FEMA Was Generally Effective in Its Initial Response to the Severe Wildfires in California [open pdf - 2MB]
From the document: "On September 22, 2015, the President signed a major disaster declaration (DR¬ 4240-CA) to provide Federal assistance to the people and communities affected by the California wildfires. The fires burned over 146,000 acres and 2,876 structures, and resulted in the loss of 6 lives. We deployed an Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Emergency Management Oversight Team to the disaster to evaluate the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) actions just before and after the declaration. Our visibility and availability to FEMA, California, and local officials, and others affected by the disaster provide a strong deterrent to potential fraud, waste, and abuse. The report contains no recommendations."
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OIG-16-106-D
United States Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General: https://www.oig.dhs.gov/