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West / Wildfires / Warnings / Montana #193776

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Aug 10, 2000
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bob Woodruff) Warnings from government officials prior to the start of the wildfires in the West examined; letter from Bureau of Land Management's Lester Rosenkrance about the risks quoted. [BLM retiree ROSENKRANCE - says there was no interest in his warnings in January.] [Interior Department Sylvia BACA - says this is the worst fire season in 50 years.] General Accounting Office warnings of a high risk for catastrophic fires quoted. [Bureau of Land Management Larry HAMILTON - comments.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) The status of the ongoing wildfires updated.

(Hamilton, MT: Mike von Fremd) The smoke over the Bitter Root Valley in Montana from the wildfires featured. [UPS WORKER, MAN - explain why they are wearing masks.] [Older MAN, physician Dr. Brett HEATH - list health symptoms.] [In car, MAN - says he is leaving.]

Gibson, Charles;
Woodruff, Bob;
von Fremd, Mike

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