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CHERRY VALLEY (CNS) - The federal government will provide funds to help fight the Apple Fire, which has expanded to 26,450 acres and remains 5% contained after burning from Cherry Valley into the San Bernardino National Forest and destroyed at least one home while threatening dozens, authorities said Monday. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the state will receive a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help ensure resources will be available to fight the brush fire. The grant will also allow local, state and tribal agencies responding to the fire to apply for 75% reimbursement of their eligible costs, the governor said. A total of 2,296 firefighters and other personnel were assigned to the fire, including 29 hand crews and firefighters
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