(Washington, DC) — President Trump is declaring a state of emergency in the state of California as it battles raging wildfires. Federal aid is now being sent to California to supplement state and local efforts. The declaration authorizes FEMA to coordinate all disaster relief efforts in the region. FEMA is now authorized to identify, mobilize, and provide equipment and resources needed in the relief effort. So far, the Carr fire in Shasta County has burned over 80-thousand acres and is only five-percent contained. Other wildfires are also burning in the state including the Ferguson fire near Yosemite National Park.
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