|September 17, 2021|
President Biden briefed on wildfires, approves disaster declaration
SACRAMENTO – (INT) - President Biden visited California Monday to survey damage from the Caldor Fire – now the 15th largest and the 16th most destructive wildfire in state history. He discussed his Administration’s response to recent devastating wildfires in the western U.S.
Following California’s request last week, the White House approved a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for El Dorado County to assist state, tribal and local governments with Caldor Fire emergency response and recovery costs.
Earlier there was a Presidential Emergency Declaration to support the Caldor Fire response and a previous Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to support counties impacted by the Dixie and River fires.
Following a tarmac greet at Mather Airport, the Governor and President Biden traveled to the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Headquarters, where they received a briefing on the Caldor Fire response.
Story Date: September 14, 2021