California Pilot Who Was Killed in Helicopter Crash While Battling Wildfires Identified

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In response to the disasters, Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide emergency on Tuesday "to help ensure the availability of vital resources to combat fires burning across the state."

"We are deploying every resource available to keep communities safe as California battles fires across the state during these extreme conditions," Newsom said in a statement. "California and its federal and local partners are working in lockstep to meet the challenge and remain vigilant in the face of continued dangerous weather conditions."

Newsom has already secured Fire Management Assistance Grants  (FMAGs) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help with the fires in Napa, Nevada and Monterey County, and has also signed an emergency proclamation and executive order to address the impacts of the ongoing heatwave, according to the press release.

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