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2004-07-26 04:00 - News Release

OAKLAND, CALIF. ? The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) authorized firefighting funds to help Nevada fight the uncontrolled Robber fire in about an hour. The Robber fire is burning near Mount Charleston in Clark County. Michael D. Brown, under secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response, approved the request for federal fire management assistance for the Robber fire at 7:57 p.m. EDT. The request was made by the state at 6:15 p.m. EDT.