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One year after twin fires, Newsom returns to Sierra foothills to head-off concern over wildfires

Gov. Gavin Newsom is returning to Fresno County on Thursday, sources with knowledge told The Sun.

Newsom is expected to head to the county’s foothills, with an emphasis on the Shaver Lake area.

The visit comes nearly one year after the area was ravaged by the devastating Creek Fire, which burned 379,895 acres in the Sierra foothills of Fresno and Madera counties.

Meanwhile, state and Federal firefighting forces were simultaneously deployed to the Sequoia Complex Fire further south near the Sequoia National Forest.

Newsom is set to tour wildfire readiness efforts in the area and hold a press conference.

This story will be updated.

Staff reports from The San Joaquin Valley Sun staff.