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CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jan 16, 2014
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The wildfire near Los Angeles introduced; scenes from Glendora and photo from Jamie Greeney† shown.

(Glendora, California: Carter Evans) The battle against the fire started by campers reviewed; scenes shown of the flames, smoke, water-dropping aircraft, homeowner Larry Barretta‡ with a garden hose, a man crying; photo shown of the arrested suspects. [BARETTA, renter Scott WILHITE††– comment.] [Glendora Police Chief Tim STAAB††- describes how the fire started.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Water bomber planes fighting the Glendora fire shown and explained. The extreme drought in California noted; NASA images of the snowpack last year and now shown.

(Los Angeles: Ben Tracy) The impact of the drought on the firefighting efforts examined; rainfall levels cited. [Deputy fire chief John TRIPP††- says there are guys in trucks ready to go anywhere.] [Resident David NEWKIRK‡- comments on the dry brush surrounding the house.]

Pelley, Scott;
Evans, Carter;
Tracy, Ben

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