The state will take part in a California-Nevada Blue Ribbon task force. The group will perform a comprehensive review of land management practices – with an eye to whether they contributed to the Angora fire.
The fire spread rapidly through neighborhoods, and residents have complained that land use regulations prevented them from properly clearing brush and trees from around their homes to protect them from fires. In a statement, Schwarzenegger said the state must take every step to prevent a fire disaster from happening again.
The U.S. Small Business Administration this week agreed to qualify victims of the fire for low-income loans to rebuild or repair homes.