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Governor Bullock Announces Montana’s Appeal for Help Fighting Wildfires Accepted by Federal Government

Thursday, July 27, 2017/Categories: Governor's Office, Montana.gov/Tags:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has accepted Montana’s appeal after initially denying the state’s request for Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) eligibility to help fund efforts to fight fires at the Lodgepole Complex area, which is currently the state’s largest fire.

“As firefighters from across the country battles blazes in all corners of Montana, I’m pleased the federal government has reconsidered our request for help,” said Governor Bullock. “These brave men and women are putting their lives on the line to help ensure the safety of Montanans, their property, and our communities and they deserve every resource available to help them.”

On Sunday, Governor Bullock issued an Executive Order declaring a fire emergency to exist in Montana.

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