Florida Chipola River Fire Complex (FM-2360)
Incident period: May 14, 2001
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on May 15, 2001
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May 15, 2001
Washington, DC -- Federal funds were authorized today by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help Florida fight the uncontrolled Chipola River Complex Fire located in Walton and Washington counties. According to the agency, the state's request for federal fire suppression aid was approved this afternoon after it was reported that the wildfires had burned 1,400 acres of land and posed an immediate threat to 215 homes and a 1,200-bed prison facility.