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NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 17, 2008
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The California wildfires introduced; statistics on homes lost, acres burned and firefighters on the job cited. NOTE: Local news bulletin on screen.

(Sylmar, California: Chris Jansing) The impact of the fires featured; scenes shown of a burned-out trailer park in Sylmar, smoke and flames fueled by Santa Ana winds, burning homes, search and rescue dogs. [Los Angeles fire department PIO Steve RUDA†- notes the difficulty in fighting a wind-driven fire.] [Oak Ridge mobile home park residents Ed HURDLE††, WOMAN, Cliff FINA‡– react.]

(Over Los Angeles County: Mark Mullen) The air assault on the fires featured; scenes shown of helicopters dropping water. [Los Angeles fire department pilot Thomas SHORT†, Chief Anthony MARRONE†- describe the challenges of the job.] [Los Angeles resident Kevin FRANKS†- praises the firefighters.]

Williams, Brian;
Jansing, Chris;
Mullen, Mark

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