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CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 17, 2014
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The wildfire in California introduced; photo shown of a plane dropping retardant.

(Glendora, California: Carter Evans) The fight against the fire in Glendora updated; scenes shown of firefighters starting backfires; details given about Governor Jerry Brown’s decision to declare a drought state of emergency; drought map shown; rainfall amounts for Wichita Falls, Texas, Lamar, Colorado and San Francisco cited. [Los Angeles County battalion chief Patrick ERRETT††- comments on the backfire operations.] [BROWN – comments.] [US Forest Service Tom CONTRERAS††- comments on the unusual conditions for January.]

Pelley, Scott;
Evans, Carter

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