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Wyoming Commissary Ridge Fire (FM-2460)

Incident period: August 29, 2002 to September 15, 2002
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on August 31, 2002


August 31, 2002 - News Release

Denver, CO -- A wildfire near Kemmerer, Wyoming is the latest to qualify for federal fire management assistance funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh approved the state's request to help with the costs of this blaze, which started Thursday from an unknown cause. As of Saturday night, the fire had burned about 300 acres and reportedly was threatening the Spring Canyon Ranch subdivision. About 50 people had been evacuated from that area.

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 $1,677,331.23 $13,604.96 n/a
Last Updated: Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 06:46 (Updated daily)

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