Rep. Gosar on Yarnell Hill Fire Aid Denial: Reconsider and Reverse Decision

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                        September 4, 2013

CONTACT:                                                                                                         Orlando Watson


Rep. Gosar on Yarnell Hill Fire Aid Denial: Reconsider and Reverse Decision

WASHINGTON, DC –– U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) today joined Governor Jan Brewer at the State Capitol in Phoenix, Arizona as she signed the state’s letter to President Obama appealing his administration’s decision to deny federal assistance in response to the Yarnell Hill Fire.  Congressman Gosar represents Yarnell and Peeples Valley, in Yavapai County, where the fire burned more than 8,000 acres and claimed the lives of 19 elite firefighters. 

"It is my hope that the Obama administration reconsiders its denial of aid to the communities devastated by the Yarnell Hill Fire and reverses the decision. This disaster has been an overwhelming loss, in life and assets. A federal disaster declaration seems only appropriate.”