Palm Desert’s Assemblyman Asks Governor to Declare State of Emergency in RivCo

California wild fire

California Republican members first to call on the Governor to declare a State of Emergency!

…….Assemblymembers Brian Nestande, (R- Palm Desert) and Brian Jones, (R-Santee) submitted a request to Governor Brown and California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) Director Ghilarducci to declare a State of Emergency in the County of Riverside due to the Idyllwild Mountain Fire.

The fire is threating both the 42nd and 71st Assembly Districts.

The Idyllwild fire has already burned more than 26,000 acres and the County of Riverside signed a Declaration of Emergency on Thursday.  Last night, the fire entered San Jacinto Park and has already burned between 450 and 1,000 acres.  This is also the critical habitat of the endangered Bighorn Sheep.  CalOES has requested the California National Guard to provide two C-130 aircraft to perform aerial firefighting operations as well.