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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 23, 2007
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(San Diego: Brian Williams) The wildfires in southern California updated; details given on evacuations of over 500,000 people, 373,000 acres burned, and 8,000 firefighters on the job; scenes shown of fires and from a burnt residential area; map shown of new fires.

(San Diego: George Lewis) Fires overnight doubling the number of evacuees reported; details given on more planes added to the firefighting efforts; scenes shown of last night’s fires, evacuees at Qualcomm Stadium, and a destroyed ranger station outside Los Angeles. [Evacuees E.J. GIETKA†, Russell PETHO†, WOMAN - talk about their experiences.] [San Diego County Supervisor Ron ROBERTS†- says this is one of the worst fires in the state’s history.] [President BUSH – promises aid.] [US Forest Service David WOODY†, WOMAN – comment.]

(San Diego: Don Teague) Scenes shown of Rancho Bernardo residents gathered in a grocery store parking lot learning whether or not their houses have burned. [Rancho Bernardo residents Mark PETTY†, several PEOPLE – react.]

(Minneapolis: Anne Thompson) A study predicting that global climate change could bring even more wildfires examined; other examples of extreme weather this fall outlined. [Princeton University professor Michael OPPENHEIMER†- comments on the study’s implications.] [Blue Ridge Mountain Parkway Martha BOGLE†- says this year’s drought is the worst.]

(Near Lake Arrowhead, California: Lester Holt) The Lake Arrowhead fire featured; details given on evacuations and home losses; aerial scenes shown of the fire.

Williams, Brian;
Lewis, George;
Teague, Don;
Thompson, Anne;
Holt, Lester

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