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CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 15, 2014
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) The California wildfires introduced; map shown; scenes shown of the San Marcos fire.

(San Marcos, California: Carter Evans) The San Marcos and Carlsbad fires featured; details given about the impact of the wind and steep terrain; scenes shown of a tornado of fire in San Marcos, aircraft dropping water & flame retardant, intense smoke, a burned-out house in Carlsbad. [Firefighter Nick NEHARRA‡, homeowners Sophie & Bob PAYNE††- comment.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Escondido, California: Ben Tracy) The extraordinary battle for the firefighters featured; scenes shown from San Diego County of a DC-10 tanker dropping flame retardant and military water-dropping helicopters from Camp Pendleton; details given about the number of firefighters & equipment. [CAL FIRE Capt. Mike MOHLER††- says we’re proactive.] The cost of fighting the fires noted.

Reporter(s):
Pelley, Scott;
Evans, Carter;
Tracy, Ben
Duration:
00:04:10

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