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Post-fire aid available

CANON CITY — The Colorado Office of Emergency Management will work with local nonprofits and government agencies to determine eligibility for federal aid as a result of the June 11 Royal Gorge Fire.

The fire burned 3,162 acres of public and private property and destroyed 48 of the 52 buildings at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park.

A federal disaster declaration was signed Friday and a Federal Emergency Management Agency fire management grant specialist will be in town Thursday to meet with those who may qualify for funds.

Any nonprofit in Fremont County that suffered damage or incurred costs of at least $1,000 because of the fire can get assistance. In addition, state and local government agencies could qualify for funds.

The local meeting is slated for 10 a.m. Thursday at the Fremont County Administration Building, 615 Macon Ave., Room 207. Those who cannot attend can call the Colorado Office of Emergency Management at 720-852-6697 for potential referral.

tharmon@chieftain.com

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