California prepares for wildfires amid COVID-19 pandemic

May 14, 2020, 09:50 PM(IST)
California has had 60% more wildfires so far in 2020 than last year because of drier weather, Governor Gavin Newsom said on Wednesday, and he promised increased funding for firefighting even as the state's budget faces a $54 billion hit from the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.
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