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(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Tuesday, Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) reached out to Governor Jerry Brown’s office to request a state of emergency be declared in Los Angeles County in response to the Rye Fire and Sylmar Fire. As of 4:30 PM Pacific time, the Rye Fire has grown to over 5,000 acres with only 5% containment. Governor Brown has declared a state of emergency in Venura County in response to the Thomas Fire.

“This is an extreme situation that must be responded to immediately. Unusually heavy Santa Ana winds have created extremely hazardous conditions that are causing fires to grow at an extremely fast rate. I applaud the Governor’s decision to declare an emergency in Ventura County and urge him in the strongest possible manner to declare one in Los Angeles County.” said Rep. Knight “Emergency resources and personnel are needed in order to stop these fires as soon as possible and ensure the safety of our community.”

“Thank you to the first responder who are actively fighting this fire and directing people to safety. To anyone in the region, it is imperative that you comply with evacuation orders and call 9-1-1 if you need immediate assistance.”

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11 Comments

  1. Good now get Washington to send funds!!

  2. With 50 K in acreage in the Ventura fire and 10 K in acreage for Rye, as of last that I heard,…Why request for the smaller, less destructive one?

  3. Dan says:

    Steve seems to always vote against Democrats no matter what the issue or how much sense it makes. But he loves to vote for special interests that favor any of his long list of corporate campaign contributors. It is most interesting to see him request something from a Democrat and get it. Steve, what would you think if Brown had declined just because you are a Republican? This is how government should work…not voting against a party or for a special interest just because of your affiliation. Good grief…start doing your job like you’d promised.

  4. Lionel says:

    No brainer @GovernorJerryBrown. Do the right thing while you can.

  5. The true state of emergency is the one Knight is causing.

  6. Ken Bradley says:

    Steve Knight: Why don’t you pay for it out of the tax scam you voted for. You worthless excuse for a public servant. We’re going to make sure you never win another election.

  7. Ken Bradley says:

    If Steve Knight really cared about his constituents, he wouldn’t have voted to take away their CA state tax deduction and there charitable contribution deduction. And there $4,050 exemption for each member of household deduction. And medical coverage for 13 million people. And lie about all those tax cuts for corporations creating jobs, even when the top CEOs said they won’t.

  8. John Feldt John Feldt says:

    You’d better do something after you screwed us on the tax bill.

  9. Sorry no money , you gave it all to your big business buddy’s you Scumbag !

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