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California / Wildfire / Drought #1089652

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 16, 2014
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The wildfire near Los Angeles introduced; photos shown.

(Glendora, California: Miguel Almaguer) The fight against the fire started by an illegal campfire featured; details given about the arrest of 3 men; scenes shown of flames from the Colby fire, dropping-water aircraft, burning houses, residents evacuating. [Singer mansion resident Ron GALLOWAY††, homeowner Mike SCHAUB††- comment.] [Los Angeles County Fire Department Darrell OSBY†- says we were able to save hundreds or thousands of homes.]

(Los Angeles: Mike Taibbi) The dry conditions caused by the extreme drought in the West featured; map shown; scenes shown of depleted reservoirs, scientists measuring the snowpack, a bear crossing a ski slope. [The Weather Channel’s Kelly CASS†- comments on the position of the jet stream.] [Farmer Joe DEL BOSQUE††- says we are looking at an emergency.] [Western Growers Assn. Dave PUGLIA†- says you see a very serious human impact.]

Williams, Brian;
Almaguer, Miguel;
Taibbi, Mike

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