Governor Brown issued an emergency proclamation for the state of California due to the effects of wildfires in El Dorado, Amador, Butte, Humboldt, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa, Mendocino, Modoc, Shasta and Siskiyou counties that have burned thousands of acres, destroyed homes and other structures and damaged critical infrastructure.

As of today, 17-wildfires are burning throughout the state. The Governor sites conditions of extreme peril to the people and property of California in his proclamation.

The Governor has already called up the National Guard to help fight the fires and has secured a grant from FEMA to help pay for the ever growing costs of fighting the blazes.