Russian Minister for Emergency Situations Vladimir Puchkov has offered assistance to the USA with putting out wildfires in California. The Minister sent a telegram to the Administrator of the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Brock Long.
“I would like to assure you that the Russian Emergency Ministry is ready to provide any necessary aid,” Mr. Puchkov wrote in the telegram. He also offered his condolences over lives claimed by the wildfires.
According to information available, the number victims in Northern California has reached 10. Since Sunday the fires have destroyed more than 1.5 thousand houses and buildings and forced authorities to evacuate 20 thousand people. 15 fires are now raging across 19.06 thousand ha.
The Governor of California has declared the state of emergency in 8 counties of the state.