KHSL – Overnight, the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) secured two Fire Management Assistance Grants (FMAG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help ensure the availability of resources to battle the Bear Fire and Slater Fire.
The Bear Fire is burning in Butte, Plumas, and Yuba counties. The Slater Fire is burning in Siskiyou County. According to the state, the Bear Fire is threatening 2,000 homes near the communities of Oroville, Feather Falls, Forbestown, LaPorte, Little Grass Valley, Strawberry Valley, and Rackerby. It has burned over 200,000 acres, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
The Slater Fire is threatening approximately 500 homes in the area of Happy Camp, of which most of these homes are primary residences. At last report, the fire is 0% contained and is also experiencing extreme fire behavior. The fire has burned more than 22,000 acres.
Cal OES said this will help ensure the availability of vital resources. The grants are through the president’s disaster relief fund on a coast share basis, and will reimburse up to 75% of fire suppression costs.
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