According to White House officials, President Donald Trump will visit California Monday to address ongoing wildfires across the Golden State.

The president is expected to visit McClellan Park in Sacramento where he will join local and federal emergency officials.

On Friday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said him and President Trump had been in communication. In addition, a statement released by White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere, the White House and FEMA have been in contact with local and state officials to discuss response to the wildfires.

“The President continues to support those who are battling raging wildfires in a locally-executed, state-managed, and federally-supported emergency response,” the statement read.

On Aug. 14, President Trump approved Presidential Major Disaster Declaration for California for individual and public assistance.

Approximately 2,277,922 acres have been burned this year due to wildfires in California, according to CalFire.

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By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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