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September 18, 2000
News Release
Washington, D.C. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reported today that federal funds have been authorized to help Alabama battle the uncontrolled County Line fire located in Jefferson County. According to the agency, the fire suppression aid requested by the state was approved last night after it was reported that the blaze was burning on 2,000 acres of land and endangering 150 homes and 40 other structures near the town of Providence.