Florida Escambia Fire Complex (FM-2361)
Incident period: May 15, 2001 to December 31, 1969
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on May 16, 2001
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May 17, 2001
Washington, May 17, 2001 -- Federal funds have been made available by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the second time this week to help Florida fight another outbreak of uncontrolled wildfires burning in Escambia County. The state's latest request for federal fire suppression aid was approved yesterday after it was reported that the 1,000-acre Escambia Complex Fire posed an immediate threat to more than 150 homes and forced the evacuation of at least 100 people in the subdivision of Beulah.