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June 8, 2002
News Release
For the eighth time this year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized federal funds to help Colorado battle a wildfire threatening lives and property. FEMA approved the assistance tonight for the Coal Seam fire in Garfield County.FEMA has now provided as many fire assistance grants in the state this year as in the preceding eight years combined. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh approved the state's latest request for federal fire management assistance earlier this evening when it became clear that the blaze was a threat to hundreds of homes and businesses.
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