FEMA authorizes federal grant funds to fight Chelan Hills Fire

FEMA authorizes federal grant funds to fight Chelan Hills Fire
FEMA Region 10

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized the use of federal funds to help fight the Chelan Hills Fire, burning in Douglas County.

The fire began on Friday, July 27, and as of Monday, has burned a total of 1,842 acres. The fire is 87 percent contained.

Level 3 and Level 2 evacuation notices were ordered for area homes, when the fire first began. Those evacuations are now longer in effect.

FEMA Region 10 Administrator Mike O’Hare determined that the fire threatened such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. He approved the state of Washington’s request for a federal Fire Management Assistance Grant on Saturday, July 28.