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South Dakota Battle Creek Fire (FM-2458)

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Incident period: August 16, 2002 to August 29, 2002
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on August 18, 2002


August 19, 2002 - News Release

Denver, CO -- The Battle Creek fire burning in Pennington County is the latest to qualify for fire assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA approved a Fire Management Assistance (FMA) grant Sunday morning, after state officials asked for help to cover the cost of fighting the blaze. The fire, which began Friday, August 16, is located approximately 10 miles southwest of Rapid City and seven miles northeast of Mount Rushmore.

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 $1,313,879.16 $32,886.63 n/a
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 08:20 (Updated daily)

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