Another Large Fire Erupts in Colorado

DENVER -- An out of control wildfire west of Loveland burned about 700 acres Sunday as authorities ordered residents to evacuate a four-mile radius around Pinewood Reservoir. Loveland officials said residents in the Stone Mountain area, Cedar...

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Reservoir Road Fire. This is the second Fire Management Assistance Grant approved for the State of Colorado in less than a week. FEMA approved a grant for the Four Mile Canyon wildfire on Monday, Sept. 6.

"While we don't send manpower or equipment to fight these fires directly, this grant will help ease the state's financial burden in responding to both fires," said FEMA Region VIII Administrator Robin Finegan.

The authorization makes FEMA funding available to pay 75 percent of the state's eligible firefighting costs under an approved grant for managing, mitigating and controlling designated fires. These grants do not provide assistance to individual home or business owners and do not cover other infrastructure damage caused by the fire.

A Safe-N-Well hot line specifically for evacuees or their family members wishing to make contact has been established. In Larimer County, people can call 2-1-1. People outside the county can call toll-free 1-866-485-0211.

Evacuees can also check-in online at the Red Cross website

Relatives can search the website to see if their loved ones have registered there.

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