August 31st, 2009
09:43 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 08/31/09

We’re keeping a close eye on a fast-moving California wildfire that’s threatening thousands of homes and businesses outside Los Angeles—and has trapped five people who ignored evacuation orders.

And we now have a much clearer picture of what the last 18 years have been like for Jaycee Dugard, the young woman who was found last week 18 years after her kidnapping. Investigators are combing the secret backyard compound where Dugard was allegedly forced to live–and where she apparently gave birth to the two daughters her captor fathered. We’ll show you what investigators found inside the squalid makeshift compound of tents and sheds.

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  1. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    In time
    Where is the Beat360? I miss off the evening in a fun way!

    August 31, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    Good night, Anderson and Erica!!!
    Good night, David and friends!

    A great week for for us!!!

    August 31, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Isibor, P. Warri, Nigeria

    Hi Anderson, I believe people affected by the wild fire should heed to instructions and vacate the site as soon as possible to avoid further casualties. Nobody gains anything at the death of anybody. The fire fighters should be allowed to do their jobs despite them missing their homes. I reach out to all of them and feel deeply for what they are passing through.

    August 31, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
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