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U.S. President Trump declares California wildfires as "major emergency", orders federal funding for recovery -White House
U.S. President Donald Trump has declared a "major disaster" in
California and ordered federal funding to be made available to help
recovery efforts in areas affected by wildfires, the White House said in
a statement on Sunday, according to Reuters.
The White House said Trump had "ordered Federal assistance to
supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas
affected by wildfires and high winds beginning on July 23, 2018, and
continuing." Seven people died in a wildfire in northern California on
Saturday, officials said.