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June 23, 1998
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reported late yesterday that the uncontrolled Perry fire has been added to the list of recent state blazes designated for federal fire suppression assistance. FEMA Director James Lee Witt said the aid requested by the state was approved on Saturday, June 20, immediately after learning that the fire was posing a threat to populated areas in Falls County. The fire, which started Saturday, had burned an estimated 100 acres of land at the time of the request, according to the state.
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