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Governor Declares State of Emergency As Fire Grows To More Than 9,000 Acres In East County

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Still only 1% contained, the Valley Fire near Alpine now stretches to 9,850 acres according to Cal Fire. The agency reports 11 structures destroyed. Authorities also expanded an evacuation warning to communities stretching from the border of Mexico, to north of Interstate 8 near Descanso and the Viejas Reservation, as well as eastward to Pine Valley and Campo.

At the end of the day, Governor Newsom declared a state of emergency for San Diego county because of the Valley Fire, which has burned for two days under extreme conditions. The declaration helps helps local governments access emergency support and allows the National Guard to assist if necessary.

Widespread fires throughout the state prompted the governor to make emergency proclamations also for the counties of Fresno, Madera and Mariposa due to the Creek Fire; and for San Bernardino County due to the El Dorado Fire. The fires have burned tens of thousands of acres, destroyed homes and forced thousands of Californians to evacuate.

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Stanislaus County declares state of emergency following George Floyd protests

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STANISLAUS COUNTY, Calif. — Officials in Stanislaus County declared a state of emergency in response to the George Floyd protests throughout the area.

The move will give the county access to federal and state funding for law enforcement efforts.

“While we expect to see additional peaceful demonstrations as we have seen throughout this week, we do not expect demonstration to turn to violence unless instigated by outside influencers,” said Sheriff Jeff Dirkse. “This proclamation is primarily an administrative tool for the county to access state resources as well as activate the State Emergency Services Act, which helps to facilitate coordinated response throughout the County if needed.”

The declaration comes as a George Floyd protest in Oakdale turned "unpeaceful," according to local police. Earlier in the day, the Oakdale Police Department's chief had met and spoke with some of the protesters.
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