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NBC Evening News for Friday, Jun 01, 2012
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(Studio: Lester Holt) The wildfires in the West noted; map shown.

(Albuquerque: Miguel Almaguer) The battle against the massive Whitewater-Baldy fire in New Mexico featured; scenes and map shown; details given about the closure of the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. [Deputy incident commander Pruett SMALL†- explains the impact of lower humidity.] [Rust Medical Center Dr. Denise GONZALES†- outlines whose health is at risk from the smoke.] [Firefighter Kevin AKRES†- describes the strategy.] [Calfire Ken PIMLOTT†- says we are looking for conditions that are conducive to large damaging fires.]

Holt, Lester;
Almaguer, Miguel

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