Colorado Panorama Fire (FM-2457)
Incident period: July 31, 2002 to August 4, 2002
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on July 31, 2002
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July 31, 2002
Denver, CO -- The Panorama fire, burning in Garfield and Eagle Counties, is the latest to qualify for fire suppression assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA approved a Fire Management Assistance Grant Wednesday evening, after state officials asked for help to cover the costs of fighting the blaze, which began earlier in the day. At the time of the request, several subdivisions had been evacuated, with more homes being threatened by the fire.