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March 21, 2000
Washington, DC -- Federal funds were made available today by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help battle the uncontrolled Puuaakapu Ranch Lot fire located on the island of Hawaii. FEMA Director James Lee Witt said the state's request for federal fire suppression aid was approved this morning immediately after it was reported that the fire had destroyed seven homes and posed a threat to 50 other houses and a local airport. The fire, which broke out on Monday, March 20, had burned about 1,700 acres of land at the time of the state's request.