Governor Newsom Approves Evacuation Routes Bill

Governor Gavin Newsom is approving a bill that aims to ensure communities like Paradise and Magalia have at least two evacuation routes in the event of another wildfire. The bill’s author, state Senator Jim Nielsen, says the new law is a good first step to ensuring people can get out of areas safely. 85 people died as a result of the Camp Fire.

Nielsen says some areas may require additional funding to create alternative evacuation routes.