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Texas Chicken Fire (FM-2322)

Incident period: August 23, 2000 to October 09, 2000
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on August 23, 2000


August 24, 2000 - News Release

Washington, D.C. -- Federal funds have been made available by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help Texas battle the uncontrolled Chicken fire located in Nacogdoches County.  According to the agency, the state's request for federal fire suppression aid was approved last night after it was reported that the blaze had caused the evacuation of about 100 homes in a subdivision of Melrose. The fire, which started last Tuesday, had consumed 400 acres of land at the time of the request.

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 $3,684,844.28 $3,684,844.28 n/a
Last Updated: Monday, May 22, 2017 - 08:12 (Updated daily)

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