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September 10, 2009

Fighting The Station Fire

Mike Rohde is a fire chief in Orange County, Calif., and he says the massive Station Fire is the worst he's seen in his nearly 40 years on the job. He tells Dick Gordon about the day last week when he led a group of firefighters into a burning canyon in search of residents who refused to evacuate. He found two survivors badly-burned in a hot tub. Another survivor emerged near a creek and three were still missing when his shift ended. Mike says national fire policy is under review, but the most important thing is for residents to heed the warnings of authorities and evacuate.

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