Oklahoma Antioch Fire (FM-2589)
Incident period: November 27, 2005 to December 31, 1969
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on November 30, 2005
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December 1, 2005
DENTON, Texas -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help Oklahoma fight the Antioch Fire burning in Garvin County. R. David Paulison, Acting Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said the state’s request for federal fire management assistance was approved after it was confirmed that the fire had burned an estimated 7,000 acres and poses a threat to approximately 100 homes in the community of Elmore City.