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Wildfires / California, Southeast #869516

CBS Evening News for Friday, May 11, 2007
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(Studio: Harry Smith) The wildfires on Catalina Island off California noted; map shown.

(Catalina: Bill Whitaker) The Catalina Island fire featured; scenes shown of flames approaching Avalon, firefighting planes, people evacuating, a burning house, firefighters and equipment arriving from the mainland; details given of the logistical problems in firefighting on the island. [WOMAN, resident Jane LOPEZ†– comment.] [In Griffith Park in Los Angeles, Governor Arnold SCHWARZENEGGER – expresses concern that equipment sent to Iraq doesn’t come back.]

(Lake City, Florida: Kelly Cobiella) The wildfires in Florida and Georgia updated; scenes shown of parents picking up kids from school. [Parent Anthony CALDWELL†- comments on the smoke.] [FIREFIGHTER – says it will romp and stomp.] [US Forest Service Russell HUBRIGHT†- comments on the exhausting battle.]

Smith, Harry;
Whitaker, Bill;
Cobiella, Kelly

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