SANTA CLARITA (CNS) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved grant funding to help battle the Sand Fire in Santa Clarita, the agency announced.

According to FEMA, the state of California requested a “Fire Management Assistance Grant” on Saturday, when the Sand Fire was just beginning to balloon in size. The grant was approved by FEMA Saturday afternoon.

The grant can cover up to 75 percent of eligible firefighting costs,

according to FEMA. Eligible costs include expenses for field camps, equipment use, tools, materials, supplies and mobilization efforts.

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