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CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 29, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The impact of the wildfires in Colorado reviewed; map and scenes shown; statistics on deaths and destruction cited; photos shown of President Obama visiting the fire zone.

(Colorado Springs: Barry Petersen) The battle against the fires updated; scenes shown of military planes dropping retardant, burning homes, debris; details given about the training of combat engineers to help the firefighters. [Firefighter Chris VILLEGAS††- comments on the effort to save the homes.] [Evacuee Carol Lyn LUCAS††- reacts to losing her home.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) The reopening of the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs reported; photo shown of 84-year-old Gyorgy Vidacs††, a refugee from the 1957invasion of Hungary by the Soviets, standing amid the ruins of his home.

Pelley, Scott;
Petersen, Barry

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