Montana Wedge Canyon Fire (FM-2485)
Incident period: July 21, 2003 to August 21, 2003
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on July 25, 2003
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July 25, 2003
Denver, CO -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today authorized the use of federal funds to help Montana fight the Wedge Canyon and Robert fires, both burning in Flathead County. Michael D. Brown, FEMA Director and Under Secretary for Emergency Preparedness and Response at the Department of Homeland Security, approved the state's request for federal fire management assistance immediately after confirming that each fire was threatening more than 100 homes, businesses and ranches.