Trump declares emergency in California over wildfires

By REUTERS
December 8, 2017 18:09
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WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump on Friday declared a state of emergency in California due to raging wildfires that have destroyed hundreds of structures and forced thousands from their homes.

In declaring the emergency, Trump ordered the release of federal assistance to bolster the local response to the wildfires in Southern California, the White House said in a statement.


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