California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Director Mark Ghilarducci today secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help ensure the availability of vital resources to suppress the Wragg Fire burning in Napa, Yolo and Solano Counties. The FMAG also enables local, state and tribal agencies to recover eligible costs.
As of Thursday morning, the fire has burned more than 6,000 acres and is 5% contained, threatening homes in the area of Quail Ridge, Canyon Creek, Golden Bear and Lake Solano Campgrounds near Highway 128 and Lake Berryessa. Residents in the area have been evacuated to the Winters Community Center. The fire began around 3 p.m. Wednesday due to a car accident. Strong and erratic winds in the area have fed the flames and caused rapid growth over night. The rugged, steep and brush-covered terrain has made for difficult firefighting conditions.
The federal grant, which is provided through the President’s Disaster Relief Fund on cost-share basis, will assist local, state and tribal agencies responding to the fire to apply for 75-percent reimbursement of their eligible fire suppression costs.