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November 30, 2005
DENTON, Texas -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today authorized the use of federal funds to help Oklahoma fight the Flat Rock Complex Fires burning in Mayes County. R. David Paulison, Acting Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said the state’s request for federal fire management assistance was approved after it was confirmed that the fires had burned an estimated 10,000 acres and posed a threat to an estimated 500 homes. The community of Flat Rock has been evacuated.