NEVADA COUNTY, Calif. -- Governor Gavin Newsom met with CAL FIRE leaders Thursday to highlight new technology they're rolling out in preparation for wildfire season.
Newsom said, "We're meeting, dare I say, the moment addressing the nature of the change in the extreme, uh, extremes that we're now challenged within this state."
CAL FIRE is deploying a new fleet of "fire hawk" aircrafts that are equipped with infrared technology to detect fires in real-time.
The fire hawks are also able to fly at night to monitor conditions.
CAL FIRE says even though California had a stormy winter, scientists do not expect it to completely erase our wildfire risk.