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we do want to give you the latest on the fire still burning in the north bay. some good news the nuns fire is now 40% contained. the tubbs fire is 60% contained. >> cal fire expects full containment by friday. several schools reopened for the
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first time since the fires and some mandatory evacuations have been lifted in three more areas that includes calistoga. the number of people killed statewide is at 40. good morning just after 5:00 a.m. on this monday, october 16. >> we want to check in with lisa argen for the latest on the forecast. hopefully that will help firefighters today. >> yes, good morning, reggie and jessica. even though the winds are still offshore they're light. as we get going this morning you'll notice we are looking at poor air quality. this is going to change around a little bit and have less in the way of good air quality. you'll notice that it's not bad in the early hours. 49 in sunnyvale. it is 62 in san francisco. 46 in sebastopol hazy skies, patchy smoke with temperatures just as warm as we were yesterday.
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temperatures in the 80s at the coast as well. alexis? >> okay. taking a look at the south bay we're off to a quiet start there. no incidents to report at this point. we had a couple to start off this morning. we're looking really good. 101 and 880 slowly starting to see the volumes increase and our drive times starting to fill in. tracy to dublin. starting to get a little stop and go there, 41 minutes for you. we do have reports of a disabled semi near andrade and 101 to cupertino wide open at just 15 minutes. >> alexis, thank you. they may have turned the corner but the work for firefighters isn't done yet. one of the areas they are still watching this morning, sonoma valley. reporter amy hollyfield live in ken wood this morning. amy? >> reporter: good morning, reggie. there's a lot of smoke coming out of mt. hood and it's lingering over kenwood here. we can still smell it in the air. it's a strong smell this
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morning. the residents still here are the ones watching the situation. we met a man who refuses to evacuate. he says he has lived here long enough to know it is not time, in his opinion, to go. >> you never let your eye off it. we've had very little sleep for the past week. >> they can tell us to leave but i'm not going to leave until i see flames coming down that hill. >> as everyone knows a shift in the wind can always change things. as of right now we do not see the flames or the orange glow, so it does look like the fire here in the sonoma fire has laid down overnight. live in kenwood, amy hollyfield. >> okay, amy, thank you. that is certainly some good news at least for now.
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meanwhile this morning many calistoga residents are home or headed back there soon. a steady line of cars poured into the city after officials lifted the evacuation from the tubbs fire at 2:00 yesterday afternoon. the fire still an ominous site. the hope is the danger is over the hope is the danger is over now. right now the tubbs fire is 60% contained after burning more than 44,000 acres. >> napa county opening its own local assistance center to help people impacted by the fires. >> the center will offer federal, state, and local assistance. resources including financial help. it will be at the napa county health and human services building a conference center on napa valley corporate drive. it will be open from 9:00 until 7:00 through friday and from 10:00 to 5:00 on saturday and sunday.
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pg&e says since the fire started sunday 115,000 customers have lost electric power. more than 92% have now been restored. about 22,000 customers are still without power in the wildfire regions. gas service has impacted about 42,000 customers. 17,000 remain without gas and once crews have given permission to go to an area pg&e can start the assessment and repair process. all marin county public schools open today. eight districts in south and west sonoma county, san francisco state university and cal state east bay and concord. more schools will reopen throughout the week and for an up-to-date list of your school go to or check out the abc 7 news app. >> an assistance center will be
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open. these people stood in line for two hours sunday to get help from local, state, and federal agencies. there is, of course, no limit on how long it will take to rebuild. >> everyone's situation is different. >> the assistance center can help with everything from replacing a driver's license to child care. it's open for at least the next two weeks. on our abc 7 news app and at >> and that update from san jose two people there including a child barely managed to escape a garage fire in san jose and firefighters arrived just after midnight to this. find that go garage engulfed in flames and extending inside into the home on sonata way and serenade way.
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vehicles caught on fire. a quick check found no one was actually inside the home at the time. the occupants actually were able to get out just before that fire started raging. firefighters knocked down the flames in about 30 minutes. an adult and child displaced are able to stay with family in the area. the cause of the fire is under investigation. good morning to you. starting out with mild temperatures here in the city. this is due to yesterday's warmth and today another day with an offshore flow but a light offshore flow. and that's going to allow for winds to cooperate somewhat. 48 up in napa. as you look at the upper elevation winds you'll notice they are out of the north, wind gusts up to 16 in the oakland hills. this is down from where they've been the past couple of days. we're looking at 80 in the city as well as half moon bay.
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we'll have variable amounts of smoke throughout the sky today, a spare the air alert. let's skip ahead into thursday. we've been advertising this rain throughout the afternoon and evening hours. it takes us into your friday morning commute. here in the north bay how much rain. check it out from a quarter of an inch up at clover dale perhaps 0.2. this is certainly good news. much of the north bay will be picking up measurable precip and the rest of the bay area a couple hundredths. looking forward to that. and alexis has the update on the road closures in the north bay. >> up to 101 in santa rosa. mendocino, river road. those ramps are not going to be accessible here.
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probably the rest of the day and the next few days as well. all fluid situations. i've tweeted out links and sources for you. smart train back to a regular schedule. free service through wednesday. piner and industrial are open and sonoma county transit is still offering a modified schedule and they're back to regular fares today. back to your normal fare today. a look at the bay bridge commute at 5:20. alexis, thank you. this morning firefighters in the north bay are battling flames that are now moving closer and closer to the very popular robert mundavy winery. robert mundavy winery. matt keller is live in
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>> reporter: you can see the nuns fire burning right now and there's pretty big flames up there from cal fire. they say the fire is progressing to the north, spreading at a moderate rate. the fire is driven by steep slopes and dry fuel. we saw this fire on friday. it had not yet crested the ridge on friday and now you can see where those flames are this morning. we're about 13 miles away from calistoga. that's where the tubbs fire is burning. families were able to go back home there in calistoga. signs welcomed them back. the whole town was evacuated. families returned from shelters with donated water and food. not everything is back open. we have the wineries here closed and employees don't know when they'll work again. >> it's been only a week. it seems like it's been a month of this. it's just every day has been full of emotion. >> reporter: some places are still threatened. yesterday's fire still burning in the hills overlooking highway
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29. helicopters tried to stop the march of flames. the weather helped calm winds give firefighters the upper hand with rising containment on the horizon. we'll see when cal fire gives their update around 7:00, the nuns fire was 40% contained at last check. as you can see we have the flames closer and closer. matt keller, abc 7 news. happening in the east bay a protest over air quality. why it's inspiring a call to action. and the way the oakland a's are stepping up to the plate to help this young boy who lost his home in the north bay fire. >> it is now 5:11, and we keep >> it is now 5:11, and we keep
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and welcome back. this morning it is all about respirator masks in oakland. activists wearing those masks will gather to demand action to protect vulnerable residents from the effects of toxic smoke inhalation due to the fires in the north bay. they'll also address climate change. protesters plan to rally at 8:45 this morning at the pg&e service office on clay street. they will march to the california state building. 2,000 people are still under evacuation orders because of the deadly redwood fire. >> blamed for eight deaths. the redwood fire has burned nearly 36,000 acres, containment has reached 45%. an evacuation center has closed
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at ukiah high school. and take a look at this map. the city of santa rosa says if you live in this part you need to boil your water including the area east of mendocino avenue north of chanate road and south of mark west springs road. of mark west springs road. a boil water notice is on. you need to boil your water. >> let's move to lake now. firefighters there say they have made significant progress battling the sulfur fire. all evacuation orders lifted, and crews are continuing damage assessments. about 150 structures were destroyed there. law enforcement, though, is still patrolling fire areas 24 hours a day just in case of any hours a day just in case of any looting.
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>> there are those that will take advantage so we provide that public safety to combat those problems. >> meanwhile, another fire just east of clear lake oaks has burned 100 acres since it sparked early saturday morning. there were some mandatory evacuations with that one but those orders have also been lifted. >> abc 7 news was at napa when they host add town hall meeting last night. lots of work still needs to be done. >> our poles that came down have fob replaced. the signage has to be replaced. >> i think we'll be okay. our neighborhood will not be the same for sure. health experts urge to you wear goggles, masks, gloves if you handle any debris. it's a heartbreaking letter to the oakland a's written by a 9-year-old who lost his home in santa rosa.
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his message went viral over the week. >> there is good news because now the a's are planning some special surprises for the little boy. abc 7 news reporter melanie woodrow has the story from santa rosa. >> there was my room. >> reporter: before fire destroyed their home, he and his dad would drink milkshakes and play catch. >> remember when i hitted ball over the apple tree? >> it breaks my heart that he is not going to be back here screaming and yelling, the home runs that he hit over the fence with the whiffle ball. >> reporter: he built quite the collection of a's memorabilia but the fire destroyed it all. >> i love watching a's games. i want to be an a's player. >> reporter: he wrote a letter to the team. >> my saddest things were my baseball collection. -- cards, my 17 jerseys and my 10 hats. >> reporter: quickly catching our attention online abc 7 news alerted the team's president who vowed to help. a meeting has been set up for
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late they are week that we're told should include a few surprises. how does that make you feel? >> happy. >> reporter: happy for the fan who knows his favorite player's stance. >> takes the bat and then he hits it super far. >> reporter: and every announcer's call. >> high and deep, and that baby is gone! >> reporter: no doubt -- >> back to work. >> reporter: -- lauren and his dad have plenty of games left in them. >> you can still hit one out, i think. >> reporter: because no fire can stop a father and son's love for the game. >> it's life, i guess. >> reporter: melanie woodrow, abc 7 news. i just love him and i can't wait to see pictures of him getting all that new a's gear. i think a stomach perfevisit is. >> kids are so resilient. they always find the joy in things. >> yes, so cute. happy for him. that's a nice little story. good morning, everyone. good news in terms of the
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weather. i is going to improve. today another warm day, the warmest day of the week with an offshore flow, and that's going to bring temperatures to where we were yesterday. the wide perspective, those two systems linking together and bringing us the welcome rain by the end of the week. it's 51 in oakland. 57 for you in haywood. 61, though, in the city. air quality improving day-to-day. today you'll notice it's poor in the north bay. the inland, east bay and the santa clara valley. as we get that wind shift and that onshore push tomorrow, it begins to improve. it will be pretty much where we feel like it should be for later october. here's a look at the wind profile where the fires are burning. you'll notice that the winds are calm. by tonight we're still looking at the calm winds and a bit more of an onshore component. winds won't go above more than 5 miles an hour between today and tomorrow and then it's tomorrow when we get that wind shift.
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that's good news. looking at temperatures today very warm. it'll be dry out there. cooler tomorrow as the sea breeze returns and we look at the chance of showers on thursday and friday. 80 today in oakland. 84 in palo alto and the accuweather seven-day forecast cooling back looking forward to the rain, highs in the 60s midweek. alexis, another slowdown this morning. >> yeah, we do. a problem in the east bay so westbound 80 looking extra heavy through the el cerrito area coming in from richmond down to 16 miles an hour there. i did check with waze since we have no problems reported by chp. it sounds like a vehicle is blocking the left center lane around central avenue. that backup continues to grow. hopefully we'll get some crews on the scene but things are filling in. we're start to go see the slowdown. they should be flipping those on any minute and stop and go traffic the rest of the way into san francisco.
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>> okay, alexis, thank you. take a look at your screens. this is sky 7. sky map 7 features to look at the smoke over st. helena just past 6:00 last night. and you can see there the silverado trail north and smoke near hood mountain park and sugarloaf was drifting over the town. it's impressive to see. up next, the seven things you need to know as you start your day. >> no information for those looking to get around sonoma county in the wake of the wildfires. >> and an update on this cute kitty who was hurt in santa rosa. this one was in calistoga. >> at first there was nothing and then we saw the smoke and slowly all the flames coming up over the mountain. >> fire is everywhere. it has made a hard push into santa rosa. we have people here in shock and
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then we also have people here who have snapped into action. >> let me get her feet. >> all around me there are emergency responders from different agencies. >> all of a sudden you see smoke start to billow out from underneath the house. >> these guys are just spectacular. >> hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of homes gone. this is just very, very sad to see. >> it's mother nature at her worst, i guess. >> this fire is advancing. it is growing right now. >> sadly we found another neighborhood that has been completely wiped out. >> the sun is setting on a day of utter devastation. >> that fire came here like a speeding train. >> more than half of it is gone, just reduced to burned, charred rubble. >> along with grief and fear comes uncertainty. >> a lot better progress today. >> settled down overnight and that gave us a big opportunity to catch up. >> this is really a beautiful spot and it'll grow back. our homes will come back.
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contained. number two, a hot and dry day today as our offshore flow continues. that lack of sea breeze will keep temperatures today near 80 at our beaches but the winds will be on the light side. we're looking forward to a reversal in the wind. that happens as soon as tomorrow. as for today it's a warmer start and a very warm finish. >> number three in sonoma county several areas are under a mandatory evacuation. some people say they are staying at least until flames start coming down mt. hood. number four, people are anxious to get back into their homes. there's been a steady line of drivers in calistoga since the evacuations from the tubbs fire were lifted yesterday. >> number five, pg&e is working to clear downed power lines after a car crashed into a power pole in napa. more wires came down after a big rig was trying to get away from the crash. no one was seriously hurt. and number six, the for the bay, road closures continue. we'll take you up to 101 where a lot of on and off ramps continue to be shut down there, hopper,
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bi-centennial, mendocino, river road, 128 and state route 29. former 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick has filed a grievance against nfl owners for collusion. kaepernick alleges he is still unsigned as a result of collusion by owners after his protests during the national anthem last season. right now we want to give you an update on a cat who survived the north bay fires. this is milo. they are still looking for his owner. >> they say the cat is chipped but they're having trouble locating his contact information. he's being taken care of at the sonoma police department. so if you recognize him, give them a call. >> next at 5:30, more team coverage on the wildfires. >> find out which areas are most concerned about this morning. we're going to [ bleep ] die. we have to get out of here. we have to get out of here. >> plus, a narrow escap
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it is 5:30. thanks for being here today. >> and, lisa, we want to check in with you, everyone hoping the weather cooperates this week more than last week. >> it will. but as for today another warm day. temperatures well above average. we saw numbers yesterday near 80 at our beaches. so starting out with the air quality which is poor in the north bay but that light offshore flow bringing better air quality this hour to the rest of the bay. that will be variable and changing. areas of smoke in the east bay and south bay. those hazy conditions. look at this, two to five degrees warmer with numbers right now ranging from 51 in saratoga, 60 in alameda. 61 in the city. and as you go through the hours,
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low 80s around the bay to the upper 80s inland. so we'll have one more day with excessive warmth and then a wind shift and then comes the rain. alexis? >> looking forward tho that, lisa. >> westbound 80 chp still does not have this on their log but i checked with waze, down to about 12 miles an hour. sounds like a disabled vehicle blocking the lane around central avenue so that backup continuing to grow into the san pablo area. and a quick check of the toll plaza, metering lights officially on 5:24 this morning. you can see a little bit of that smoke and haze. it is a spare the air day today. we will talk about mass transit options in a few minutes. >> alexis, thank you. back to the north bay fire still burning this morning. containment is growing. that is the good news. the nuns fire in sonoma county is now 40% contained. that fire has burned more than
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48,000 acres. cal fire reports increased containment on the fires in lake and mendocino counties. the tubbs fire is 60% contained for the atlas fire. containment in napa county is growing, it is threatening a popular winery. >> and matt keller is live at the winery in oakville where the flames are inching closer and closer. hi, matt. >> reporter: good morning, jessica and reggie. we're here on highway 29, the winery is right behind me. it is burning right now, progressing to the north spreading at a moderate rate. the fire is being driven by steep slopes and dry fuel according to cal fire. more than 48,000 acres burned. still a lot of evacuations in place and road closures. wineries like robert mundavy is closed. >> it's very emotional. there are so many emotions right now. everyone there is so concerned.
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the e-mails have been flying with co-workers and our bosses checking on us making sure everyone is safe. >> reporter: she's on the schedule for today but is not sure if she's going to actually work. there's a long list of evacuations and road closures. some have been lifted but firefighters warn conditions are subject to change at a moment's notice. watch out for electrical wires on the ground, always assume that they're live. i'm sure when we see daylight we'll see aircraft doing water drops to stop the spread of the flames. right now they look like they're unabated. matt keller, abc 7 news. matt, thank you. in sonoma county evacuees are back home this morning. good news means evacuation boundaries and road closures have changed. crews are working to remove brush and debris from the roads. the county of sonoma website has an updated list. we have it as well,
5:34 am breaking news pg&e working to clear downed power lines in napa. this is not fire related. it's after a crash, a car crashed into a power pole there, and it happened just after midnight. look at this picture here on california boulevard between stadium avenue and industrial way. police say a big rig was trying to avoid the wires as it backed away from the area of the crash and then even more wires got stuck on top of the big rig and were pulled down. because of those wildfires in the north bay pg&e is providing help in the napa area. they were able to get there pretty quickly and luckily no one was seriously hurt. the area is still blocked off. >> the nuns fire in sonoma county stands at over 48,600 acres burned at 40% containment. much of the area under mandatory evacuation. and that includes the community of kenwood. mike and jeff are staying at least until the wind shifts and
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blows the fire down mt. hood. they lost two barns and a garage last week when the winds helped turn sonoma valley into a raging inferno. we're learning more about two of the 22 people killed by the fire in sonoma county. 82-year-old dr. car men colleen mcreynolds had practiced medicine in santa rosa for many years. sheriff's deputies say she made it into her car but couldn't escape from her burning garage. and you're now looking at a picture of 71-year-old daniel southard killed when the fire struck one week ago. his son derrick describes his dad as being, quote, my best friend. he says he'll miss his dad every day. a man has been cited for flying a drone over the petaluma airport which is one of the bases cal fire helicopters are flying out of to help fight those fires. 24-year-old nester rodriguez said he did not know it was illegal to fly over the airport. he was issued a citation to appear in court for impeding emergency personnel.
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police say the drone held up the firefighting operations for about ten minutes and endangered lives. fire officials say on top of fighting fires they're also fighting rumors that undocumented immigrants will be rounded up at evacuation shelters. again, that's only a rumor. that is not true. officials say spanish speaking fire victims are not getting the help they need for fear of being deported. they also say it's possible the missing persons' list is a lot longer than it should be because people are afraid to speak up. >> they are humans affected by the fire. some are traveling farther away from this area to the coast, sleeping in their cars with their children. we need them to utilize these evacuation centers, not be afraid. >> officials say if you go to an assistance center or evacuation shelter you will get help no questions asked. >> cal fire thanking all its fire partners that came during the greatest time of need, some
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from very far away. this photo on twitter shows 17 states plus help from australia offered mutual aid to assist in the firefighting efforts. in total cal fire says 266 fire engines and 79 fire crews came to california to help put out the flames. as evacuations are lifted, evacuees should be important of safety precautions when coming back home. >> you really want to be careful, wear sturdy shoes as you step over any possible debris. be mindful of hazardous chemicals as a result of plastic and metals that have burned. and before turning your propane tanks back on, inspect them for any visible damage. failure to do so could start another fire. >> if you lost power, don't turn your electricity back on unless all your appliances are turned off first and you've thoroughly inspected your home and meter for any fire damage. wear gloves and safety glasses when throwing out spoiled food and when sorting through your personal items. make sure you clean and sanitize anything that has come in
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contact with ash. good monday morning to you. we're starting out with temperatures warmer than we were yesterday morning. and that's due to the warm day we had. we're retaining some of that heat. it's 61 in the city. 46, though, in novato, mid-50s from san jose. 53 in mount view. air quality gets better each day. today a quick warm-up because we still have that offshore push. no sea breeze today and that will allow for the poor air quality to sort of meander around the bay area from the north bay to the east bay and parts of the south bay especially because the winds are on the light side. a warm afternoon with another 80-degree day in san francisco at the coast as well as oakland. 81 in hayward. mid-80s in concord. this is about ten degrees above average in the south bay. as we get into your tuesday look the sea breeze returns. we're back into the 60s here. 70s around the bay and temperatures will be coming down into their inland east bay by wednesday. so by that time we'll be
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anticipating a wet weather system that will bring not only rain to the north bay but to the entire bay area and bringing the temperatures down uniformly into temperatures down uniformly into the 60s. and in terms of amounts, it's light but still the greater amounts will be up here, a tenth of an inch in santa rosa. so that will be some good news. 30s, 40s, and 50s tonight with hazy conditions once again. alexis has a look at some problems in the east bay. >> a couple of them now on westbound 80. if you are coming through the san pablo area from highway 4, unfortunately, now another trouble spot. the first one at san pablo road. and then you're seeing a lot of heavy traffic past that. i do still believe we have a disabled vehicle blocking near central avenue.
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once you get closer to that merge as you head to the bay bridge. that is definitely slowing things down. state route 29 closed tubbs lane to 175 and i've been tweeting out a lot of links to keep up with that. we've got a lot of transit getting back to normal. smart train on a regular schedule. free service offered through wednesday. a regular schedule today. they are back to regular fares. >> when our neighbors are in need abc 7 shows up. this week michael finney and 7 on your side will be at north bay evacuation centers helping people affected by the wildfires. come see us tomorrow in santa rosa for a list of all locations go to abc7
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>> it is not what officials needed after the big wildfires but we will tell you how firefighters quickly tackled a new grass fire. >> and a likely overlooked problem in the wake of the fires, spoiled food because of the lack of electricity. the way the issue is being addressed in one county. we are hoping it helps to have your weather and traffic up through the the entire commercial break with abc 7 news oh, you brought butch. yeah! (butch growls at man) he's looking at me right now, isn't he? yup. (butch barks at man) butch is like an old soul that just hates my guts. (laughs) (vo) you can never have too many faithful companions. introducing the all-new crosstrek. love is out there. find it in a subaru crosstrek.
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taking a live look right near the robert mundavi winery, the fire that continues to burn in oakville. >> that iconic building, the robert mundavi that you see on their wine bottles and it is awfully close to that winery. >> we'll monitor this throughout the morning. >> we're going to [ bleep ] die, dude! we have to get out of here. [ bleep ] >> we shouldn't be driving into this gorge. this could catch on fire. the road's on fire. there's something right in front of us. it's a gate. push through. push through that [ bleep ] gate. we cannot die. >> dramatic video from
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roommates, it's about 15 miles northeast of marysville in yuba county. the cascade fire was closing in. one of the men saying, and no doubt he is correct, the scariest three minutes of his life. >> i can't believe rolling through what they went through. we are hearing about an incredible story of survival at a vineyard in napa last sunday night. >> this cell phone video shows a ring of fire. trapped at the top of soda canyon road. snyder is the owner of a winery, at a vineyard with his crew when they saw the flames. they race down the hills, alerting neighbors as they went down through the smoke, to get them all off that burning mountain. >> he lost elevation and went
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down into the flames and shot forward through the flames and went out going right, going left, going full circle. >> chp made several trips until everyone got safely evacuated. a grass fire caused concern. >> abc 7 news was at ronar court and fourth street as firefighters attacked the flames. no homes were damaged but were threatened. some were evacuated for a short time. the marin county fire chief said the bay area cannot afford to have another big fire. >> we provided additional resources for many agencies in marin county. >> officials say about five acres burned. the cause is still under evacuation. and when evacuees go home they will most likely find a lot of spoiled food because of power
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outage. people can drop off spoiled food and other household waste at the old redwood valley school and potter valley rodeo grounds. according to the sheriff's office it is open from noon until 5:00. it has been seen around. >> and these photos saying we found the statement to be true. it was appreciated and that bottom photo there, take a close look at it. it's one of the only parts of the paradise ridge winery that was left standing after the flames tore through. >> menlo park based facebook delivered 5 million meals to the salvation army. according to sf gate the company reached out friday after the organization posted on its facebook page asking for help.
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facebook has vowed to continue sending meals as long as it's needed. the next delivery is set for wednesday. >> if you want to help the fire relief effort you can easily donate $10 to the red cross. text the word red cross to the number 90999. you can also call the number on your screen to volunteer and that number is 70 -577-7600. >> the weather will become cooler and more cooperative, just not today. lisa argen is here with that. good morning. we're looking at the subtle changes beginning tomorrow. today will be a lot like yesterday as we widen our live doppler 7 view, the cloud cover will be linking together and bringing us that wet weather thursday into friday. right now we're mild due to the warmth yesterday. 61 in the city. 57 in hayward. santa rosa, 44. winds today once again playing a factor and warming us up quickly.
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right now upper elevation winds out of the north. this offshore flow indicating another warm day for us with 10 to 20-mile-an-hour wind gusts from atlas peak to the oakland hills. these will continue to get less throughout the afternoon. it will not help us out in terms of cooling or humidity. the humidity will be very low again and that's due to the high temperatures and the dry air out there that will be status quo. 84 for fremont and palo alto. we're expecting rain in the north bay. how much? as much as a quarter of an inch here in clover dale. perhaps as much as that around the tubbs fire in santa rosa. and look at the nuns fire, maybe over a tenth of an inch. certainly very good news and the rest of the bay area not as much but maybe a couple hundredths from livermore to mountain view. the seven-day forecast. cooling off just slightly. a sea breeze returns tomorrow taking us through wednesday with the pretty comfortable winds.
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the rain arrives thursday and friday with highs in the 60s. and some problems in the east bay, alexis. >> we keep having some new ones pop up here. again, westbound 80. this time in the fairfield area. we have a multicar crash that does sound like it's off on the shoulder. i have to think they're blocking part of a lane near air base parkway to cause that much of a backup. you are jammed well into the vacaville area. if you want to cut over and use surface streets that will help you out. and now a roll over crash on 580 as you make your way to the richmond, san rafael bridge. you're seeing heavy traffic on westbound 80 through san pablo and richmond areas. that is due to not one but two problems. a crash involving a motorcycle and we also have a disabled vehicle near central avenue. all that being said this should be in the yellow. westbound 80 highway 4 to the maze. right around 30 minutes, not a huge delay but stop and go in some areas. the metering lights are on. southbound 101 san francisco to
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sfo you still look good in the green at nine minutes. alexis, thank you. take a look here at your screen. sky map 7 on sky 7 gives us a look at where exactly the nuns fire was burning around 6:00 last night. it's a feature, a geo location feature that has streets, highways, and local landmarks. you can see there cougar lane. this is a remote area near hood mountain regional park at the sonoma and napa county lines. our camera spotted flames shooting high into the sky and certainly a lot of smoke. a lot more news ahead including the way free agent quarterback colin kaepernick is fighting back against nfl owners. plus, the very latest on the oil rig explosion in louisiana i mentioned earlier.
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and that breaking news making national headlines right now. an oil worker is missing and at least seven people hurt after a rig explosion in a louisiana lake. right now no deaths have been reported. officials warned that oil may be leaking into lake pontchartrain near new orleans after the explosion. witnesses reported hearing loud explosions, hearing a large -- seeing a large fireball, rather, and also seeing a huge cloud of smoke. investigators right now are looking into reports of cleaning chemicals on the rig that may have triggered that blast. former 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick has filed a grievance against nfl owners for collusion. kaepernick alleges he is still unsigned as a result of collusion by owners after his protest during the national anthem last season. of course other players have continued those protests this
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season. the free agent's attorney says he filed a grievance, quote, only after pursuing every possible avenue with all nfl teams and their executives. all kinds of animals have been affected by the north bay fires, and we want to show you that, the equine vet who post add video on facebook showing a search and rescue team led by napa county animal control evacuating an 85-year-old, 200-pound tortoise. it took four people to lift it. it was rescued from a property that had limited road access. >> good for him. good morning, everyone. we're looking at a warm day on the peninsula. redwood city today highs in the low 80s but average highs just 74 degrees. look what happens tomorrow, a sea breeze. by wednesday feeling more like it should this time of year. rain arrives for you and the rest of the bay area thursday and friday. looks like a nice weekend but today an offshore flow, a quick
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warm-up and temperatures about five to ten degrees higher than they should be this time of year. alexis is watching the commute this morning. >> and we are starting to fill in in all usual places. westbound 92. no major issues there. a quick check of mass transit. it is a spare the air day today. no b.a.r.t. delays. we are really starting to return to normal with mass transit. so smart train is still offering free service through wednesday this week but back to a regular full schedule as of 5:00 this morning serving all stations so that is great news. >> thanks, alexis. a lot more fire coverage still ahead at 6:00. >> we will go back live to observingville in napa county where you see there the nuns fire inching closer to the famous robert mundavi winery. >> the effort to restore power inside the fire zone when residents can expect to have the lights back on.
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>> this is a mandatory evacuation order. leave your homes. >> hundreds of firefighters remain on the front lines working for more than 24 hours straight. >> the winds were blowing 30, 40 miles an hour, and we are just trying to stay ahead of it and do the best we can. >> we're still critically low on resources. we have a job to do and we're going to make sure we get it done.
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at 6:00 this morning a turning point. the weather making the fight against the north bay fires. >> containment has grown in nearly all the major fires including the ones in lake and mendocino counselees.
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>> nuns fire 40% contained. they expect full containment by friday. >> mandatory evacuations lifted in three more areas including calistoga and several schools reopened today for the first time since those fires. >> team coverage. >> we want to start with matt live in observingville where flames are inching closer to her in the iconic robert mundavi winery. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning. a lot of progress was made over the weekend. but as you can see above me in the hills above the robert mundavi winery that there is still a lot more work to be done. a lot more flames. this is the nuns fire. that town was once threatened and everyone was evacuated. yesterday that order was lifted and families were able to go back home. families return from shelters wi


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