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January 7, 2009
DENVER, Colo. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) tonight authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Olde Stage Fire. The fire is located in Boulder County, just north of the Boulder city limits. ? FEMA approved Colorado's request for a federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) at ?8:10 p.m. At the time of the state's request the fire had burned more than 1,000 acres and threatened more than 10,000 homes and businesses, forcing thousands to evacuate.