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broadcast center. this is abc7 news. the blazing sun baked the bay area today leading to record highs for some areas. >> in the east bay it got so hot firefighters responding to a house fire were forced to shift their tactics. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm ama dates. triple-digit heat and a two-alarm fire. >> firefighters swarmed a home in lafayette as they dragged out garden hoses to save theirs. >> tiffany is there live. tiffany? >>ama, that sound is people trying to board up this home. i want to give uh look at the damage before they do. look at the front door. it is completely destroyed. you can see this empty rocking chair. you can see these windows
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completely blown out. tls the inside of what -- it is the inside of an eating room and there is a lemon tree burned out. the house is expected to be a total loss. pain could be seen in every face of the car carpenter family. they lived here for two generations. tonight around dinner time they started hearing popping noises. the fire investigators believe those sounds were two cars firing in the garage. >> that's heart stoping. >> the fire marshall estimates $800,000 in damage. >> if it was windy we could have had a bigger problem. >> it shows him grabbing his garden hose as flames creeped down the hillside. >> if i don't put this out and the bigger trees catch fire it will be out of control and i won't be able to do anything
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with the garden hose. that's what i was thinking. >> as he sprayed the smoking grass the heat grabbed at him. >> even as the flames went down you could roast marshmellows on the hill. >> crews chugged bottle after bottle of water and others dumped it on their heads trying to cool off in the hundred degree heat. >> we went to a third alarm. >> thankfully no one, not even the family dog, was injured. and they will help the carpenters rebuild. in lafayette, abc7 news. tonight a wildfire burning in the sierra foothills has forced the evacuation of at least 50 homes in amador county near the border with el dorado county. it started about 4:30 and it is now 20% contained. this afternoon flames destroyed this home and two other buildings.
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250 more struck tours are -- structures are threatened. this home was completely gutted. they are dealing with steep terrain and high temperatures. cal fire says it is fueled by dry brush and moving fast. tonight strike teams from surrounding counties are on their way to the fire lines. there are early reports that a vehicle fire may have started this blaze. we did see record highs in some cities and tonight it has cooled off. this is a live look from our emeryville camera. sandhya patel has more on our record highs with a look at live doppler 7hd. >> we had four record high temperatures today. let me show you live doppler 7hd and i can tell you how warm or hot it got. patchy fog along the coastline otherwise skies are clear. look at the records for today. san francisco a new record at 85 degrees. the previous record for san francisco was 82 setback in 1973. moffett field broke its record, 95 today. a tie in richmond at 87. it was cooking in san rafael. 99 degrees.
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the previous record was set in 1975. antioch and livermore and concord up to 98 in napa and 94 in san jose. 89 degrees in oakland and half moon bay was a good place to be. it has cooled off noisily in half moon bay where the fog has developed. most other areas are seeing mild to warm conditions. we are going to get some relief from this heat this upcoming weekend, but not everyone will feel it. a look at the details in a few minutes. ama? >> thank you, sandhya. the park will remain open this weekend, but there will be no barbecues or open flames allowed tomorrow. to the middle east, crisis now. hamas and israel have agreed to halt their military offensive in gaza for 12 hours. a half daisies fire. a series of explosions tore through gaza shortly before the cease-fire began. today the united nation reports 68 more palestinian deaths.
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the overall death toll is now at 857 including 36 israeli troops and three civilians in israel. the u.s. secretary of state john kerry is set to meet with the foreign ministers in france tomorrow to help broker a permanent cease-fire. tonight members of the bay area muslim community are reaching out to a man who suffered a devastating loss. 30 members of his family were killed in a single airstrike. abc7 news reporter is live outside the blossom valley muslim community center. >> you can see a large group is gathered at the community center. they are observing the holy move ramadan. that's why they are eating together. they are also offering words of support. a dentist living in san jose lost 30 of his family members in one day. three generations of aunts, uncles and cousins were living under the same roof in the gaza strip.
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the airstrike hit their home and nobody survived. >> these are my distant cousins and they have known some of them. it is vicious to see 30 people die at the same time, one family, one building. >> the muslim community of south san jose got together to mourn relatives and others killed in the attack. his family members in gaza were doing the same when they were killed. >> i basically told them, i'm sorry for your loss. may god grant them [inaudible]. >> they are in our hearts. we are afraid of this striking all the time. >> he has other relatives in gaza he is worried about. he was last in the region two years ago and says it is nearly impossible for him to go now. the borders are sealed.
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the only thing he can do is pray and educate people about the conflict. in south san jose, abc7 news. a ufc fighter with a bout in san jose plans to fly to israel and join the israeli army as soon as the match is over. he has a three-round feather weight fight and when it is over the 30-year-old will board a plane for israel. he lived his entire life there until 2009 when he moved to the bay area to train in mixed martial arts. he said it is difficult watching the fighting and not being able to help his country men and women. he believes it is his duty as an israeli to defend his homeland month matter where in the world he is living. a bay area native is among four journalists detained in iran. she from marin county and has written for the chronicle. he was working in iran when he was taken into custody on tuesday. the reason is not immediately clear. you may remember the case of three uc berkeley hikers who
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were held in iran. they were released in september of 2011 after spending two years in prison. a third hiker, who you are looking at there, was released one year earlier. one man helped turn the los angeles commute into a traffic jam that lasted three hours. the chp closed all lanes of the i-5 in east l.a. because of a man standing on an overpass. you can see him wedged between the freeway sign and the fence there. police feared he might jump and put a big air cushion beneath him. he was finally taken into custody without incident. a popular beach in cap -- cap paw toe law was shutdown when a mysterious object washed up shore. a yellow doughy substance showed up on the beach and a kayaker reported seeing it floating out in the water. at first people were afraid it was toxic so firefighters were
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called in to investigate. health officials believe it is a natural substance, and they lifted all restrictions at 7:00 this evening. this morning thousands of dead anchovies washed up on the beach, but health officials say fish die offs are not really unusual this time of year. the great bull run is scheduled for tomorrow at the alameda county fairgrounds. just like the event in spain. unless an animal rights group has its way. 3,000 people are expected to race through a quarter mile long track with bulls stampeeding behind them. they say it is possible that the bulls will be hurt or abused. they filed a lawsuit to stop it. >> the veterinarians we consulted say it is within the realm of possibility that an animal can get hurt. >> they have horse racing out here and rodeos throughout california. at those events they are on the animal's back kicking them with metal spurs. >> the humans are in more danger than the animals. no bulls have been hurt during
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the nationwide tour, but one man suffered a broken pelvis. still ahead, a drone gets close to a popular landmark. should he be allowed to? we will look at the rules. >> and a touching reunion after two years apart. why it is becoming a favorite on social media. >> and here is some of the magic waiting for you after the news. >> in what planet does ruth come from? (vo) ours is a world of the red-eyes. (daughter) i'm really tired. (vo) the transfers. well, that's kid number three.
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appearance off the santa cruz
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county coast. sky 7hd was over one of the largest warships as it made a stop off cap tau toe law. they practiced anchoring exercises. the nimitz is in the middle of a voyage to its home port near seattle. >> we found out a strange object hovering near the space needle was a drone. some people were amused by it while others were upset. abc news reporter cecilia vega has the story. >> right there high in the seattle skies is a drone. the f.a.a. is telling abc news that they are looking into the tiny remote controlled aircraft hovering above the observation deck of the famous space needle. curious tourists waived the mysterious flying object gave security quite a scare. police say a man launched the drone right out of his hotel room window. >> there was no malcontent or malice. >> it is just the latest incident raising questions about whether it is safe to fly drones above the crowded
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cities. take a look at this drone buzzing over the busy streets of new york last year. and it crash-landed nearly hitting pedestrians at the height of rush hour and there also have been close calls with airplanes. a drone last year coming within 200 feet of a jumbo jet. drones like these are exploding in pop -- popularity, but the rules are in place for how and where they can fly haven't caught up yet. the pa is working on new -- the f.a.a. is working on new guidelines, but it could be a couple years until they take affect. until then they will keep their eyes on the sky. abc news, los angeles. a schnauzer in pennsylvania was overwhelmed when her family returned home for the first time in two years. yelps of happiness.
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then it was too much for the scnauzer to handle. the dog passed out from shear joy. they took her to the hospital to make sure she was fine and she was. the video has racked up a million hits on youtube. the challenger arrived in the bay area for international soccer showdown. they will face the quake on sunday. the spanish government says it will be the final sport at candlestick park. >> it will be a really hot weekend. >> sandhya patel is here with the forecast. >> we are looking at sweltering heat in the inland valleys. let me show you live doppler 7hd. there is patchy fog around pacifica and half moon bay and just about everyone else is seeing clear skies right now. as we take a live look, look
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how beautiful it is in san francisco right now. the temperatures are mild. san francisco and oakland in the mid60s. 74 for san jose. it has cooled off nicely in gilroy after triple digits. 55 in half moon bay. and here is the view. i will step aside. from our east bay hills camera just to give you the full affect. the visibility is great and here are your temperatures. 60s in santa rosa and it is still warm. fairfield and livermore in the upper 70s. concord 80 degrees. it is 11:00. a lovely view of coit tower. hot this weekend and cooler around the coast and the bay. and you are going to see a few high clouds and a little humidity as we hit the weekend. there are changes coming and you won't notice them. the hot air mass continues to remain right over us. the heat hangs on inland for saturday and for sunday. here is what you will notice over neat tonight and into tomorrow morning. patches of fog are around first thing in the morning.
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the following will pretty much clear out and come back in for the afternoon. the high clouds will start to increase and that means the humidity starts to come up slightly. it is breezier which does mean cooler weather at the coast. a little cooling around the bay, but you really don't get much cooling in our inland valleys. tomorrow morning starting out mild. mid50s to mid60s and clear except where you will see the patchy fog. half moon bay is one of our coolest spots. 95 in morgan hill. the high clouds and the sun, los gatos 94 and 89 santa clara and 90 in san jose and 86 in mill pea dis. on the peninsula if you like it warm this will be your day. 86 palo alto and 87 redwood city. the wide range of conditions are expected tomorrow. 68 in daly city and 74 downtown san francisco. remember, you are -- you had a record at 85. you are coming down and it will be noticible. 92 sonoma and 80 knife -- a
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and 85 in vallejo. the triple digits clear lake and ukiah. a few high clouds are moving into union city. 80 in oakland. and in our inland spots it is going to be sizzling. 98 livermore and 96 pleasanton. you will notice filtered sunshine for your saturday afternoon. and there is so much going on this weekend. i can't cover everything, but i will try. the festival at 10:00 a.m. it will be sunny and warm in the 80s. 90s as we head toward 1:00 p.m. and sweltering by 4:00 p.m. 97 degrees. a few high clouds and 84 and warm at 7:00 p.m. delicious food to go along. for the san francisco marathon, not the hot weather and it is going to be perfect. low clouds at midnight. the temperatures in the 60s and dropping off to the upper 50s. so perfect weather. 69 and mild at 11:00 a.m. the accu-weather seven-day forecast, mild coast side and steamy inland.
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upper 90s to low 100's for the upcoming weekend. the temperatures back off a few degrees as we all head back to work. mid-nineties. that's not really cooling. >> thank you, sandhya. >> giants baseball. >> not looking good. larry is here. >> it was a beautiful night for baseball and then the game started. giants fans were thinking the same thing. i wish we had a puig. puig puts on a show and makes it a short every mercedes-benz is made with the highest level of engineering... design... safety... and performance. our latest creation is no different. with one exception... introducing the mercedes-benz b-class. it's electric! it's electric! the first electric vehicle from mercedes-benz.
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and this journey will keep you on the edge of your seat all summer long during the emirates airline us open series. this week we'll be in the great city of stanford for the bank of the west classic. where some of the top players in tennis will battle it out to see who's best. which ch which new hero will emerge? don't miss your chance to find out. for ticket and player information, go to bankofthewestclassic.com.
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the giants and dodgers opening a weekend showdown series for first place and tim lincecum was puiged. not much of a factor in this
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one. here is the factor, the only pack ter. the top of the first and puig hammers the ball and nearly takes it out of the yard. may have been fan interference. it is hard to tell because of the replay. it ends up as a triple for puig. up next is 8 adrian gonzalez, professional hitter. dodgers with three triples in the fifth after a d gordon triple. puig again going to triple alley. puig had three triples and a double, an unstoppable force in this game. gonzalez another r.b.i single and that's the i'm for tim lincecum who lasted four and a third innings with six runs and nib hits. dodgers roll 8-1 and are half a game behind the giants. watch this ceremonial pirs pitch. it is a clown throwing to a mascot. what could go wrong there? look out, kid. a little tender. 100 degrees in arlington. the rangers with the second inning here.
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a base hit off jason hamel. it is 1-0 texas. a a couple of nice defensive plays. initially they called him safe and then reviewed it and out was the call. a chance to be a hero and crazy ricochet game over. a's fall 4-1 and their lead is down to two. the raiders have brought in a bunch of new play yirs to turn things -- players to turn things around. and he has a message for everybody.
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first practice at training camp in searing heat. 98 degrees in napa and it did
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not sopa the loyal fans from coming out. as many as 500 season ticket holders are there to see what they hope is a much improved raiders squad. khalil mac looks fast and an a jill. -- and agile. nobody wants to go 4-12 again. he realizes the outside expectations are pretty low. >> i am an underdog story guy. i always rooted for the underdog in movies. we have a lot of talent on this team. we have to put it together, obviously. the mind frame has to change and things of of that nature. we hear it. i hear all of the things people say. i am in the business of proving people wrong. >> i like that attitude. >> i like that line. >> thanks, larry.
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wake up weather. there will be a little fog around first thing in the morning. patchy along the coastline, otherwise clear and mild. the temperatures in the ficts and 50s at 5:00 -- 50s and 60s at 5:00 a.m. rise together mid70s. lisa argen will be here at 5:00 a.m. tracking the upcoming heat. >> sandhya, thanks. that's our report. i'm dan ashley. >> i'm ama dates. abc7 news continues on-line, on twitter, facebook and all of your mobile devices with the abc7 news app. our next newscast is at 5:00 a.m. >> get up bright and early and watch that. right now on jimmy kimmle, bradley cooper and the cast of "the guardian of the galaxy." appreciate your time. >> have a great night, everyone.
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