FEMA Grant Will Help Pay Nevada Firefighting Costs

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A grant from the Federal Emergency
Management Agency will help pay the costs of fighting a Nevada
wildfire that destroyed two homes and burned more than 6,000 acres
in southern Douglas County.

Under the authorization announced Wednesday, funding will be available for agencies to receive 75 percent of eligible firefighting costs.

When the request was made by Gov. Brian Sandoval, the fire that broke out Tuesday was threatening 700 homes in Topaz Ranch Estates, as well as businesses, infrastructure and utilities in the area.

The grant program provides money to assist in fighting fires that threaten to cause a major disaster.

Eligible costs covered by the aid can include expenses for field camps; equipment use, repair and replacement; tools, materials and
supplies; and mobilization and demobilization activities

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