California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Director Mark Ghilarducci today secured five additional Fire Management Assistance Grants (FMAG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help ensure the availability of vital resources to suppress multiple wildfires burning statewide. The FMAGs also enable local, state and tribal agencies to recover eligible costs.
The Redwood Complex Fire, which includes the Redwood and Potter fires, has already burned more than 10,000 acres in Mendocino County, threatening lives and property near the area west of Mendocino National Forest.
The Nuns Fire has already burned approximately 5,000 acres, threatening lives and property near Hwy 12, north of Glen Ellen.
The La Porte Fire has burned 3,000 acres near Bangor in Butte County.
The Lobo Fire has burned 700 acres in Nevada County near Lone Lobo Trail.
The Cascade Fire has burned 2,500 acres north of Collins Lake in Yuba County.
Cal OES is working with multiple response agencies to mobilize mutual aid strike teams and firefighters as well as fire engines, dozers, water tenders and aircraft.
Cal OES Fire, Law Enforcement, Inland Region and Coastal Region personnel are currently working with other response agencies to address all emergency management, law enforcement, evacuation and mutual aid needs for the incident.
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.
Additional information is available at:
Fire Management Assistance Grants – http://www.caloes.ca.gov/cal-oes-divisions/recovery/public-assistance/fire-management-assistance-grant
For the latest incident information visit CAL FIRE incident page http://www.fire.ca.gov/current_incidents
Cal OES Twitter – @Cal_OES
California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services – http://www.caloes.ca.gov/