Colorado Big Elk Fire (FM-2447)
Incident period: July 17, 2002 to August 5, 2002
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on July 18, 2002
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July 18, 2002
Denver, CO -- The Big Elk fire, which started Wednesday in Larimer County, is the latest to qualify for fire suppression assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA approved a Fire Management Assistance Grant Thursday, after state officials asked for help to cover the costs of fighting the blaze. At the time of the request, the fire reportedly was threatening more than 125 structures.