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FEMA gives nearly $48 million to Texas for 2011 wildfire costs

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded nearly $48 million to Texas in an effort to reimburse firefighting cost from the 2011 wildfires.

In 2011, wildfires ripped through 168 counties and destroyed more than 1.3 million acres of Texas land.

The $47.9 million will cover the costs of fire suppression activities carried out by multiple agencies including the Texas A&M Forest Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The funds will be directly awarded to Texas. The state then forwards the grant money to eligible applicants.

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