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May 16, 2007
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs in southern New Jersey. The wildfire, which initially prompted the evacuation of 2,500 homes after it started late Tuesday afternoon, originated in Little Egg Harbor and traveled toward Stafford and Barnegat Townships. Numerous neighborhoods and mobile homes in Burlington and Ocean counties were evacuated.