Oklahoma Velma Complex Fire (FM-2588)
Incident period: November 29, 2005 to December 31, 1969
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on November 30, 2005
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November 30, 2005
DENTON, Texas -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today authorized the use of federal funds to help Oklahoma fight the Velma Complex Fires burning in Carter County. R. David Paulison, Acting Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said the state’s request for federal fire management assistance was approved after it was confirmed that the fires had burned an estimated 1,000 acres and poses a threat to the communities of Velma and Fox.