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COVID-19: Virus will not extinguish wildfire protection, Newsom says

California’s preparations to battle wildfires this year will not be slowed by the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Gavin Newson vowed Wednesday, saying the state will purchase specially equipped helicopters and fire engines and hire hundreds of additional firefighters. “We are not going to step back despite the economic headwinds,” the governor said during a news conference […]