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Los Alamos, New Mexico / Fires / Evacuation #718215

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 11, 2000
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Los Alamos, New Mexico: Maureen Maher) The evacuation of Los Alamos, New Mexico, due to the wildfires reported; details given of strong winds hampering fire fighting efforts; scenes shown of homes burning in Los Alamos. [PERSON - talks about the path of the fires.] [Firefighter P.J. GILES - says there is no relief from the wind.] [Albuquerque, New Mexico, Fire Department Don SHIANIN - talks about not having water.] [State Forester Toby MARTINEZ - says Mother Nature can humble people.] [Energy Secretary Bill RICHARDSON - says the nuclear materials are safe.] [FIREFIGHTER - comments.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Los Alamos, New Mexico: Bob McNamara) Accusations of mismanagement of controlled fires which caused the Los Alamos fires reported. [National Parks Roy WEAVER - says the fire would not have been set if the outcome had been known.] [Governor Gary JOHNSON - says an investigation is needed.] [Evacuee Peggy MOLLETT - says she wants to know the justification for the fire.] [Evacuee Dan LOOMAN - comments.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Concerns about more brush fires due to La Nina- related weather conditions examined; details given of a second fire near the Grand Canyon in Arizona. [National Interagency Fire Center Rick OCHOA - says this season could be the worst fire season in the Southwest.]

Rather, Dan;
Maher, Maureen;
McNamara, Bob

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