California Wildfires

Gov. Newsom declares state of emergency as wildfires rage

Governor Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency on Sunday as wind-whipped wildfires in the north and south of the state gobbled up land, destroyed homes and forced thousands of people to flee.

San Diego receives $500K to ease effects of power shutoffs

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday that the city of San Diego is one of four cities in the state that will receive $500,000 in state funding to support residents affected by power shutoffs due to the threat of wildfires.

Fire department adds crews amid Santa Ana threats

The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department will increase staffing Sunday and Monday because of predicted Santa Ana winds, which pose an increased danger in the event of a fire, officials said Saturday.