Virginia Shenandoah Gap Fire Complex (FM-2393)
Incident period: November 19, 2001 to December 9, 2001
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on November 20, 2001
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November 21, 2001
Washington, DC - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized federal assistance to help Virginia fight two more multiple wildfire outbreaks that pose a threat to populated areas. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh approved the state's latest requests for federal fire management assistance yesterday after learning that the Shenandoah Gap Fire Complex was threatening more than 90 homes and businesses in Page County while another 65 residences and businesses were endangered by the Heard Mountain Fire Complex located in Albermarle and Nelson counties.