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May 25, 2004
DENTON, Texas -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today authorized the use of federal funds to help New Mexico fight the Peppin Fire burning in Lincoln County. Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response, approved the state’s request for federal fire management assistance. At the time of the declaration, the fire was uncontrolled and had consumed 9,500 acres. The Peppin Fire led to the evacuation of 100 people and threatened an additional 2000 residents.