Wildfire victims receive $6 million federal aid fund


The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that farmers, ranchers and forest landowners effected by wildfires in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas will be eligible to receive government funding out of the $6 million they have made available to help them recover from the disaster. More than 700,000 acres were burned since the fire began on March 6.

Firefighting crews spanning four states worked for a full week before finally extinguishing the inferno, which was exasperated by wind gusts of 60 miles per hour.

Many of the victims’ livestock were killed in the fires, as well.

Applications will soon begin to be accepted by the Natural Resource Conservation Service of the USDA.

H/T: News Channel 4, KFOR

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