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New Mexico Malpais Fire (FM-2644)

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Incident period: June 15, 2006 to December 31, 1969
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 16, 2006


June 16, 2006 - News Release

DENTON, TEXAS -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today authorized the use of federal funds to help New Mexico fight the Malpais Fire in Bernalillo County. “The fire threatened 75 homes, closed Interstate 25 at one point, and caused more than 200 people to be evacuated,” said William Peterson, FEMA regional director. “The resources must be available to fight wildfires, protect people and minimize property loss.”

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 $113,353.05 n/a n/a
Last Updated: Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 06:23 (Updated daily)

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