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2003-08-20 04:00 - News Release

Denver, CO - Federal funds to help with certain state and local firefighting costs for the Lincoln Complex fire were authorized late Wednesday afternoon by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Michael D. Brown, FEMA Director and Under Secretary for Emergency Preparedness and Response at the Department of Homeland Security, approved a Fire Management Assistance Grant about an hour after the state requested the aid, because of reports that the fire was rapidly growing and there was an imminent threat to lives and homes.