Obama signs disaster declaration for California wildfire: White House

Published: 2015/9/23 12:12788 Reads
Follow up (AIN) -U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed a disaster declaration to make federal aid available to Northern California residents impacted by a major wildfire, the White House said.

The assistance to people in Lake County affected by the so-called Valley Fire can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, and low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, the White House said in a statement.

Firefighters have largely contained the Valley Fire, which ignited on Sept. 12 in the hills north of Napa County's wine-producing region and has blackened nearly 76,000 acres (31,000 hectares) and destroyed more than 800 homes./End/
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