Colorado Ute Pass Fire (FM-2418)
Incident period: June 6, 2002 to June 10, 2002
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on June 7, 2002
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June 7, 2002
Washington, D.C.-- For the fourth time this week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has acted to help battle a wildfire outbreak in Colorado. Once again, moving quickly when it became clear the fire was becoming a threat to lives and property, FEMA authorized the use of federal funds within five hours to assist the state in battling the Ute Pass fire in La Plata County.