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June 19, 2002
News Release
Washington, D.C.-- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) authorized the use of federal funds to help Wyoming fight the outbreak of an uncontrolled wildfire burning in Albany and Converse counties within 90 minutes of being contacted by the state. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh approved the state's request for federal fire management assistance last night after confirming that the 3,700-acre Hensel fire was endangering approximately 70 homes in the community of Harris Park and the village of Esterbrook.
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