NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 01, 2009
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(Lake View Terrace, California: Miguel Almaguer) The fight against the Station fire near Los Angeles featured; scenes shown of firefighters, backfires, helicopters, homes at risk. [MAN, WOMAN – react.] [Homeowner Cliff JONES – explains why he won’t evacuate.] [Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Mark SAVAGE- comments on weather changes.] [Homeowner Beth HALAAS- reacts to losing her home.]
(Los Angeles: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Yucaipa, California: Lee Cowan) The challenge from the continuing drought, the Santa Ana winds and California’s budget problems featured; national fire forecast map shown. [Firefighter Bill PETERS – notes the potential for more catastrophic fires this year.] [US Forest Service bioclimatologist Ron NEILSON- expresses concern for the West.] [California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Del WALTERS- comments on the cost.]
(Los Angeles: Brian Williams) The air operations featured. [Helicopter pilot Ethan JENSEN- describes the job of forward air controllers; says it’s an urban interface fire.] [Air operations branch director John KEESEY- comments on the frantic nature of the air traffic.] The tents at the ground command center, helicopters loading water, ash on Jensen’s helicopter and the haze over Denver shown.
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