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Federal Grants to Help Pay for Fighting Oklahoma Fires

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A grass fire burns near Mannford on Saturday. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management  says federal funds will be used to help pay for the cost of fighting this weekend's fires. A grass fire burns near Mannford on Saturday. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management says federal funds will be used to help pay for the cost of fighting this weekend's fires.
Oklahoma City -

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% 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.

- Associated Press

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