Newsom unveils $536 million plan to fight California wildfires

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – SEPTEMBER 9: People jog along Embarcadero as smoky skies from the northern California wildfires casts a reddish color during the morning in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group)

Following a record-setting wildfire season, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday revealed a $536 million plan to help California prevent future fires.

The measure would help boost forest health, improve defensible space and protect homes against fires, while also investing in fire prevention grants and prevention workforce training. It also includes vegetation management on public and private lands, community-focus prevention efforts and economic relief for

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