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Contact: Governor's Press Office

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 (916) 445-4571

Governor Brown Declares State of Emergency in Ventura County Due to Thomas Fire 

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued an emergency proclamation for Ventura County due to the effects of the Thomas Fire, which has damaged critical infrastructure, destroyed hundreds of homes and caused the evacuation of residents.


“This fire is very dangerous and spreading rapidly, but we'll continue to attack it with all we've got,” said Governor Brown. “It's critical residents stay ready and evacuate immediately if told to do so.”


The full text of today's proclamation is below:




Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814

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