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NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The continuing wildfires in California noted; satellite photo shown.

(San Bernardino Mountains: James Hattori) The wildfire situation reviewed; details given of the death of a firefighter in Julian, California, and the impact of the weather; death toll cited; scenes shown of flames in the San Bernardino Mountains, Stevenson Ranch & Lake Arrowhead. [Orange County Fire Authority Chief Kevin BRAME†- says it’s a nature-driven fire.] [FIREFIGHTER – describes the fire.] [Lake Arrowhead resident Richard MELLON‡- comments on the threat.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Julian, California: George Lewis) The battle to save the historic mining town of Julian featured; scenes shown. [Residents Lance & Cynthia EDWARDS – comment.] [California Department of Forestry Rick HENSON†, San Diego County Supervisor Dianne JACOB†- comment on the effort to save the town.]

Williams, Brian;
Hattori, James;
Lewis, George

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