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April 19, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help Florida fight another outbreak of uncontrolled wildfires burning in the counties of Charlotte, Desoto, Hardee, Manatee and Sarasota. According to the agency, the state?s request for federal fire suppression aid was approved last night immediately after it was reported that the 4,000-acre Myakka Complex Fire, consisting of four fires, was threatening 500 homes and caused the evacuation of more than 100 residents of North Port in Sarasota County.
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