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Governor soothes relations with Orange County

Schwarzenegger, in an appearance this morning at a fire command center in Irvine Regional Park, acknowledged that improvements can be made in coordinating fire fighting efforts between state and local officials. He said problems that arose over the use of fire fighting aircraft in Orange County earlier this week will be fixed to fight fires in the future.

The governor seemed to be alluding to the hurt feelings of some Orange County fire officials who believe the county was overlooked in the early days of the Santiago Fire by Cal Fire officials who had deployed aircraft to San Diego County.

In concluding remarks made during a light drizzle, Schwarzenegger vowed to make sure that “Los Angeles doesn't get all the rain and no rain is allocated to Orange County.”

--H.G. Reza

Photo: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times


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