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June 25, 2003
Denton, TX -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) authorized the use of federal funds late last night to help New Mexico fight the Bosque Fire* burning in Albuquerque. When the fire management grant was authorized, the fire had left 16,000 people temporarily without electrical power, threatened 600 homes and led to the evacuation of about 1,000 people. Firefighters from 10 local departments, the State of New Mexico and two military units were tackling the blaze.