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Wildfires / Florida #868717

CNN Evening News for Saturday, May 12, 2007
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(Studio: Rick Sanchez) The wildfires across the country, including Florida, Minnesota and California, noted; map shown; details given of the impact in Florida, including interstate closings; scenes shown of flames, smoke and dead birds.

(Columbia County, Florida: John Zarrella) The fire around Lake City, Florida, featured; scenes shown of flames, thick smoke, the closed highway. [Firefighter Ashley SPILLERS†- describes the situation.] [Florida Highway Patrol Maj. Rick CARPENTER†- says traveling is tough.]

(Studio: Rick Sanchez) The battle to contain the fire on Catalina Island off California reviewed; scenes shown. [Homeowner Brad WILSON†- comments.]

(Studio: Jacqui Jeras) The magnitude of the fire in Florida and the weather conditions featured; maps shown; iReport image from Sam Lapidus† shown. Concern about an endangered species of woodpecker and other wildlife noted.

Sanchez, Rick;
Zarrella, John;
Jeras, Jacqui

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