Colorado Million Fire (FM-2428)
Incident period: June 19, 2002 to August 3, 2002
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on June 19, 2002
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June 19, 2002
Denver, CO -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized federal funds to help Colorado battle a wildfire threatening lives and property. FEMA approved assistance tonight for the Million fire in Rio Grande County. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh approved the state's latest request for federal fire management assistance when it became clear that the blaze was a threat to homes and businesses.