Gov. Gavin Newsom

Gov. Gavin Newsom talks with local and state fire officials while touring an area burned by last year's Creek Fire near Shaver Lake in Fresno County, Calif., Thursday, April 8, 2021. California will authorize $536 million for wildfire mitigation and forest management projects before the worst of the fire season strikes later this year, Newsom and legislative leaders said. (Craig Kohlruss/The Fresno Bee via AP)

Calif. proposes $536M wildfire prevention plan

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and state legislative leaders struck a deal on Thursday to put half of the state’s $1 billion wildfire funding towards firefighting and a variety of preventative measures. The measures include vegetation management, construction of fire-resistant structures and new technology and equipment.