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June 16, 2006
News Release
DENTON, TEXAS -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today authorized the use of federal funds to help New Mexico fight the Malpais Fire in Bernalillo County. “The fire threatened 75 homes, closed Interstate 25 at one point, and caused more than 200 people to be evacuated,” said William Peterson, FEMA regional director. “The resources must be available to fight wildfires, protect people and minimize property loss.”