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California wildfires: Trump orders federal funding for recovery efforts

U.S. President Donald Trump has declared a "major disaster" in California and ordered federal funding to be made available to help recovery efforts in areas affected by wildfires, the White House said in a statement on Sunday.


Reuters 05 Aug 2018, 11:34 AM United States

U.S. President Donald Trump has declared a "major disaster" in California and ordered federal funding to be made available to help recovery efforts in areas affected by wildfires, the White House said in a statement on Sunday.

The White House said Trump had "ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by wildfires and high winds beginning on July 23, 2018, and continuing."

Seven people died in a wildfire in northern California on Saturday, officials said.

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