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Lake Arrowhead, California / Trees, Wildfires, Insects #731714

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 26, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Lake Arrowhead, California: Brian Rooney) The sound of summer in Lake Arrowhead, California, where dead pine trees are being cut to diminish the danger of wildfires, featured; scenes shown from this "densely populated wilderness" near Los Angeles. [US Forest Service district manager Allison STEWART†- says it would be difficult to stop a fire here.] [California department of forestry Glenn BARLEY†- shows the beetles killing the trees.] [San Bernardino County sheriff's department John HERNANDEZ†- cites the predicament of having to move 50,000 people in a disaster.] [San Bernardino fire safety council David CAINE†- comments.] [Homeowner Larry BACKER†- comments on the cost of cutting down trees.]

Jennings, Peter;
Rooney, Brian

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