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Wildfires / Alaska / Forest Service #167335

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 06, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Big Lake, AK: Tom Foreman) The raging wildfire in Alaska featured; scenes shown of the blaze in Big Lake, AK. [FIREFIGHTER, two RESIDENTS, homeowner Bill TURICO - comment.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) This year's major wildfires reviewed.

(Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico: Carol Lin) The changing nature of forest fires in the 20th century examined; scenes shown from Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico. [US Forest Service SPOKESMAN, John PETERSON, Northern Arizona University professor Wally COVINGTON - comment on the fires.] The need for a new Forest Service approach of controlled burns to prevent catastrophic fires in the West explained.

Foreman, Tom;
Jennings, Peter;
Lin, Carol

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