Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Santa Clarita, led a roundtable Wednesday with local and federal leaders to discuss fire management amid the 3.1 million acres thus far consumed this year statewide by wildfires, including in the Lake Hughes area.

Garcia, whose 25th District includes the Antelope, Santa Clarita and Simi valleys, was joined by James Hubbard, under secretary for the USDA’s Natural Resources and Environment; state. Sen. Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita; and representatives from Assemblyman Tom Lackey, R-Santa Clarita; County Supervisor Kathryn Barger; L.A. County Fire, U.S. Forest Service.

The roundtable focused on improving and streamlining the response process to provide the right resources to the correct battlefronts.

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