Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
August 26, 2004
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) authorized firefighting funds to help Nevada fight the Andrew Fire soon after it began. The fire is located between Carson City and Reno. Michael D. Brown, under secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response, approved the request for federal fire management assistance for the Andrew fire at 4:00 p.m. PDT. The request was made by the state at 2:10 p.m. PDT.