Federal Aid Coming for Wildfire Victims

FILE- This Sept. 21, 2015, file photo shows shows remains of homes and vehicles scorched by a wildfire in Middletown, Calif. President Barack Obama declared a major disaster Tuesday, Sept. 22, in a deadly Northern California wildfire that has destroyed thousands of homes. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

SAN ANDREAS, Calif. (AP) – The federal government is getting set to provide aid to the victims of one of the most destructive wildfires in memory in California following President Barack Obama’s disaster declaration.

Officials from the Small Business Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency appeared at a news conference in San Andreas, urging residents of Calaveras County to register for help with temporary housing as they clear debris and rebuild.

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