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June 21, 2002
News Release
Washington, D.C.-- Federal funds were made available by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today to help Arizona fight the outbreak of another uncontrolled wildfire located in Navajo County. The state's latest request for federal fire management assistance was approved by FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh early this morning after it became clear that the 1,500-acre Chedeski Farms fire was endangering up to 4,500 homes and had caused the evacuation of more than 2,000 people.
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