FEMA Distributes Over 20-Million Dollars After Camp Fire

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has distributed more than $20 million in assistance for people displaced by the Camp Fire. FEMA spokesman Frank Mansell said Monday that $15.5 million has been spent on housing assistance, including vouchers for hotel rooms. He says the disaster response is in an early phase but many people will eventually get longer-term housing in trailers or apartments. FEMA has also distributed $5 million to help with other needs including funeral expenses. About 17,000 people have registered with the federal disaster agency, which will look at insurance coverage, assets and a variety of other factors to determine how much assistance they are eligible for. The blaze that ignited Nov. 8 destroyed more than 13,000 homes and killed at least 85 people. Officials said the blaze was fully contained Sunday.

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