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California / Wildfires #909928

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 02, 2008
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The Level 5 fire season in California noted; statistics cited.

(Goleta, California: George Lewis) The desperate situation in California featured; scenes shown of flames and smoke and planes spreading retardant in the Big Sur region; map of fires in the West and satellite image shown. [Los Angeles fire department Capt. Jack FRY†- worries about the winds.] [RESIDENT – reacts.] [Bureau of Land Management John GLENN†- notes the strain on resources.] [Governor Arnold SCHWARZENEGGER – states fire season is all year round.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Redding, California: Mara Schiavocampo) The battle against the fires in northern California featured; scenes shown of crews setting backfires in Shasta County. [Firefighter Tiffany HEDLUND††, fire commander Ron BRAVO†- comment on scarce resources.] [FIREFIGHTER – reacts.] [Cal Fire FIREFIGHTER – comments on help from the National Guard.]

Williams, Brian;
Lewis, George;
Schiavocampo, Mara

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