Cal OES Director Secures Fire Management Assistance Grant from FEMA to Assist Response Agencies Battling Carr Fire in Shasta County


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 Carr Fire burning in Shasta County. The FMAG also enables local, state and tribal agencies to recover eligible costs.
The fire has burned approximately 1,000 acres and threatening structures near French Gulch and Whiskeytown. Cal OES, in working with CAL FIRE and the U.S. Forest Service, has mobilized multiple immediate need fire strike teams and firefighters including aircraft, fire engines, dozers and water tenders as well as shelter operations staff and emergency communications capability.
Cal OES Fire, Law Enforcement and Inland Region personnel are currently working with other response agencies to address all emergency management, evacuation and mutual aid needs for the incident. The recent sustained, high temperatures around the state and historic statewide drought have made an ideal environment for dangerous fire conditions throughout California.
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.
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  1. Toni Nephew

    Why has there not been a State of Emergency declared for the FERGUSON FIRE in Mariposa County.They evacuated EVERYONE that was in YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. WAS SUPPOSED TO BE CLEARED OUT BY 12noon yesterday, July 25, 2018. Check out Mariposa COMMUNITY Fire info. It will give you an accurate report. We need help. The FERGUSON FIRE has already burned 60 square miles. Do people have to die or property be destroyed before your office will left a finger. You declared a SOE for Santa Clarita’s fire. You office issued one for Riverside County’s fire. Isn’t our little mountain community just as important as Santa Clarita or Riverside Counties.? The people of Mariposa, Ca., (. GATEWAY TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK). WANT TO KNOW WHY THERE HAS BEEN NO STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARED FOR OUR COUNTY. THE FERGUSON FIRE HAS BEEN BURNING EVERYTHING IN ITS WAY SINE JULY 13, 2018. WE WANT TO KNOW HOW SOON WE CAN EXPECT HELP FRON THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA.??????


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