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Calif. Declares Drought Emergency

California Governor Jerry Brown has declared a drought emergency for the entire state just one day after a massive wildfire burned through 1,700 acres of land. With only 30 percent containment of the fire, the governor has called for a voluntary "20 percent conservation" of water use. "We are in a unprecedented, serious situation that people should pause and reflect on how we're dependent on rain, Mother Nature and each other," Brown told reporters. An estimated 3,600 were evacuated—with only 1,600 permitted to return.