The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized funds for several forest fires in Montana.

This weekend, FEMA Acting Regional Administrator Nancy Dragani approved funding for the Alice Creek Fire, the Highway 200 Complex, the Moose Peak Fire and the Rice Ridge Fire.

The funding covers about 75 percent of Montana's eligible firefighting costs, but do not provide assistance to individual home or business owners.

Montana Governor Steve Bullock met with FEMA administrator Brock Long last week and the state's Congressmen appealed to the organization for funding in Washington, D.C.

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