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ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003
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(Southern California: Peter Jennings) The ongoing wildfires in southern California reviewed; scenes shown of a burned-out neighborhood, the flames & smoke in the San Bernardino Mountains & from a helicopter flight over the fires.

(San Diego: Brian Rooney) The fires in the San Diego area featured; scenes shown of the firefighters trying to protect a mountain high school & of people evacuating. [FIREMAN, RESIDENT - comment on the backfires.] [Firefighter Dave BENFIELD†- comments on the fire.] [Governor Gray DAVIS - talks about the fire's cost.] [County supervisor Greg COX†- offers a health warning.]

(Southern California: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(San Bernardino National Forest, California: Mike Cerre) The ground battle against the fire featured; scenes shown of the firefighters, flames & smoke. [US Forest Service battalion chief Randy CLAUSON†- says it's a "career-ending fire."] [Two FIREFIGHTERS, homeowner Cliff SHARP†- comment.]

(Southern California: Peter Jennings) The air campaign against the wildfires featured; scenes shown of the old planes laying down slurry into the flames & of super-scooping planes carrying water. [Pilot Steve HOWLAND†- comments on the job.]

Jennings, Peter;
Rooney, Brian;
Cerre, Mike

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