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West / Wildfires #194220

ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 04, 2000
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(Studio: Jack Ford) Statistics on the wildfires in the Est cited.

(Payette National Forest, ID: Tom Foreman) The weather and the forest fires featured; scenes shown. [Firefighting commander Scott VAIL - says slight temperature changes affect the fires.] [Bureau of Land Management Ron DUTTON - calls the scope of the fire unprecedented.] [NOAA meteorologist John McGINLEY - comments on the weather.]

(Studio: Jack Ford) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Brian Rooney) The impact of the wildfires on the environment and on people's health featured; scenes shown of smoke in the air. [Missoula air quality monitor Ben SCHMIDT - assesses the air quality.] [MAN - describes breathing problems.] [Utah air quality monitor Ursula KRAMER - worries about the ozone levels.]

Ford, Jack;
Foreman, Tom;
Rooney, Brian

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