New Mexico Cerro Pelado Fire (FM-2415)
Incident period: June 2, 2002 to July 3, 2002
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on June 4, 2002
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June 4, 2002
Washington, D.C.-- For the fourth time in a little over a month, and the fifth time this year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized federal funds to help New Mexico fight uncontrolled wildfires burning in the state. Moving quickly when it became clear the fires were becoming a threat to lives and property, FEMA authorized federal funds to assist the state in battling the Turkey fire in Colfax County, and the Cerro Pelado fire in Mora County.