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NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 17, 2012
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(Studio: Lester Holt) The wildfires in the West introduced; map shown.

(Ellensburg, Washington: Kristen Dahlgren) The continuing fight against the fires updated; scenes shown of flames, aircraft, firefighters in Idaho; photos of a firefighter who was killed and of the Spring fire shown. [Washington resident Adrienne BLUM†- wonders when to evacuate.] [Trinity Ridge fire incident commander Rich HARVEY†- says contact is inevitable.] [Resident Jackie ELSWOOD†- reacts.] [Idaho Governor Butch OTTER†- says he’ll leave when they ask him to.] [Taylor Bridge fire PIO Mark GRASSEL†- notes the risk of thunderstorms and lightning.]

Holt, Lester;
Dahlgren, Kristen

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