Gov. Jan Brewer has signed an emergency declaration in response to the Horseshoe Two and Monument fires in Cochise County.
The governor’s office says the declaration releases $100,000 from the governor’s emergency funds to pay for emergency responses and recovery expenses for damage resulting from the fires.
The funding will support costs not covered by the federal fire management assistance grant, as well as recovery efforts following suppression of the fire.
The state emergency dollars are not available to reimburse homeowners for damage from the fires. The governor’s emergency declaration authorizes the Adjutant General to mobilize the Arizona National Guard as necessary to protect life and property.
Meanwhile, Brewer flew over the fire scenes Friday morning and was later briefed by incident commanders.
The fires have burned nearly 225,000 acres.