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July 2, 2001
Washington, DC -- Federal funds have been made available by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help fight the Red Fox fire near Tok, Alaska. According to the agency, federal fire suppression assistance requested by the state last Saturday was approved immediately after it was reported that the blaze had forced the evacuation of approximately 350 people from 150 homes and was endangering another 140 dwellings. The 120-acre fire had destroyed eight structures at the time of the request, including one permanent residence, a vacation home and six outbuildings.