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Watch: Governor Newsom announces funding for fire prevention projects

BUTTE COUNTY – Governor Newsom announced $536 million in funding for fire prevention programs.

Newsom signed the the legislative package Tuesday morning during a news conference in Butte County, the site of one of the deadliest wildfires in state history.

The State budget for 2021 - 2022 has $1 billion set aside for forest health and fire prevention programs. The hiring of an additional 1,399 firefighters has also been announced.

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Timothy Kiley

Timothy Kiley is Assistant News Director for News Channel 3 starting in 2002 as Photojournalist.


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