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County says cost of fighting May wildfires estimated at $27.9 million; private property owners lose $29.8 million


Last updated 5/23/2014 at Noon

SAN DIEGO - The cost to local governments of responding to, fighting and recovering from last week’s disastrous wildfires is estimated at $27.9 million, the County of San Diego announced today, Fri., May 23. Private property owners suffered an additional estimated $29.8 million in losses.

Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Dianne Jacob said she wanted to thank Gov. Jerry Brown for moving so swiftly last week to declare a state of emergency in the County of San Diego. On behalf of the region, the County has requested additional assistance from Gov. Brown to help reimburse local agencies for...

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