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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003
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(San Diego County: Dan Rather) The continuing blazes from the wildfires in southern California noted; scenes shown; map shown of fire locations; statistics on deaths & destruction outlined.

(San Diego, California: Bill Whitaker) The battle against the fires in San Diego County featured; details given about the shortage of resources. [Homeowner John BORNEMAN†- says this should never happen.] [California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection Doug RINELLA†, Kelly ZOMBRO†, San Diego fire chief Jeff BOWMAN†- comment on needing more help and the exhaustion of the firefighters.]

(San Diego County: Dan Rather) The destruction of homes in the Scripps Ranch neighborhood of San Diego County featured; scenes shown of ruins & evacuees. [Residents Becky & Doug JOHNSON, Leslie PAUL – react.] The containment of fires in the Simi Valley area noted.

(San Bernardino County: Vince Gonzales) The threat to the Lake Arrowhead & Big Bear resort areas featured; scenes shown; police sketch shown of arson suspect. [California Department of Forestry battalion chief David SHEW†- explains the backfire process.] [San Bernardino County Sheriff Gary PENROD†- comments on the search for the suspect.]

Rather, Dan;
Whitaker, Bill;
Gonzales, Vince

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