South Dakota Ricco Fire (FM-2565)
Incident period: July 9, 2005 to July 19, 2005
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on July 10, 2005
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July 11, 2005
DENVER, Colo. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) yesterday authorized the use of federal funds to help fight the Ricco fire burning in Meade County. When the State of South Dakota's request for federal assistance was approved, the fire was threatening approximately 120 homes in the town of Piedmont.