New Mexico Cree Fire (FM-2296)
Incident period: May 7, 2000 to June 30, 2000
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on May 8, 2000
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May 10, 2000
Washington, DC -- Federal funds were made available today by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help New Mexico battle the uncontrolled Cree fire located in Lincoln County. According to the agency, the state's request for federal fire suppression aid was approved late yesterday immediately after it was reported that the 3,000-acre fire was endangering up to 100 homes and forced the evacuation of 200 residents in the town Ruidoso.