Brown Declares State of Emergency as Wildfires in Humboldt/Trinity Tax an Already Stressed System

Press release from Cal OES:

Photo of California Governor Jerry BrownWith wildfires burning across the state – exacerbated by severe drought conditions and extreme weather – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today declared a state of emergency in California to help mobilize additional firefighting and disaster response resources.
“California’s severe drought and extreme weather have turned much of the state into a tinderbox,” said Governor Brown. “Our courageous firefighters are on the front lines and we’ll do everything we can to help them.”  See text of proclamation here.

See Lightning fire coverage here.

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