California Verdale Fire (FM-2502)
Incident period: October 24, 2003 to October 29, 2003
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on October 25, 2003
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October 25, 2003
Oakland, CA - Within two hours of being contacted by the state, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's FEMA authorized firefighting funds to help California fight the Verdale fire burning in Los Angeles and Ventura counties near the communities of Val Verde and Piru.