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FEMA Funding to Help California Fight Wildfire in Solana and Napa Counties

(EMAILWIRE.COM, June 24, 2008 ) OAKLAND, Calif.— The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help California fight the 3,000 acre wild-land fire in Solano and Napa Counties. The fire is one of over three hundred fires that started in the State in the last 24 hours, mostly due to dry lightning.

FEMA approved the Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) June 22, 10:46 a.m. EDT, three hours after the request by the State. This is the second FMAG approved by FEMA over the weekend. Yesterday, FEMA approved an FMAG for the Trabing fire in Santa Cruz County.

"This is proving to be a very active fire season,” said FEMA Region IX Administrator Nancy Ward. “Approval of this grant will make sure that California has the resources needed to fight this fire and FEMA will be with the state every step of the way."

The authorization makes FEMA funding available to reimburse 75 percent of the eligible firefighting costs under an approved grant for managing, mitigating and controlling the Wildfire.
The President’s Disaster Relief Fund provides funding for federal fire management made available by FEMA to assist in fighting fires that threaten to cause a major disaster. Eligible firefighting costs, covered by the grant, must meet a minimum threshold for costs before delivery of assistance. Eligible costs covered by the aid can include expenses for field camps; equipment use, repair and replacement; tools, materials and supplies; and mobilization and demobilization activities.

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FEMA coordinates the federal government’s role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror.




Homeland Security
Butch Kinerney
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butch.kinerney@dhs.gov

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