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Highway 141 Fire gets FEMA funds

 


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Highway 141 Fire Complex burning near White Salmon.

FEMA Acting Regional Administrator Sharon Loper approved the state's request for a federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) yesterday (Wednesday). At the time of the request, the fire was threatening 430 primary homes in subdivisions near White Salmon. Major power transmission lines were also being threatened. Approximately 120 people have evacuated the area, and one shelter is open. The fire started yesterday and has burned approximately 1,570 acres.

The authorization makes FEMA funding available to pay 7...



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