Utah Brookside Fire (FM-2521)
Incident period: June 16, 2004 to December 31, 1969
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on June 16, 2004
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June 17, 2004
DENVER, Colo. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) last night authorized the use of federal funds to help Utah fight the Brookside Fire burning about 10 miles northwest of St. George in Washington County. Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response, said the state’s request for federal fire management assistance was approved at about 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 16 after it was confirmed that the fire was threatening 500 homes in the Brookside Subdivision and the surrounding area.