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CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 25, 2007
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(Studio: Katie Couric) The progress being made in the battle in California against 15 major wildfires updated; statistics on acreage loss and deaths cited.

(Escondido: Dean Reynolds) President Bush's visit to fire-stricken southern California featured; scenes shown of Bush at the Jeffcoats' burned-out house in Rancho Bernardo, new flames in Orange County, burned-out homes, firefighters, evacuees at Qualcomm Stadium. [BUSH - speaks.] [Alameda County fire department Battalion Chief Rich MILAN†- says the wind drives the fires.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Santiago Canyon: Sandra Hughes) The investigation of the Santiago Canyon and Rosa fires as arson featured; scenes shown; details given of the difficulty of proving and prosecuting arson. [Orange County fire authority Chief Chip PRATHER†- comments on the setting of the fire.] [California Conference of Arson Investigators Rick PRICE†- outlines some indicators of arson.]

Couric, Katie;
Reynolds, Dean;
Hughes, Sandra

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