to the Monument Fire burning in Trinity County and the Dixie Fire in Lassen County, enabling local, state and tribal agencies involved in the response to apply for 75 percent reimbursement of eligible fire suppression costs. This follows recent FMAGs for the Dixie Fire response in Butte and Plumas counties and the response to the River and Lava fires.

Newsom has proclaimed a state of emergency in counties impacted by the McFarland and Monument fires, Antelope and River fires, Dixie, Fly and Tamarack fires, and the Lava Fire and Beckwourth Complex.


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About Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM. In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.

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