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California: Millions without power, raging fires and burning homes, Verizon helps

Christian Fernsby |

KEY POINTS
  • Areas of Los Angeles County have been placed under mandatory evacuation orders, affecting more than 7,500 people
  • Meanwhile, the Kincade Fire in Northern California has burned over 77,700 acres
  • The California National Guard, local law enforcement and California Highway Patrol were also assisting in ensuring the safety of the residents during the evacuation process

Numerous fires swept across California this week amidst widespread power outages.

Topics: CALIFORNIA    FIRES   

For Verizon's consumer and small business customers impacted by the Easy and Hill Fires in California, beginning November 1 through November 3, Verizon is providing unlimited calling, texting and data to affected communities impacted in Ventura and San Bernardino Counties
The Maria Fire quickly spread overnight to more than 8,000 acres on Friday with no containment in the Santa Paula area of Ventura County in Southern California. Areas of Los Angeles County have been placed under mandatory evacuation orders, affecting more than 7,500 people.

Meanwhile, the Kincade Fire in Northern California has burned over 77,700 acres and prompted the governor to issue a state of emergency.

The total number of personnel assigned to fight the Kincade fire was 4957 as of November 1, according to Cal Fire, including 543 engines, 64 water tenders, 15 helicopters, 105 hand crews and 66 dozers. On top of this, numerous air tankers across the state are flying fire suppression missions.

The California National Guard, local law enforcement and California Highway Patrol were also assisting in ensuring the safety of the residents during the evacuation process, Tracy confirmed.

The Verizon Foundation announced a $100,000 grant to the California Fire Foundation to support the immediate relief efforts for those impacted by the devastating 2019 California wildfires.

For Verizon's consumer and small business customers impacted by the Easy and Hill Fires in California, beginning November 1 through November 3, Verizon is providing unlimited calling, texting and data to affected communities impacted in Ventura and San Bernardino Counties.


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