Gov. Brown warns of long and severe fire season
SAN DIEGO — As flames tore through a swath of San Diego County from 4S Ranch to Rancho Santa Fe, Gov. Jerry Brown Tuesday urged Californians to prepare for what could be a long and severe fire season.
“Fire season, first of all, is starting much earlier and will last much longer,” Brown said at a San Diego news conference to tout revisions to his proposed state budget.
Fire season is lasting much longer than it used to, historically, due to climate change, according to the governor.
He used the press event to caution legislators from spending too much money now that the state is on a firmer financial footing.
“That’s another reason why we want to restrain spending, because there’s going to…
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