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June 3, 2002
Washington, D.C.-- For the second time in one day, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has acted to help battle wildfire outbreaks in Colorado. Moving quickly when it became clear the fires were becoming a threat to lives and property, FEMA authorized the use of federal funds to assist the state in battling the Spring fire and the James John/Fisher fire, both in Las Animas County. In total, these two fires have scorched approximately 14,000 acres.