MILFORD, Beaver County — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has reimbursed Utah for the costs of the largest wildfire in state history.
FEMA announced Thursday it reimbursed Utah's Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands more than $1.1 million for costs associated with fighting the Milford Flat fire. FEMA agreed to pay 75 percent of the fire suppression costs, the agency said.
The Milford Flat fire torched more than 363,000 acres of land in Beaver and Millard counties in July 2007. It was sparked by lightning. Two people died in connection with the fire when they were hit by a car along I-15 that was obscured by smoke in the fire.
— Ben Winslow