Wildfires prompt governor to extend price-gouging bans in Northern, Southern Calif.
As wildfires continue to rage across California , Gov. Jerry Brown has extended price gouging bans — which include rent increases over 10 percent — in areas of both Southern and Northern California.
In Southern California, Brown last week declared new states of emergency for Riverside and Orange counties in response to the Holy Fire, which sparked Monday and threatens thousands of homes and other structures.
While Riverside County already was under a state of emergency, the new declaration has the effect of extending existing price-gouging restrictions through Sept. 8. Orange County also will be under the restrictions through that date. The price-gouging bans can be further extended by Brown or local officials.
For Northern California, meanwhile, Brown issued an executive order extending bans on price gouging …