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    A firefighting helicopter flies over the Getty Fire as it burns in the hills west of the 405 freeway in the hills of West Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 28, 2019

    Trump Blames California Fires on Governor's 'Terrible Job' of Forest Management

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    Earlier this week, the Californian Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said that most of the fires in the state were contained.

    ​US President Donald Trump harshly criticised California Governor Gavin Newsom’s handling of forest management on Sunday, blaming him for the fires currently engulfing the western state.

    ​Thousands of people had to leave their homes in California in October amid raging wildfires. Massive power shutoffs have been introduced. On Saturday, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said that the majority of fires in the state were over 70 per cent contained.

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