California Governor: Unprecedented Fire Season

May 19, 2014
California Fire Capt. Mark Miller lights a backfire as he anCalifornia Fire Capt. Mark Miller lights a backfire as he and a crew from Oak Glen Fire Camp in Riverside try to knock down a brush fire near Oriole Court in Carlsbad, Calif., on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. (AP Photo/U-T San Diego, Hayne Palmour IV)d a crew  try to knock down a brush fire near Oriole Court in Carlsbad, Calif., on Wednesday. Thousands were asked to evacuate their homes in Carlsbad after the blaze erupted at about 10:34 a.m. Wednesday and spread through rapidly heavy brush before jumping into residential areas. (AP Photo/U-T San Diego, Hayne Palmour IV)

Gov. Jerry Brown says the state is gearing up for California’s worst fire season ever.

Brown told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday that the nearly dozen fires in San Diego County that destroyed 11 homes and caused $20 million in damage last week mark only the beginning of what’s to come in the hotter months.

He says California’s appropriated $600 million to fighting fires and has 5,000 firefighters.

Jerry Brown

Jerry Brown

Brown says he expects the state will need thousands of more firefighters in the future because of climate change.

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