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August 9, 2004
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has made available federal funds to help fight California’s Stevens fire burning close to Alpine Meadows, a residential area near Colfax, Placer County. The Stevens fire, which began yesterday and has prompted the mandatory evacuation of 100 people, threatens 100 homes. It is also threatening a main railroad line and Interstate Highway 80. The fire has burned 220 acres, and an estimated 2,000 acres could burn.