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September 5, 2006
News Release
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help Hawaii fight the Ma’alaea Fire on the Island of Maui. A Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) was approved September 2, 2006. At the time of the grant, the Ma’alaea Fire had grown to 2,000 acres and was threatening the town of Ma’alaea. Immediately threatened were homes, businesses, a boat ramp, and a wind farm. The Honoapilani Highway was closed.
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