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On October 9th, 2017 Governor Brown declared a state of emergency for Napa, Sonoma, Yuba, Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Nevada and Orange counties due to the effects of multiple fires. On October 10th, a Federal Major Disaster Declaration was issued to support the state and local response to the Northern California fires. The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services has also activated the State Operations Center in Mather, California to its highest level and is coordinating closely with other local, state and federal emergency response officials to address all emergency management needs. These wildfires have prompted mass evacuations throughout Northern California and thousands of acres have burned and threatened infrastructure as strong winds fueled the fast-moving fires. As many as 14 fires are burning in the above counties with an estimated 20,000 people evacuated.
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