Wildfires raging in Los Angeles and Riverside counties, including the Saddleridge fire in Sylmar and the Sandalwood fire in Calimesa, prompted Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday to issue an emergency proclamation for those two counties.

The Saddleridge, Eagle, Reche, Wolf and Sandalwood fires have forced thousands of residential evacuations and caused the destruction of several structures.

Earlier Friday, Newsom announced that California received a Fire Management Assistance Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to ensure resourced were available to continue fighting the Saddleridge fire.

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