Massachusetts Fire (EM-3153)
Incident period: December 3, 1999 to December 13, 1999
Emergency Declaration declared on December 6, 1999
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December 6, 1999
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal assistance for search and rescue was approved for Massachusetts in support of response efforts to last Friday's six-alarm fire that razed a warehouse in Worcester and took the lives of six fireman. FEMA Director James Lee Witt said President Clinton authorized the aid under an emergency declaration issued this evening immediately after reviewing the agency's analysis of the state's request for federal assistance submitted earlier today.