KPAY News
California is committing hundreds of millions of dollars towards early wildfire prevention ahead of what is expected to be another difficult fire season. Governor Gavin Newsom signed a 536-million-dollar wildfire prevention funding and preparedness plan this morning. Newsom calls it a down payment towards the more than one-billion-dollars being set aside in this year's state budget. Newsom says funding will go towards forest and vegetation management, and the creation of more fire breaks around vulnerable communities. This will include the hardening of infrastructure and creating more defensible space.