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Oregon GW Fire (FM-2727)

Incident period: September 02, 2007 to September 11, 2007
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on September 03, 2007


September 4, 2007 - News Release

SEATTLE, Wash. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help the State of Oregon fight the GW Fire, burning in the Mount Washington Wilderness. FEMA Administrator R. David Paulison said that Oregon's request for federal fire management assistance was approved after it was confirmed that the fire had spotted across lines on the east side of the fire and was within one mile of Black Butte Ranch, threatening 1,200 residences. At the time of the request the GW Fire had spread to 6,000 acres and was only 5 percent contained.

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 $825,529.81 $18,011.08 n/a
Last Updated: Monday, May 2, 2016 - 06:37 (Updated daily)

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