FEMA Authorizes Funds to Help Fight Montana Fires


September 14, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Rice Ridge, Alice Creek, West Fork, Highway 200 Complex and Moose Creek Fires.

FEMA Acting Regional Administrator Nancy J. Dragani approved the state’s request for a federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) after receiving the state’s requests on Saturday, Sept. 9.

On Saturday, the Rice Ridge fire was threatening 1,020 homes in and around Seeley Lake. The fire is also threatening buildings, infra...

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