Published On: Mon, Sep 13th, 2021

Biden Surveys West Coast Wildfire Damage, Promotes Spending Plan

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President Joe Biden traveled to the West Coast on Monday to meet with state and local officials at sites affected by recent wildfires. Multiple blazes in northern California have burned millions of acres and thousands of structures this fire season. The state says it is currently dealing with 15 large fires. And challenging fire conditions are expected to endure for at least several more weeks. Forecasters expect above-average fire activity over the next two months in Northern California, the Pacific Northwest, and the Northern Rockies. “These fires are blinking code red for our nation,” said Biden in an address in Sacramento County, California held after the president observed damage from the Caldor Fire from Marine One. “They’re gaining frequency and ferocity and we know what we have to do.” Earlier in the day, Biden stopped in Boise, Idaho for a briefing from federal and state fire agency officials at the …

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