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FEMA To Help California Cover Rim Fire Costs

Syuzanna Petrosyan |
August 26, 2013 | 3:22 p.m. PDT

Executive Producer

Yosemite Fire (Creative Commons)
Yosemite Fire (Creative Commons)
Federal officials have approved California’s request for aid as the Rim fire burns 230 square miles near Yosemite.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will reimburse the state up to 75% of eligible firefighting costs, the agency stated.

As of Monday, the fire, which is on its 10th day, has been 15% contained, reports the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. 

At more than 230 square miles, the Rim fire is one of the largest in California’s history, moving near Yosemite National Park and threatening thousands of homes.

Read more at The Los Angeles Times.


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