How California Is Preparing For Wildfire Season Amid Coronavirus
California Gov. Gavin Newsom laid out Wednesday how the state will prepare for the inevitable: an upcoming season of potentially disastrous wildfires and the ongoing coronavirus public health emergency.
“We gotta walk and chew gum at the same time,” Newsom said, describing his office’s dual missions of fighting wildfires and preventing further spread of COVID-19. Newsom spoke in a news conference in El Dorado County, near Sacramento.
“This year’s fire season will be ferocious,” Newsom warned, noting that there has been little precipitation so far this year, creating dryer conditions that could contribute to fires that start easier and spread farther and faster.