Jul 3, 2024

Governor Newsom proclaims state of emergency in response to Thompson Fire

BUTTE COUNTY – Governor Gavin Newsom today proclaimed a state of emergency in Butte County to support the response to the Thompson Fire, which has burned 3,002 acres and forced the evacuation of thousands of residents. A copy of the proclamation can be found here

The Governor yesterday announced that California secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help ensure the availability of resources to suppress the fast-moving fire.

Amid extreme fire weather across Northern California, the Governor was briefed by CAL FIRE and CalOES officials at the CAL FIRE McClellan Air Tanker Base yesterday on the Thompson Fire response and this year’s wildfire season.

Governor Newsom at CAL FIRE McClellan Air Tanker Base 

“We are using every available tool to tackle this fire and will continue to work closely with our local and federal partners to support impacted communities. As we head into some of the most challenging months of wildfire season, the state is better prepared than ever to protect at-risk communities with new tools, technology and resources.”

Governor Gavin Newsom

The Governor earlier this week activated the State Operations Center to coordinate the state’s response, dispatch mutual aid, and support local communities as they respond to the threats of heat and fire during the early July heat wave.

Visit ready.ca.gov for information on how to prepare for emergencies and extreme weather and fire.ca.gov for real-time information on active fires.

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