Earlier on Friday, Judd Deere, a White House spokesman, had said aid for the September fires "was not supported by the relevant data that states must provide for approval, and the president concurred with the FEMA administrator's recommendation".
Previously, President Trump has threatened to withhold federal aid money from California, unless state officials got "their act together" which Trump stated was "unlikely".
Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom formally submitted a letter to the White House on September 28 asking for a major disaster declaration, said Brian Ferguson, with the governor's Office of Emergency Services.
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Californiaasked for federal assistancein recovering from fires that have ravaged almost 2 million acres - the Creek Fire in Fresno and Madera counties, the Valley Fire in San Diego County, San Bernardino County's El Dorado Fire, the Slater Fire in Siskiyou County, the Oak Fire in Mendocino County and the Bobcat Fire in Los Angeles County.
As the Times reported, "A major disaster declaration allows for cost-sharing for damage, cleanup and rebuilding between the state and federal government".
A Presidential Major Disaster Declaration helps people in the impacted counties through eligibility for support including crisis counselling, housing and unemployment assistance and legal services, according to a statement from Newsom's office. This reality runs contrary to Trump's favorite talking point about the fires which is that the state wouldn't have this pesky wildfire problem if it did proper "forest management". We've found that's an overly simplistic and false assessment.
Among the many fires listed within the now-approved help utility is the Creek Fireplace, which erupted within the Sierra Nevada on September four and is 60% contained after burning 850 houses and greater than 537 sq. miles in Fresno and Madera counties.
State authorities investigated this week whether PG&E equipment might have caused the deadly Zogg Fire, which killed four people and destroyed more than 200 structures in Shasta County, north of San Francisco.
On Friday, thousands of people in northern California remained without power after a utility cut off service to prevent powerful winds from damaging equipment and sparking wildfires amid a fall heatwave. The outages cover 24 counties and are expected to last into Friday evening.
The request came following a brutal fire season (that's still not over with yet), that included the Bobcat fire, San Bernardino County's El Dorado fire, and the Creek fire.
PG&E also expects that a small number of customers in two tribal communities may be affected.