California Crown Fire (FM-2535)
Incident period: July 20, 2004 to July 23, 2004
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on July 21, 2004
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July 21, 2004
OAKLAND, Calif. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) authorized, within hours of being contacted by the state, the use of federal funds to help California fight the uncontrolled Crown fire burning south of Palmdale in Los Angeles County. More than 900 personnel are assigned to fight this fire that is threatening 500 homes near the town of Acton.