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with live breaking news. >> buildings burn in southern california as 82,000 people rush to escape massive flames. tonight a raging wildfire is burning out of control as the main route between los angeles and las vegas is forced to shutdown. good evening and thank you for joining us. i'm ama daetz. >> i'm dan ashley. it is east of los angeles in san bernadino county. it is up to 18,000 acres right now. >> katie is unfolding the sweation -- is looking at the unfolding situation. >> 18,000 acres is a number number and the fire is burning out of control. we have live pictures for you. thousands of people are under evacuation order and they say this fire is an imminent threat to public safety and
rail traffic and home. new video on the ground of structures on fire. a san bernadino fire spokesman says they have not determined how many structures were destroyed, but a dozen buildings including homes are gone along with the historic diner. part of interstate 15, the main route between los angeles and las vegas is closed. they have been stranded for hours and then there are those who won't leave. >> that fire is moving really fast. >> i am going to stick it out. >> i can't believe the flames. it is scary. >> mandatory evacuations for all. don't come up and everybody leave. >> it erupted at 10:30 this morning. it is sometimes called a fire nado. you can see why. 9 flames twist up in a column. they are learning six san bernadino firefighters became trapped by the fire at one
point. they had to shelter in place in a structure and two firefighters were hurt. get this. they were taken to the hospital, treated and released and then went back to the fire line to defend the structures. at last count 700 firefighters and 10 air tankers and eight helicopters and also schools had to be evacuated today and three districts have closed tomorrow in san bernadino. governor brown has declared a state of emergency in the county and the fire is zero percent contained at this hour. live in the newsroom, abc7 news. >> katie, thank you for the update. the heat is a real problem. we want to continue our live team coverage with a look at the weather conditions. >> sandhya patel has that for us. we will check in with her in a few moments. for now though we do want to move on to the wildfire that is burning in lake county. abc7 news was in lower leak where residents returned to their homes only to find they lost everything.
>> it shows where the clayton fire has spread to. right now the flames are 35% contained. cornell bernard picks up the coverage. cornell? >> reporter: many are returning homes to scenes like this. neighborhoods in charred rubble. we are in downtown lower lake where some folks were allowed in briefly to check their properties and they could not believe what they found. >> they didn't deserve this. >> reporter: it is the homecoming star and michael skidmore never wanted. they are seeing the devastation of the clayton fire up close. >> i have nothing left. it is all destroyed. >> their rental cottages burned to the ground when a wall of flames sent them running for their lives. >> i was lucky to get my chickens and my dog, but i am looking for my three cats. >> their auto repair shop is the only thing still standing. down the street, duane barbick
is remembering what was. >> it is like watching the titanic go down except the house go up in smoke. >> his pride and joy, a victorian built in 1887 in ashes. a garden statue is all that is left. here is what the house and neighborhood looked like before the fire from google street view. today it is unrecognize believe a. >> i got about $238,000 insurance to put back in and i don't know how much else it will buy. >> tim hudson is returning home after sleeping three nights in an evacuation shelter. his house is still standing. >> the fire was coming this way. we could see the flames off of our back porch. >> others were not as lucky. they are now starting over. >> and we are just now feeling the blessings of what we worked our tails off to have. now we have no home.
>> and we certainly wish that family the best. it is unknown when police will allow others back into this neighborhood. right now it is just too -- it is into the safe. full containment on the fire expected this weekend. live in lake county, cornell bernard, abc7 news. >> cornell, thanks very much. the man accused of setting the fire once trained to fight fires as a prison inmate. melanie woodrow talked with family members who are not surprised by his arrest. >> he will make his first court appearance on wednesday. he is facing 17 counts of arson in connection with numerous fires in lake county over the past year including the clayton fire which destroyed homes and businesses. >> it is hard to say whether or not this could have been prevented. this individual was intent on causing a fire. we do not know at this point what his intent was when he set this fire. >> it doesn't really surprise me. >> alex young is his cousin.
>> it is hard to even think about. even as a person that someone could even do that. >> investigators are not saying what evidence they have linking him to the fires. by phone his court uh .ed attorney said he would -- appointed attorney said he would not see them until wednesday. they gave him a list of the prior charges between 1997 and 2015. crimes range from dui to drugs and carrying a concealed weapon. a source with the state department of corrections also tells the i team's dan noyes that he learned to be a firefighter in the correctional center. he worked as an inmate firefighter from april to july of 2007. now nine years later he is accused of starting fires in lake county. >> they set a fire and then bring trouble to people. hundreds of them are out of their homes now and don't even
have a place to live. >> melanie woodrow, abc7 news. >> download the abc7 news app to stay on top of the wildfires burning in san bernadino and lake counties. enable the push alerts to get updates immediately. >> we have updates from east oakland. they are outside a liquor store they believe may have been set on fire during a standoff. they were called in after 9:00 tonight. a man possibly armed with a knife was throwing items inside. police don't know if he is still inside that burning building. now to developing news in the south bay where a car crash caused an explosion, fire and natural gas scare. it started around 8:45 on west san carlos street a few blocks west of downtown. ab c 7 news reporter -- abc7 news reporter lisa amin gulezian is getting this situation under control. lisa? >> reporter: ama, the fire is now out. they are keeping a close eye
on things. it started when the driver of that black pick up truck crashed into a gas meter on the side of the tattoo shop. officials are not sure what caused the driver to crash, but they say he is cooperating with police. once the truck hit the meter, the gas escaped and the fire immediately started. >> it looks like a blowtorch coming off the gas meter. from our perspective, we know what is happening at that point. that's why we allow it to burn longer. once we shut it off, now it is just a structure fire. >> it spread across the shingle roof building which houses not only a tattoo parlor, but music, recording and rehearsal studios as well. several people were inside when the fire started. >> if our door had been locked we wouldn't have known for a couple minutes or until we started smelling smoke.
>> because someone came in to warn you. >> otherwise we wouldn't have been playing and we might have gotten trapped. we got lucky that we were able to get out of the building. >> like i said, several people including musicians were inside the building when the fire started. the equipment was there in the parking lot waiting to be picked up. there was a shelter in place order in effect, but it has since been lifted and preliminary reports are that the majority of the damage is to the outside of the building. meaning the items inside are supposedly in okay condition. abc7 news. >> lisa, thank you. stay with us. abc news at 11:00 continues. to catch a predator. east bay police need your help to find the man who tried to kidnap three different women. >> and a shake up at cal. the prestigious university is getting ready to look for a new leader. >> and something you would expect in florida and not fremont. the hunt for an alligator.
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los altos, antioch, petaluma and all of the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> police in san leandro need help tonight to catch a predator before he strikes again. he already tried to kidnap three different women. surveillance images show him alongside the car, but it is hard to see many details. he attacked her along washington avenue on july 28th. >> he immediately pepper sprayed her. she got overwhelmed and she fell to the ground and grabbed her by the ankles and he began to drag her down the sidewalk. >> a good samaritan stopped the attack. this is a police sketch of the suspect. he is described as being african-american with a goatee
and glasses. he is about 5-10. his car is described as a 2014 silver nissan sentra sr edition. cal's chancellor stepped down amid controversy before sex assaults and questions over budget sessions. he offered his letter of res sig mace saying i have come to the personal decision that the time is right for me to allow somebody else to take up the financial and institutional challenges ahead of us. dirks will remain on-the-job until a new chancellor is named. a committee is being formed to find his replacement. abc7 news was there as they met to discuss the sex assault problem on our nation's campuses. stanford law professor called it an emergency. one pam list called on the princeton review to create accurate stats for all universities. they say more people are aware of the problem partially thanks to millennials. >> it is young women dragging
mattresses across their graduation stage and been raised. >> the brock turner case may have really opened the discussion. there was a lenient sentence for assaulting a woman. kidnapped at gunpoint. a mexican prosecutor said the son of a notorious drug lord, el chaw poe -- el chapo was abducted while attending a birthday party. they stormed into puerto vallarta and drove off with six men including guzman salazar. it is believed they belong to a eye value -- a rival cartel challenging him while he is in prison. harvey milk will have a vessel named after him. the naval officials made the
announcement. the uss harvey milk will be one of six oiler ships honoring those who fought for civil rights. >> the world's largest and most powerful military can embrace #eu everyone and the rest of the world can come along. the ship is expected to go into service in 2021. >> wildlife officials say they had no choice but to kill an alligator killed in fremont today. >> the game wardens took this picture of him sunning himself in the creek. they removed the reptile in a cage. they claimed their only choice was to shoot the alligator. >> when it is a public safety issue we don't want to take chances. it is very difficult to tranquilize an alligator from a distance. >> someone released the gator into the wild after keeping it illegally as a pet. let's turn our attention to the weather forecast. of course the conditions on
the fire lines around california are critical. >> sandhya patel is tracking it all. >> it is hot and dry conditions the next couple days for both the fires. the clayton fire in the lower lake area and the blue cut fire in southern california. here is a look at the time lapse from earlier today. it is hard to see sue toe tower the marine layer is about 1600 feet deep. it remains shallow, but not as shallow as it was earlier today. the fog made it into santa rosa and it is socked in around oakland and we are dealing with gray skies along the coastline. half moon bay a mile and a quarter when you get going. this is a preview of the commute. the fog is pretty low so be careful. pave 7 in oakland -- 57 in oakland. half moon bay was at 54
degrees. a live look from the emeryville camera. 58 in napa and looking at mild conditions from concord to livermore. as we take one last live picture from the kgo roof camera, this one shows a little of the bay bridge. the top of the tower is certainly obscured. hot inland through the weekend. when you get going tomorrow morning it will start out cool. temperatures in the 50s for the bay area and you will notice where the fog is sitting. in patches it is going to be dense and don't be surprised if you see a little mist. 5:00 a.m., here is how it looks. the hour by hour forecast and we take you in a little later into the morning. 8:00 a.m., you notice the fog coverage into the north bay and into the east bay and down the peninsula. it is not going to make it into the inland valleys. along the coastline we will hang on to the fog. starting in the south bay, 89
in los gatos and gilroy, 90 in morgan hill. mid80sin san jose and sunnyvale, 80 degrees on the paw mints law. you are looking at a mild day, 79 in redwood city. 80 in mountain view. it will be foggy most of the afternoon. downtown san francisco 66 degrees will get you into the north bay. 81 in napa and 79 in san rafael and 85 in santa rosa. the east bay will be in the 70s and 80s. 73 oakland and 80 in fremont. head inland and this is where it will be cooking. a little hotter than today. 93 fair field and concord and fine 5 in livermore. a look at the temperature trend for the rest of the week. on thursday the heat eases in land. you will still see 90s in land, but not as hot. we are noticing the temperatures are barely close to 90 degrees. 60s at the beaches and mild to warm conditions expected for saturday. this will be much nicer conditions. 80s inland and 60s at the coast.
we will go with hot conditions. low 60s at the coast and cooling begins on thursday and continues on friday. a summer spread low 60s to low 90s for the end of the workweek. and a wide range of conditions on saturday and sunday. upper 80s inland to upper 50s and 60s. at the coastline the temperatures will dip even more. on monday, 86 degrees inland. upper 50s along the coastline. really what the firefighters need is a strong marine push and obviously light breezes and cooler weather. that's not going to happen at either of those fires anytime soon. ama and dan. >> thank you, sandhya. >> well, it is the end of an era on the las vegas strip. stay with ♪ ♪ hey, is this our turn? honey...our turn?
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this fan got a souvenir ball and took a tumble. he is playing with a bad back, but managed two hits. doubles to the gap and it is 2-2. he went six innings and in the fifth a nice come back and he just gets mercer at first. he takes derrick law deep to center field. he runs out of room and the pirates go on top. the giants had runners at second and third with one out in the 9th and failed to score. 4-3 was the final. and with the dodgers winning tonight l.a. takes over first place in the west by a half game. the sun has set on the a's playoff chances, but they still put up a fight against the first place rangers.
the a's then took the lead in the 10th. oakland picked up another run and it is 4-2. with the bases loaded he gives up a single to carlos beltran. then with the bases still loaded , that is your ballgame. the rangers walk off with a 5-4 win. a tough loss for the a's who left 14 men on base. now to pro-football and oakland next plays at green bay on thursday. today the team broke camp in napa. coming off a 31-10 victory at arizona, the raiders are feeling pretty good about themselves. quarterback derrick carr is a guy that can find the positive even when he takes a beating at practice. >> this camp is fun.
it is a lot of fun. even when the defense was making a play on me. it sucks and i was mad, bit we talked about this. it is nice to see that. they are talented to cover that well and have a blitz. >> the 49ers next play in denver on saturday. this abc7 sports report has been brought to you by riverwalk casino. dan and ama.
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