Pelosi Statement on California Wildfires


Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement on the California wildfires:

“Our concerns and condolences today rest with all of the families affected by the fires raging throughout California.  Some have lost their homes.  Many have been displaced and remain unsure of when they will be able to return or whether their house is still standing. Our hearts go out to every resident impacted by the flames.

“The firefighters standing on the front lines of these blazes deserve our utmost praise and gratitude.  Their bravery in the face of grave danger is preserving homes and protecting lives.  Their willingness to put their lives on the line in order to save others is the highest act of heroism.

“We offer our thoughts and prayers to the families of those who have fallen and who ran into the fire so their neighbors could flee to safety.

“The people of California live with the danger of wildfires each year, and we must assist them in every way possible.  Congress will continue to monitor these wildfires, support state and county emergency personnel, and offer the resources of the federal government to protect local residents.”

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