Governor Schwarzenegger tours damage caused by the 49 fire
Firefighting resources will be directed to battle ongoing fires throughout California
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today visited the 49 fire in Placer County to tour damage caused by the 49 fire and receive a briefing on the status of firefighting efforts statewide. The 49 fire began on August 30 and has burned approximately 275 acres and is 50 percent contained.
"My administration is working around the clock to ensure that our brave men and women working on the fires' front lines have the resources needed to respond and beat back these fires as quickly as possible," said Governor Schwarzenegger. "We have the toughest and best-trained firefighters in the world fighting to protect public safety and property. I am confident in the state's response as these fires continue to burn throughout California."
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 California Department of Forestry and CAL FIRE to secure and deploy the additional resources and personnel necessary to save lives and protect homes from wildfires in this fire season.
In addition to the 49 fire, there are seven other fires burning throughout the state including the Station Incident and Morris Incident in Los Angeles County, Big Meadow fire in Mariposa County, Gloria Incident in Monterey County, Cottonwood fire in Riverside County, Oak Glen III Fire in San Bernardino County and Red Rock Incident in Siskiyou County.
The following state, federal and local personnel and assets have been activated and are deployed to assist with firefighting efforts statewide:
Military and Out of State resources:
Additional fire information includes:
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