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October 6, 2005
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security?s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today authorized the use of federal funds to help California fight the Border 50 Fire burning in San Diego County. David Paulison, Acting Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response, said the state's request for federal fire management assistance was approved after it was confirmed that the fire threatened the Bee Canyon sub-division. The fire had consumed more than 2600 acres at the time of the request.