Rep. Barbara Lee Releases Statement on the Ongoing California Wildfires

Oakland, CA -- Congresswoman Barbara Lee released the following statement on the ongoing fires in Butte, Los Angeles, and Ventura Counties:

“My heart is with the victims of the devastating fires in Butte, Los Angeles, and Ventura counties, the first responders on the frontlines, and the volunteers who have so selflessly pitched in to aid the ongoing rescue and recovery efforts. Congress and the federal government must do everything in our power to support the impacted communities in the recovery effort.

“As the fires continue to impact air quality in neighboring communities, including the East Bay, I encourage residents to heed air quality warnings and limit outdoor activity, especially for children, seniors, and people with respiratory conditions.

“Nothing is more important than keeping our communities safe and healthy. My office will continue to do all it can to support those impacted by these terrible tragedies.”