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Gov Schwarzenegger issues executive order on wildfire victim recovery efforts

Governor Schwarzeneggar has signed an Executive Order promoting wildfire victim recovery efforts across California, in the wake of the widespread recent fires
Governor Schwarzeneggar has signed an order to aid wildfire victim recovery
Order will help increase aid to those affected by wildfires throughout California

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today signed Executive Order S-16-09 to waive fees and help recovery efforts for the victims of wildfires in Los Angeles, Mariposa, Monterey, Placer, Santa Cruz and Yuba Counties.

Today, the Governor announced the establishment of a Local Assistance Center to help victims of the 49 fire in Placer County. The center will open on Tuesday, September 1 at 9 am and will provide information on state and local services to assist those who have been impacted by this event.

Yesterday, the Governor proclaimed a state of emergency in Placer County due to wildfire. Last week, the Governor proclaimed a state of emergency in Los Angeles and Monterey Counties due to wildfires. On Saturday, the Lieutenant Governor proclaimed a state of emergency in Mariposa County.

In May, Governor Schwarzenegger issued Executive Order S-05-09, mobilizing the CAL FIRE to secure and deploy the additional resources and personnel necessary to save lives and protect homes from wildfires in this fire season.

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