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New Mexico / Wildfires / Los Alamos #192075

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 11, 2000
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The wildfires in and near Los Alamos, New Mexico, introduced.

(Los Alamos: Tom Foreman) The New Mexico fire featured;; details given of the controversy over the Forest Service's decision to start the controlled fire despite the weather conditions. [FIREFIGHTER - talks about the battle to save homes.] [Los Alamos Labs director John BROWN - says the fires did not harm the bunkers.] [Senator Pete DOMENICI - says the fire was risky.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The evacuation from Los Alamos and the suburb of White Rock noted.

(Los Alamos: Carla Wohl) The story of two families readying to evacuate featured; scenes shown from outside Los Alamos. [Three WOMEN - comment on their situations.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given: Bill Blakemore) How controlled fires are carried out amidst the variable of winds examined. [Forest Service Denny TRUESDALE - comments on weather and fire.] [SpaceImaging Chad HENDRIX - explains how satellite image information is used to set up computer models.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The Interior Department's information on controlled fires stated.

Blakemore, Bill;
Foreman, Tom;
Jennings, Peter;
Wohl, Carla

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