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Federal grants to help pay costs of fighting Oklahoma wildfires

Published: August 6, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management says federal grants have been approved to help pay the costs of fighting seven wildfires in Oklahoma.

The agency said Monday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will reimburse 75 percent of the costs incurred by state, local and tribal fire departments and other first responders.

The fires were July 30 at Stillwater, Aug. 2 at Geary, Aug. 3 fires at Luther, near Noble and near Mannford, and Aug. 4 fires at Drumright and Glencoe.

Eligible costs can include expenses for equipment use, repair and replacement; tools, materials and supplies; and mobilization and demobilization activities.