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Governor Tours Thomas Fire; Cites String Of State's Blazes As Examples Of Climate Change Impacts

(Photo courtesy Governor's Office)
Governor Brown tours Thomas fire damage in Ventura Saturday

The governor and some of the state’s top public safety officials toured some of the areas hardest hit by the Thomas brush fire.

More than 8000 firefighters are now battling Southern California’s wildfires, including more than 4000 on the Thomas Fire. State public safety officials say with reinforcements coming from around the Western U.S., they have what they need to stop the blazes.

After surveying some of the burned homes in Ventura Saturday, Governor Jerry Brown called the impacts of the Thomas Fire a “terrible tragedy.” The governor says while some might feel it’s a stretch, he believes that climate change is a huge factor in the state’s string of massive fires.

The governor says we have to adjust to what’s become a year-round brush fire danger, and use this as another reason to support efforts to stop climate change.

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