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April 17, 2006
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) authorized the use of federal funds on April 15 to help the Commonwealth of Virginia fight the Bull Mountain Fire burning in Patrick County. "When we received the request for federal assistance, the fire had burned in excess of 850 acres of state and private land,? said R. David Paulison, Acting Director of FEMA. "These funds will help the ongoing firefighting efforts to extinguish the fire, providing additional resources to protect lives and property."