5/14/2014 08:15 PM PDT

Governor Brown Declares State of Emergency in San Diego County

Governor Jerry Brown has proclaimed a State of Emergency in support of San Diego County?s wildfires. Gov. Brown signed the proclamation early this evening after the County of San Diego proclaimed a local emergency earlier in the day and requested the governor also proclaim a state of emergency. The local and state proclamations mean the County can more easily access state and federal resources as needed to help in fighting the fires. The state proclamation notes that a Federal Management Assistance Grant has been requested and approved by FEMA for the Poinsettia Fire in Carlsbad. Under the federal Fire Management Assistance Grant Program, the federal government shares the costs of local fires.

Residents are urged to call 2-1-1 for all non-emergency calls and visit www.sdcountyemergency.com for updates online.