FEMA money approved for fighting Angora Fire | TheUnion.com

FEMA money approved for fighting Angora Fire

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has approved spending federal money on fighting the fire, the government announced late today.

That approval makes money available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, to pay 75 percent of the state’s firefighting costs. FEMA pays to help fight fires that threaten to cause a major disaster, according to an agency statement.

“FEMA is committed to a timely response whenever the state of California requests our assistance,” FEMA Region 9 Administrator Nancy Ward said. “We are coordinating available resources to help” battle the blaze threatening Meyers and other communties near Lake Tahoe.

Eligible costs covered by the aid can include expenses for field camps; equipment use, repair and replacement; tools, materials and supplies; and mobilizing and demobilizing firefighters, according to the FEMA statement.


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