DENVER — Friday, July 26, 2013 — The Federal Emergency Management Agency notified Gov. John Hickenlooper today that Colorado’s request for a major disaster declaration related to the Royal Gorge Fire in Fremont County was approved by President Barack Obama.
A similar request for the Black Forest Fire in El Paso County is still pending.
“We are grateful for the federal support in the wake the Royal Gorge Fire and other fires this summer,” Hickenlooper said. “This assistance will help Coloradans recover and begin to rebuild some of what was lost.”
The disaster declaration triggers the release of federal funds to help individuals and communities. Specifically, the federal government will provide assistance: