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May 15, 2001
News Release
Washington, DC -- Federal funds were authorized today by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help Florida fight the uncontrolled Chipola River Complex Fire located in Walton and Washington counties. According to the agency, the state's request for federal fire suppression aid was approved this afternoon after it was reported that the wildfires had burned 1,400 acres of land and posed an immediate threat to 215 homes and a 1,200-bed prison facility.
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