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California / Wildfires #740770

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003
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(Devore, California: Dan Rather) The situation in southern California as the wildfires continue reviewed; scenes shown; map shown; statistics on deaths & damage cited.

(Devore, California: Vince Gonzales) The fight to save the resort community of Lake Arrowhead featured; scenes shown of firefighters, flames, homes threatened by the fire. [California Department of Forestry Lou SCIOCCHETTI†- comments on the fire.] [San Bernardino County Fire Department Capt. Doug MILES†- comments on providing structure protection.] [RESIDENT – says he’s staying.] [US Forest Service Dewey REBBE†- comments on the weather’s impact.]

(Devore, California: Dan Rather) The death of a firefighter in Julian, California, reported.

(Julian, California: Bill Whitaker) The losses for many homeowners featured; scenes shown of rubble. [Fire victim Tony MEYER†– reacts to the loss of his home.] [Red Cross CHAPLAIN – comments on his counseling duties.] [Mortgage BROKER – comments on the destruction.]

(Devore, California: Dan Rather) The magnitude of the fires as seen from a helicopter featured; scenes shown of flames, smoke & destruction on the ground. [California Department of Forestry fire chief Jim WRIGHT††– talks about the fires.

(Simi Valley, California: Sandra Hughes) The cost for recovering from the fires featured; cost estimates cited; details given about California’s financial problems; scenes shown of Governor-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger in Washington, DC, where he asked for federal relief. [SCHWARZENEGGER – says we need to see what the damage is.] [Foundation for Taxpayer & Consumer Rights Doug HELLER†- says we’re going to get through this.]

Rather, Dan;
Gonzales, Vince;
Whitaker, Bill;
Hughes, Sandra

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