New Mexico Southeast New Mexico Fire (FM-2600)
Incident period: January 1, 2006 to January 4, 2006
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on January 2, 2006
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January 3, 2006
WASHINGTON , D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) this week authorized the use of federal funds from the Nation's Disaster Relief Fund to help Texas , Oklahoma and New Mexico fight 17 fires burning in those three states. David Paulison, Acting FEMA Director, said the three states' requests for federal fire management assistance were approved as fires destroyed hundreds of homes and threatened thousands more.