California Squirrel Fire (FM-2461)
Incident period: September 3, 2002 to September 10, 2002
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on September 4, 2002
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September 4, 2002
Oakland, CA -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency authorized the use of federal funds to help fight the uncontrolled Squirrel wildfire burning in Shasta County, Calif., at 1:17 a.m. EDT. The cause of the fire, which started burning about an hour and a half before the authorization, is still under investigation.