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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President's Call to Governor Jerry Brown

Today, the President called California Governor Jerry Brown to receive an update on the recent wildfires and express his concern about the devastating impacts on the state of California and its citizens. He expressed his gratitude for the brave firefighters, local authorities, and emergency managers who have worked tirelessly to combat these devastating fires and evacuate people out of harm’s way. The President made clear that his Administration will continue to support the state and local efforts. He reiterated that the Administration is committed to fixing the way the nation pays for wildfire suppression, reducing the risk of future catastrophic wildfires, and continuing to work closely with Governor Brown in preparing California for the impacts of a changing climate. The President told Governor Brown that his thoughts and prayers are with the people of California during these difficult times.