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(Escondido: Katie Couric) Continuing coverage of the wildfires in southern California updated; the Santiago fire caused by possible arson and the Witch Creek fire believed caused by downed power lines noted; map shown of the fire zone.
(Orange County: John Blackstone) Reasons for more severe fire seasons in recent years examined; contributing factors noted as global warming and more fuel due to years of fires being put out; scenes shown of fires in Orange County. [California Assemblymember Todd SPITZER, Secretary of the Interior Dirk KEMPTHORNE, fire ecologist Thomas SWETNAM, fire historian Richard MINNICH- give explanations.]
- Couric, Katie;
- Blackstone, John
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