OAKLAND, Calif. – RealEstateRama – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of Nevada in combating the Numbers Fire burning in Douglas County.
On July 6, 2020, the State of Nevada submitted a request for a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) for the Numbers Fire. At the time of the request, the fire threatened a combined population of 4,000, including approximately 1,000 homes in and around Pineview Estates, China Springs Youth Camp, and other sparsely inhabited areas. The fire also threatened infrastructure such as the Carson River Water Shed, a propane handling facility, and a youth correctional facility.
The FEMA regional administrator approved the state’s request on July 6, 2020, as the fire threatened to become a major incident.
FMAGs provide federal funding for up to 75 percent of eligible firefighting costs. The Disaster Relief Fund provides allowances for FMAGs through FEMA to assist in fighting fires that threaten to cause major disasters. Eligible costs covered by FMAGs can include expenses for field camps, equipment use, materials, supplies and mobilization, and demobilization activities attributed to fighting the fire.
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