CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 24, 2007
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(Escondido: Katie Couric) Dangers due to changing winds outlined; FBI confirmation that the Santiago fire in Orange County was arson noted; scenes shown of the fires and evacuees. [Several FIREFIGHTERS – talk about the conditions and problems.] [2 EVACUEES – comment on their situation.]
(El Cajon Mountain: Dean Reynolds) A look at the firefighters’ command station presented; details given on fires re-igniting and trouble containing them; scenes shown. [2 FIREFIGHTERS, Battalion Chief Steve HERZOG- comment.]
(Escondido: Katie Couric) President Bush signing disaster declarations for 7 counties and coming to tour the damage tomorrow noted.
(Los Angeles: Sandra Hughes) Dangers posed by the heavy smoke from the fires featured; details given on the hazardous contents of the smoke; scenes shown of medical volunteers helping evacuees. [San Bernardino County Health Department Dr. Margaret BEED- describes problems some people are having.] [Asthmatic evacuee April ACOSTA- talks about breathing problems.] [Community Hospital of San Bernardino Dr. Dee L’ARCHEVEQUE- says being outside is like smoking half a pack of cigarettes.]
(San Diego: Sanjay Gupta) A look at the UCSD hospital’s busy burn ward presented; details given on the condition of various burn victims; scenes shown from the hospital. [Burn victim’s MOTHER, University of California San Diego Medical Center Dr. Raul COIMBRA- comment.]
(Ramona, California: Katie Couric) The story of Christie Williams, who lost her home to fire, presented; scenes shown of the property burning and Williams sifting through the rubble. [WILLIAMS- reacts to the damage; points out where things used to be; lists what little she salvaged.]