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July 1, 2004
News Release
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) early this morning authorized the use of federal funds to help Alaska fight the Boundary Fire burning north of Fairbanks. Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response, said the state’s request for federal fire management assistance was approved at 12:36 a.m. Thursday, July 1 after it was confirmed that the fire was threatening 400 homes in the Haystack subdivision north of Fairbanks.
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