OAKLAND, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of Nevada in combating the Poeville Road Fire burning in Washoe County.
On June 27, 2020, the State of Nevada submitted a request for a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) for the Poeville Road Fire. At the time of the request, the fire threatened approximately 4,000 homes in and around Black Springs, Golden Valley, and Seneca, NV.
The FEMA regional administrator approved the state’s request on June 27, 2020, as the fire threatened to become a major incident.
FMAGs provide federal funding for up to 75 percent of eligible firefighting costs. The Disaster Relief Fund provides allowances for FMAGs through FEMA to assist in fighting fires that threaten to cause major disasters. Eligible costs covered by FMAGs can include expenses for field camps, equipment use, materials, supplies and mobilization, and demobilization activities attributed to fighting the fire.