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May 24, 2002
p>Washington, D.C.-- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has again authorized federal funds to help New Mexico fight another uncontrolled wildfire burning in the counties of Rio Arriba and Santa Fe. The authorization, made in less than three hours of being contacted by the state, is the third granted to New Mexico this month and fourth for the year. "FEMA remains committed to helping firefighters get the resources they need to extinguish fires that put people's lives and property in harm's way," FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh said.