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Colorado Coal Seam Fire (FM-2419)

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Incident period: June 08, 2002 to June 29, 2002
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on June 08, 2002


June 8, 2002 - News Release

For the eighth time this year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized federal funds to help Colorado battle a wildfire threatening lives and property. FEMA approved the assistance tonight for the Coal Seam fire in Garfield County.FEMA has now provided as many fire assistance grants in the state this year as in the preceding eight years combined. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh approved the state's latest request for federal fire management assistance earlier this evening when it became clear that the blaze was a threat to hundreds of homes and businesses.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $1,386,466.67 $2,329.26 $1,299,062.25
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 07:42 (Updated daily)

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