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April 13, 1999
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal funds were made available today by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help Tennessee battle uncontrolled wildfires that are endangering populated areas in the counties of Grundy, Marion and Sequatchie. FEMA Director James Lee Witt said the state's request for federal fire suppression aid was approved late this afternoon when it was reported that the fires, known as the Cagle Mountain Fire Complex, had burned 3,000 acres of land and posed an immediate threat to at least 35 homes in the three-county area.
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