California Extreme Fire Hazards (EM-3140)
Incident period: August 24, 1999 to November 29, 1999
Emergency Declaration declared on September 1, 1999
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September 1, 1999
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reported today that President Clinton has ordered federal emergency aid for California because of the extreme threat to populated areas posed by the recent outbreak of wildfires in the northern part of the state.