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August 19, 2002
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Denver, CO -- The Battle Creek fire burning in Pennington County is the latest to qualify for fire assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA approved a Fire Management Assistance (FMA) grant Sunday morning, after state officials asked for help to cover the cost of fighting the blaze. The fire, which began Friday, August 16, is located approximately 10 miles southwest of Rapid City and seven miles northeast of Mount Rushmore.
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