Nightly News | August 30, 2011
>> do. how about a fire to further darken the sixth anniversary of katrina in new orleans ? this is a marsh fire burning in eastern new orleans . a swampy marsh out there. once these fires start they usually burn themselves out to the water line . they're hard to put out. but look at the air quality in new orleans today. the mayor decided to fight it from the air and declared a state of emergency . now four black hawk helicopters from the state national guard , with buckets of water affixed to them have been deployed. they'll fight it 500 gallons at a time. the wind has swept into to several louisiana parishes . a lightning strike started this fire and it may take until next week's predicted rains there to finally put it out.