California Had Historic Wildfire Damage in 2018

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Published on March 11, 2019 - Duration: 00:56s

California Had Historic Wildfire Damage in 2018

According to an annual report from the National Interagency Coordination Center, wildfires burned more than 1.8 million acres in 2018.

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California Had Historic Wildfire Damage in 2018

California sustained more damage from wildfires than any other state last year.

According to  an annual report  from the National Interagency Coordination Center, wildfires burned more than 1.8 million acres in 2018.

A spokesperson for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection  told NBC  that's the worst in recorded history for the state.

California is still recovering from a series of devastating wildfires that started last year, including the Camp Fire.

The massive blaze left dozens of people dead and destroyed thousands of structures.

California Gov.

Gavin Newsom has  pledged to invest millions of dollars  to help the state better prepare for, respond to and recover from wildfires.

That's in addition to a $200 million plan lawmakers approved last year to bolster the state's wildfire prevention efforts.

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