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Governor Brown: California is on Fire

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COLUSA COUNTY--

Speaking to a large gathering of Sacramento, Bay Area and national media, California Governor Jerry Brown said his state is on fire, adding "what the hell you going to do about it?"

The comment given a Cowboy Camp Trail in Colusa County near the Rocky Fire was in regards to a question about politicians roles on the topic climate change, an issue Brown said he takes very seriously.

Surrounded by firefighters, the Cal Fire director, and the director of the Office of Emergency Services, Brown used the Rocky Fire and other fires around the state as what he says are examples of increased temperatures, warning that this is only the beginning of season.

The governor also said that he has ordered the spending of $200 million more than what is traditionally used on the firefighting season budget.