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Fires / South Drought / Ohio, Iowa and Pennsylvania Buildings #255749

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 06, 1978
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(Studio) Dry conditions in South noted to be worst since early in century. Fires in North Carolina, SC, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Rosalie, Alabama) Details given of fires near Tennessee-Georgia-Alabama border areas. Situation in Alabama, particularly in rural areas, described. Firefighters' assessment that fires are result of arson noted. [Rosalie, Alabama, Fire Department spokesperson Boyd TANNER - states reasons he believes many fires are being set.] Health warning given by Birmingham health officials because of smoke drifting across state mentioned.
REPORTER: John Sheahan

(Studio) Deaths of mother and children in home fire in Rogers, Ohio, noted. Contd. investigations into fires in Des Moines, Iowa, department store and landmark hotel in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, reported Coroner's report that arson was cause of Pennsylvania hotel fire stated.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite (KCCI-TV newstape)

Cronkite, Walter;
Sheahan, John

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