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CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 22, 2007
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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) The wildfires in southern California updated; scenes shown of fires in Lake Arrowhead.

(Malibu: Bill Whitaker) The widespread fires in California featured; scenes shown of the burned-out Presbyterian church, active fires in Lake Arrowhead, fleeing people in Orange County, the Witch fire in San Diego County, the landmark Malibu castle on fire; statistics on the various fires cited; details given about the Santa Ana winds. [San Diego RESIDENT, Malibu residents Tina ANDERSON†, David SCHWARTMANN†- react to the fires.] [Governor Arnold SCHWARZENEGGER - comments on "the perfect storm."] The lack of optimism on the part of the fire personnel discussed.

(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles; John Blackstone) The Santa Ana winds that act as a blowtorch to spread raging wildfires featured; scenes shown of things burning, local weather news, the burning church; diagrams shown of the wind patterns in southern California. [Pastor Greg HUGHES - reacts.] [AccuWeather meteorologist Kenneth CLARK†- describes what the winds do that led to a bad fire situation.]

Mitchell, Russ;
Whitaker, Bill

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