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Arizona Willow Fire (FM-2523)

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Incident period: June 24, 2004 to July 13, 2004
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on June 28, 2004


June 28, 2004 - News Release

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) authorized firefighting funds to help Arizona fight the Willow fire burning near the community of Payson in Yavapai and Gila counties. Michael D. Brown, under secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response, approved the request for federal fire management assistance at 12:35 p.m. today. The 23,000-acre fire, sparked by lightening, is threatening 6,000 people and 3,000 homes in Payson, Pine and Strawberry.

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 $251,890.75 $65,575.70 n/a
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 06:16 (Updated daily)

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