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Supervisor Fletcher Commends County's Fast Response to Wildfires, Voted During Speical Meeting to Ratify Proclamation of Local Emergency


Supervisor Nathan Fletcher this afternoon released  the following statement after the Board of Supervisors’ special meeting where they ratified the Proclamation of Local Emergency to support the County’s response to the “Valley Fire” in the unincorporated San Diego County area near Alpine.  

“I appreciate our firefighters, first responders and the team at the Emergency Operations Center. Under very difficult conditions they have worked together and moved quickly to tackle the Valley Fire and keep our residents safe,” said Supervisor Fletcher. “Today’s vote confirms our County’s commitment to work with multiple jurisdictions, draw down state and federal funds, and deploy resources to do everything possible to preserve and protect public health and safety.

“Additionally, Supervisor Dianne Jacob’s steady leadership, institutional knowledge and policy expertise regarding wildfires has been invaluable to our ability to respond effectively. I thank her immensely for stepping up during this time of crisis.”  

The Director of the County’s Office of Emergency Services originally made the proclamation on September 6, 2020 and required Board ratification. Governor Gavin Newsom Declared a State of Emergency in San Diego County on Sunday, September 6. According to the California Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) incident report 17,565 acres have burned and 11% has been contained.

The San Diego County Fire Authority works with CAL FIRE as one agency, County Fire.  

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