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New Mexico / Wildfires / Evacuation #634445

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 11, 2000
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Los Alamos, New Mexico: George Lewis) The evacuation of Los Alamos, New Mexico, due to the spread of wildfires that has damaged several damaged homes featured; details given of concerns about the danger to radioactive materials at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. [Concerned citizen Greg MELLO - expresses concerns about exposure to radioactive soil and tank explosions.] [Volunteer fire chief Luis JARAMILLO - says the winds could cause more fires.] [PERSON - comments.] [President CLINTON - says he wants to know the facts.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Interview held with Los Alamos evacuees David and Kim Hallowell. [David HALLOWELL - talks about the evacuation.] [Kim HALLOWELL - says seeing scenes on television can be emotional.]

(Washington: Robert Hager) Questions about the controlled fire which went out of control and caused the New Mexico wildfire examined; details given of plans for an investigation. [US Forest Service Jim PAXON - says he blames the weather.] [California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Jay DONNELLY - explains how backfires are set.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert;
Lewis, George

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