November 18, 2018

Sen. Harris Tours Wildfire Affected Areas in Paradise

SACRAMENTO - Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris, toured the wildfire affected areas in Paradise, California with firefighters, local leaders, emergency management officials, and evacuees impacted by the Camp Fire, the deadliest and most destructive fire in California history. Harris also received a briefing on the current response efforts and ongoing concerns this fire season from local firefighters and first responders.

In August, in the wake of the Northern California fires, Harris visited Middletown, California and met with local officials, survivors, and firefighters and first responders.

“These wildfires claimed precious lives, devastated communities, destroyed thousands of homes, and forced thousands of Californians to evacuate. My heart aches for the families who lost everything, including loved ones,” said Senator Kamala Harris. “I am incredibly grateful to the firefighters who have been hard at work fighting these fires. The road to recovery for these communities won’t be easy, and we have a responsibility to give them the federal support they desperately need.”