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CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 26, 2013
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Yosemite National Park, California: Bigad Shaban) The battle against the Rim fire near Yosemite National Park updated; scenes shown of the sequoia trees in the park; details given about the threat to the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, which supplies drinking water to San Francisco. [Operations section chief Glen STRATTON††- says he is confident he can keep the water safe.] [Park superintendent Don NEUBACHER††- says low intensity burns can actually help the sequoias.] The impact of the winds noted.

Pelley, Scott;
Shaban, Bigad

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