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Arizona / Wildfires / Economic Impact #731274

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 20, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) The onset of the wildfire season in the West noted; scenes shown of a burning forest near Tucson, Arizona; map shown of current wildfire locations.

(Tanque Verde Valley, Arizona: Sandra Hughes) The fire burning out of control in Summerhaven, Arizona, featured; scenes shown of burning homes. [Fire incident commissioner Larry HUMPHREY†- comments.] [Evacuees Charles HANKS†, Jill BUCKINGHAM†- comment on losing their property.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Vince Gonzales) The economic impact of wildfires on western states examined; details given about the drought and the beetle infestation that is killing trees; drought monitor & fire danger forecast maps shown. [National Interagency Fire Center Neil HITCHCOCK†- says the Western US is primed to burn this summer.] [US Forest Service Gene ZIMMERMAN†- says the threat of fire is astronomical.]

Reporter(s):
Rather, Dan;
Hughes, Sandra;
Gonzales, Vince
Duration:
00:04:30

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