White House approves California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s wildfire relief request

Wildfire Northern California
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Lightning strikes in the past week have ignited about 600 wildfires in California, two of which are among the largest fires in history.

In an effort to ease the recent wildfire spread in Northern California, the White House approved California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s request Aug. 22 for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration, which will aid the state’s response to wildfires and support afflicted residents.
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