Latest Disasters, States of Emergency Declarations
Posted by feww on July 8, 2015
Disaster declared for Idaho counties affected by wildfire
The Cape Horn Fire wildfire near Bayview, Idaho, has been declared a federal disaster.
Federal officials have authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Cape Horn Fire, burning in Bonner County and Kootenai County, northern Idaho.
The blaze had already consumed about 2,000 acres of mostly pine forests, as of Tuesday, destroying at least six upscale homes and forcing more than 650 people from Lake Pend Oreille resort area.
Idaho Gov. Otter on Monday declared the two counties affected by the uncontained fire a disaster emergency area.
States of Emergency Declared in two BC Camid Raging Wildfire
Authorities in the District of Port Hardy, British Columbia, declared a state of emergency due to the immediate threat of life and safety caused by a fast moving wildfire, said a report.
The fire forced the evacuations of more than 100 residences.
More than 170 wildfires raged across the province. “The Squamish Lillooet Regional District also issued a state of emergency due to a 500-hectare fire northwest of Pemberton,” said a report.