SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is helping provide resources to help crews working on the Lava Fire burning in Siskiyou County, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced.
Newsom said California has secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) from FEMA as the fire has burned 13,330 acres.
The FMAG will assist local, state and tribal agencies responding to the fire with 75% reimbursement of their eligible fire suppression costs.
The Siskiyou County Emergency Operations Center was activated and Cal OES staff are onsite to support local agencies. Cal OES is using mutual aid strike teams and firefighters in their response to the fire.