Trump Will Travel to California on Saturday and Meet With Wildfire Victims
President Donald Trump will travel to California on Saturday to meet with victims of the deadly wildfires that have scorched the state.
The White House announced Thursday that it is still arranging details of his trip to California, but that he will visit people who have been impacted by the fires.
The fires in Northern and Southern California started last week and prompted the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people and the destruction of thousands of homes.
At least 56 people were killed in and nearby the Northern California town of Paradise, which was leveled by the fire.
Two people were killed by the Southern California fire and a third death in that fire zone is under investigation as possibly linked to the fire.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke toured the Woolsey Fire burn area on Thursday alongside Gov. Jerry Brown, who said he was told by Trump that the state will get federal support to handle costs associated with the fire.
Zinke also says officials will play close attention to toxic sites that burned to make sure hazardous materials don’t get into the watershed.