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July 1, 2002
News Release
Denver, CO -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) authorized federal funds Monday evening for the Reese Mountain Fire, approximately 30 miles west of Wheatland. FEMA Director Joe M. Allbaugh approved the state's request for federal fire management assistance to help with the costs of this blaze, believed to have started Saturday evening from lightning. As of Monday evening, the fire has burned more than 6,000 acres and continues to pose a threat to about 100 structures.