Mendocino Complex Fire Becomes Second Largest Wildfire in California History


Federal funding is available to people affected by the wildfire in Shasta County. It is also available to state, tribal and local governments as well as certain private non-profit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and repair or replacement of facilities.

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, wildfire victims will receive federal assistance, including grants for temporary housing, home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs. 

Wildfire is Part of a “New Normal” in California

In a statement, Brown warned that the wildfire is “part of a trend — a new normal — that California needs to “deal with.”

Currently, the state is battling 17 major wildfires. More than 14,000 firefighters from California and other states are working to put out these blazes statewide.

“These kinds of horrible situations bring people together, regardless of the lesser kind of ideologies and partisan considerations,” Brown added.

Trump Blames California’s ‘Bad’ Environmental Laws for Wildfires

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump blamed California’s environmental laws for the wildfires.