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CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Stevenson Ranch: Martin Savidge) The status of the wildfires in southern California reviewed; scenes shown of smoke, fire, firefighting planes & helicopters. The firefighting tactics discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Julian: Jason Carroll) The fires in the San Diego area reviewed; details given of the death of a firefighter; scenes shown of firefighters trying to save homes. [Three FIREMEN - comment on the job.] The circumstances under which the firefighter was killed discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Lake Arrowhead: Frank Buckley) The search for the arsonist who started the Lake Arrowhead fire featured; composite sketch shown; scenes shown of flames in the trees. [Area resident Brandi LIVERMORE†, San Bernardino County sheriff's department Robin HAYNAL†, Sgt. Steve CADDEL†- comment on the arson fires & suspects.] [Voice of California Department of Forestry Alan CARLSON†- outlines the profile of wildland fire arsonists.] The situation that forced the reporters to move out of part of the area & the mood of the people discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The "big picture" of the wildfires in California of 2003 reviewed; map shown to illustrate the growth of the blazes that exploded on Sunday; statistics cited on firefighters, deaths, destroyed homes.

Brown, Aaron;
Savidge, Martin;
Carroll, Jason;
Buckley, Frank

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