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headed north looking forward to spending the night finally in their own beds. >> the kincade fire has burned nearly 77,000 acres and is 30% contained. it's destroyed 206 structures, half homes. more than 90,000 structures are still threatened and firefighters warn the high fire danger won't be going away any time soon. >> they detained a man after putting out a 3-acre fire in geyserville this morning. that man, andrew faulkner, is now in the sonoma county jail. faulkner will make his first court appearance on friday. firefighters repeated again the dangers of our ohio fihigh fire. >> until we have significant rain throughout the state, we'll continue to have this type of activity when we have wind events. >> full containment on the kincade fire is expected next thursday, so a week from tomorrow. >> a long way to go still.
wayne friedman has just arrived in windsor. >> what are you seeing and hearing there? >> reporter: we're seeing good stuff tonight. what a difference a couple of days can make. behind me you have remembers of the fire department here on foothill road. they were in the heart of this fight saturday, receiving thank yous and congratulations from residents here. they saved their homes. these are the people, you may have seen the video yesterday, of going door to door to save neighborhoods and get people out. that was then and this is now. so it's a really nice thing to have them here at this point. earlier today we had another visit to the region by governor gavin newsom. >> thanks for sticking in n cor governor gavin newsom met with fire evacuees at a food bank in santa rosa this morning, there were two words he said more than any others. >> i'm sorry. >> yeah, thank you. >> sorry. >> reporter: as you walked through the crowd you apologized
a lot. >> yeah. >> reporter: what were you apologizing for? >> people shouldn't have to live it like this. >> reporter: and live it over and over. but as skies cleared and power returned slowly, they still are. >> what's been the hardest part for you? >> not knowing if my family is okay and being evacuated, not having water, electricity. >> it's been rough. i got an 11-month-old baby right now and it's just -- it's just really tough out here. >> reporter: mid-afternoon inform santa rosa and still many stores remain closed. >> what did you want to buy in there. >> protein powder. >> reporter: or more gas. >> for generators, fuel. >> reporter: they don't expect power back at their house until friday maybe. >> what's this been like for you? >> it's been chaotic. >> reporter: it is certainly not domestic. not even with all the rvs parke. gbe abramson from windsor
bought this fifth wheel after the fires of 2017usn case. >> did you ever think you'd be using it for this that fast? >> not that fast, no. >> reporter: who would? back live, talking about trying to get home, rincon valley guys have been working 26 hours straight. they left to get some sleep. as for gabe, he went home this afternoon too, so it's beginning to look better in the north bay. wayne freedman, abc 7 news. take a look now, sky 7 live over sonoma county looking at some of the fire damage there. sky 7 -- sky map 7 technology showing the specific roads we're talking about. this is just outside healdsburg. you see some structures still remain, but there is some fire damage as well, as you can see from sky 7. look at all the burned-out areas there as the helicopter pans down. >> with people able to go home,
businesses, stores and hospitals are also going to be able to open up. eric thomas continues our live team coverage from santa rosa. eric. >> reporter: ama, we're waiting for cal fire to give us an update at 6:30. we were north of where wayne was in healdsburg and we've also been here in santa rosa where some people are being allowed to go back home and have gone and some businesses, in fact one hospital we visited was trying to open up. while police and national guard troops were turning most people away as they exited 101 and tried to turn onto dry creek road, one group was getting through. >> kaiser is closed, simultaneouser is closed, we're closed. >> reporter: he and his crew were allowed back five days after the kincade fire forced them to evacuate. >> the sooner we get started, the sooner we get there. >> reporter: they'll check for damage and then it gets tedious.
>> so we did wipe-downs of all surfaces in all departments. check to see that we're clean. once that starts, there's a long process of recertification for the hospital. >> reporter: partial reopening in a week they hope. full restoration in three weeks. >> i put basically a little portable sprinkler. >> reporter: curtis and his family have been back in their santa rosa home about a half hour after a frantic evacuation over the weekend. the hose from the sprinklers he placed on the roof still dangling. >> i left about 2:30 in the morning on sunday. i could see the glow, the fire over the hills. >> reporter: the family also had evacuate during the north bay fires of 2017. both were scary. but this time was different. >> this time we had more time, which was nice. i just wish there was a way they could stop the fire earlier. >> reporter: a lot of people do wish there were a way they could stop the fire earlier. by the way, many of his neighbors did not heed the evacuation order. they stayed right there on sussex. it seems they were afraid of looting this time because
apparently they suffered through that in the 2017 fire. once again in santa rosa waiting for the cal fire update that starts at 6:30. of course we'll bring that to you live as it happens. eric thomas, abc 7 news. the public is going out of its way to say thank you to the firefighters and first responders battling the kincade fire. this morning peet's coffee pulled up its pop-up truck to the base camp at the sonoma county fairgrounds, pouring free coffee for firefighters. locals say there's a lot of gratitude being shared around the north bay. >> just in starbucks you see firefighters from all over. people are like let me buy their coffee. they're like, no, no, we have it. just the gratitude people have for outsiders coming into their community to help save their environment. >> and the red cross reminds you that the best way to help disaster victims is with a financial donation. text the word red cross to 90999 or go to redcross.org.
so much of what we've been through has been depending eent the weather, especially the winds. >> i'm happy to report the winds are getting lower and lower dramatically. i want to show you some of the peak gusts the last 24 hours. above 1,000 feet, 61 miles per hour at healdsburg hills. mt. diablo 57. above 1,000 right now gusts range only from about 6, 7 or 8 miles an hour to 10, 12, 15 miles an hour. that is really significant. down at the surface, we can hardly even measure some of the wind in some locations. they're in the single digits, so that's all good news. what's not good news is relative humidity remains dangerously low, only in the teens. overnight it's going to get really cold in the north bay valleys. we have a freeze warning in effect for the valleys of marin, sonoma and napa.
low temperatures expected to drop into the 20s in some locations. a closer look at that in a few minutes. pg&e is giving an update right now on the situation regarding the power shutoffs. >> we'll have the very latest from the utility next. plus the i-team's dan noyes digs plus the i-team's dan noyes digs into the documents where pg&e shouldn't they go to prison for as long as the law allows? chesa boudin said he wouldn't seek maximum sentences as district attorney, even for murder. we are a progressive city, but letting violent criminals off early endangers everyone. ad paid for by san francisco police officers association. not authorized by a candidate or committee controlled by a candidate. disclosures at sfethics.org.
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updating the public on the latest power shutoff. as of right now 123,000 are still without electricity. pg&e expects to restore power to 75% of those affected by tonight. >> the utility's chief meteorologist calls the wind gusts of this past weekend a 1 in a 15-year storm event. pg&e says it has documented at least 80 cases of damage to its power lines from the wind, some of which could have sparked a fire. >> if those damages happen, there's typically an arc flash event that occurs as that contact is made with the ground or foreign objects, and that's what causes sparks and arcs. if that happens during a high-wind period, it really raises the opportunity and the likelihood that that spark turns into a fire ignition. >> pg&e says it will continue inspecting distribution lines and expects to have most of the power restored in the shutoff areas by tomorrow. >> now, the i-team's dan noyes just stepped out of that pg&e
briefing you were watching to join us live. dan? >> reporter: well, dan, the pg&e president and ceo, bill johnson, is apologizing to the millions of people affected by the blackouts, but today he talked about further evidence of trees hitting power lines that could have sparked wildfires if not for the blackouts. >> hard to prove a negative. can you prove that we would have had a fire that we didn't but there's every inicia fires would have been caused by these results. >> reporter: the utility indicated they were not made in alameda sand santa clara counties as they fine tuned their analysis of the windstorm. they hope forecasting will keep improving. in today's court filing, pg&e gave dates, times, latitude and longitude with there was damage. 44 instances of vegetation damage, a tree branch laying across a power line that could have arced, sparking a wildfire,
and 12 instances of infrastructure damage that appeared to be caused by high wind. but governor gavin newsom says pg&e shouldn't have had to call for blackouts in the first place and should have upgraded its system long ago to with stand the conditions. >> they have spent decades not focusing on you but focusing on themselves. focusing on shareholders and wall street, not public safety. >> reporter: he accuses pg&e of decades of mismanagement, averting management from maintenance to shareholder profits. >> as a consequence they have hardened their lines, distribution lines as they should. they haven't mauodernized their grid. >> we should have never come to this place. we're at this place now, but whose fault is it? this is not an act of god, it's an act of pg&e. >> reporter: ratepayer advocate mark tonies calling for an entirely new management team at
pg&e and increased state oversight. >> the fact that all these trees have fallen down or branches fell into the lines, it actually shows that pg&e has not been doing what they were supposed to be doing all along. >> reporter: also in that federal court filing, pg&e noted more cases of power lines being affected by trees, more damage to power lines but said that would not have kausz ecaused ard led to the wildfires. take a look at one dramatic video that was mailed to me in just the past hour. it's a pg&e transformer on gateway road in bethel island, sending sparks that started a wildfire the size of a new football field. it threatened a housing development before crews put it out. more evidence of pg&e equipment starting fires. that one luckily was taken care of before it caused any serious damage. >> dan, thanks very much. governor newsom visited napa
county today spending time with seniors impacted by the power shutoffs. >> he told them he understands losing power is not only an inconvenience but it's very much for them a real health hazard. >> leslie brinkley has the story from american canyon. >> people are living from paycheck to paycheck. >> reporter: lulu constantine explained about having to pay out-of-pock out-of-pocket. he recognized her today and promised change was coming. >> i love you, thank you. you literally inspired our efforts. >> reporter: governor gavin newsom tuned into their concerns about pg&e and what many seniors say were unnecessary outages. >> this is not the new normal. this cannot take ten years to resolve. we will hold them accountable. >> this wasll itt jammed with steaks. >> reporter: 73-year-old evelyn manspeaker was devastated as all the food she had to throw out
but little things help. >> hi. i'm here to clean out your refrigerator. >> lost probably $300 worth, close to it. >> i'm so sorry you're going through that. we have food for you today. >> reporter: meals or wheels cleaned out refrigerators here in american canyon. seniors couldn't use their electrical medical devices like her sleep apnea monitor for four days. >> it was really challenging. i was cold even under the extra covers. >> reporter: delivery backpack for the next outage gave her hope. >> it's nice to see the good come out in the community. the napa county food bank brought in all these boxes fresh fruit and vegetables and fresh milk. >> trick-or-treat. we had the trick and now we get the treat. >> reporter: i'm leslie brinkley, abc 7 news. >> small businesses are urging their neighbors to support local
shops and restaurants. they spent the day restocking their shelves and getting ready to serve montclair village. >> we small operators, it's pretty impossible to absorb this forever. this is our second hit. the experts say that this is the last one this season. i hope they're right. but i don't know many small businesses that could afford three of these. >> shoppers flocked to supermarkets to buy milk, meat and other items to replace food that spoiled during the latest power outage in the oakland hills. when it comes to food safety, if in doubt, throw it out. we have guidelines about how long perishable food can stay in a power outage. you'll findi the list at abc 7news.com. spencer christian is here
with a look at our forecast. >> things are looking up weatherwise because the wind is dying down. here's live doppler 7 and we've got mainly clear skies. it's going to be chilly tonight. in fact you'll feel the chill -- actually sunset has occurred already, hasn't it. we are feeling the chill. this is the view from sutro tower. 67 in the city, 65 at oakland. redwood city 68, san jose 65, gilroy 59. here's mt. tam looking down on the bay. current temperture readings in the mid-60s at santa rosa, petaluma, napa. 62 at livermore. a nice view looking northward from the golden gate. it will be clear and gold inland with temperatures dropping well below freezing in many locations. dry with light winds for halloween good, for trick-or-treaters. we have a sunny and mild pattern that will be with us for the next seven days.
overnight up in the north bay valleys, bundle up because low temperatures will drop below freezing in the mid to upper 20s in some spots. 27 the expected low at santa rosa, low of 31 at napa. even in the inland east bay it will be chilly with lows in the upper 30s. right along the coast we'll see lows in the low to mid-40s. so a freeze warning is in effect for much of the north bay for the valleys of napa, sonoma and marin. how can i forget marin? i used to live there. tomorrow morning between 2:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. low temperatures will drop between 25 and 32 degrees. highs tomorrow will bounce back up to basically what we had today, generally low to mid-70s around the bay, mid-70s inland. but the air quality tomorrow will not be great for most of the bay area. it's another spare the air day. the poorest air quality will be in the north bay. but looking ahead to the evening
hours or late afternoon when many kids are out trick-or-treating and the weather looks pretty good. we'll have clear skies all the way through the evening hours. it won't get chilly until after 8:00 p.m. look for temperatures in the upper 60s between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. low to mid-60s and so if you don't like the cold do your trick-or-treating early. here's the accuweather seven-day forecast. we have seven sunny days ahead of us and probably more. it's going to be a rather steady pattern of high temperatures inland in the mid to upper 70s, low to mid-70s around the bay. mid-60s on the coast. don't forget saturday night or sunday morning if you prefer to set your clocks back an hour as we fall back to standard time. i prefer to do it saturday night to get an extra hour of sleep just because it feels good. >> i like that approach a lot. well, pg&e says it's going to be giving customers money back because of one of the power shutoffs. >> 7 on your side has details, next.
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rebound. they closed at $6.14 gain 22%. that's a 67% jump from when it sunk to $3.77. pg&e over the weekend said its equipment malfunctioned in the area of the kincade fire. the price plummetted to just over $6 in mid-january following the announcement pg&e would file for bankruptcy. a year ago the stock traded just over $46. from the utility to its customers, it may be small comfort, but pg&e has agreed to give rebates to thousands of customers who lost power earlier this month. maybe you. michael finney is off but the 7 on your side team has learned pg&e will issue credits for homes and businesses caught up in the first planned outage, not the subsequent outaging. pg&e admits it failed to give customers adequate notice before shutting off electricity on october 9th.
the pg&e website kept crashing, phone lines were jammed and folks had trouble finding out if their power was going off or not. pg&e initially refused to compensate anyone for losses. now it's agreed to provide $100 rebates for residents and $250 rebates for businesses. the governor says it's a small but important concession. >> i know that's called comfort for those that have lost hundreds if not thousands in terms of business interruption or personal losses. but at least they are acknowledging that and are making a down payment. >> the rebates only apply to the first shutdown because of the communication problems they had at that time. the 7 on your side hotline is open monday through friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the number is 415-954-8151. michael finney and his team would be delighted to hear from you. you can also reach michael finney on facebook through
abc7news.com. a grass fire threatened the ronald reagan presidential library today. firefighters raced to protect the library which sits at the top of a hill in simi valley. the easy fire broke out early this morning and quickly spread to almost 1500 acres. the rapid santa ana winds fueled the flames as ranchers rushed to pack up their horses and evacuate. the fire shut down highway 2 and prompted evacuations in simi valley, closing schools and threatening 6500 homes with one structure destroyed. stay with us, we are continuing to monitor the conditions in sonoma county surrounding the kincade fire. >> in minutes we expect a live update from cal fire on the acres burned and containment attained by firefighters. and we'll keep you posted on the kincade fire containment, the weather conditions and a lot more with the abc 7 news app. download it now and enable push alerts so that the latest news is sent right to your device in
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public safety power outage. the utility says 206,000 pg&e customers are still without electricity. they expect to restore -- it expects to restore power to 75% of those affected by tonight. in the north bay some evacuations have been downgraded in the kincade fire firefighters here at windsor welcomed people home this evening. the firefight is far from over despite this encouraging news. the fire is just 30% contained and has consumed about 77,000 acres. that is the last figure we have. we are expecting an update in mere moments. >> nice to see those smiles and those hugs. so thankful. so right now there are two events that are unfolding. on the left side of your screen that is a live shot from santa rosa where cal fire is about to provide its nightly update on the kincade fire. >> and on the right side of your screen is a live look in middletown, that's in lake
county, also affected, where cal fire is holding a community meeting. we'll let you listen in as things get urged way in both of these meetings for a few moments. >> first let's take a live look over sonoma county. looking at the fire damage from sky 7, you can just see that gray, charred area. it almost looks ominous because you see nothing really going on. >> yeah, it's calmed down considerably in some areas today because the wind has really died down or begun to die down. spencer christian has been tracking it and staying on top of it predicting it quite accurately. >> i'm just happy that the winds are calming down. we had peak wind gusts over the last 24 hours, over 50, 60 miles per hour in some spots like healdsburg hills and mt. sant. helena. above 1,000 feet we have gusts only between 10 and about 15
miles per hour. so these are very light winds compared with what we've seen the last few days, last couple of wind events. appeared the surface wind is calm in many locations, and in locations where there is any measurable wind speed, we're talking about single digits. however, we still have very dangerously dry conditions around the bay area. that's certainly a concern and will remain a concern for a while. you can see currently relative humidity readings are in the teens, so it just remains bone dry. as we look ahead, we don't have any rain in the forecast in the foreseeable future. we don't see much of a change in the humidity. looks like it's going to remain rather low as well. we are encouraged by the fact we don't see any wind events developing in the forecast future. dan and ama. >> we can be thankful for that, spencer. thank you so much. >> we do want to get that rain at some point. we do want to listen in now on the cal fire community meeting. this is under way in lake county. let's listen there. >> that's what we would expect
to see at a very gradual level. during those periods of red flag, that's when we had extensive fire further down to the south. i had the opportunity yesterday to fly the entire fire for a few hours and actually had a chance to visualize the entire fire line over the entire course of the incident. i feel extremely confident with the work that was done by firefighters right now. there were no areas at any place on the fire that looked like they were posing a risk on the line. although there are still areas that we're working hard on containme containment, these are areas i feel very confident that the firefighters are working and the equipment working those areas they'll be able to contain those. of particular interest to this group is the top half of the fire and the proximity to the canyons that would potentially look down towards your communities. i'm sure from your communities you've looked up and seen the fire over the last few days, so let me specifically address some of these areas here. that was probably one of my biggest concerns anz i flew over it and looked at it yesterday.
we have worked extensively in the last two nights to fully put a dozer line and hand line on a little area that did have stubborn burning that continued to creep downhill. fortunately, fire burning downhill burns much slower, especially burning against the wind so firefighters were able to encircle that area with dozer line and with hand line. you've probably seen all the 747s and different aircraft that we use dropping retardant. we put three separate layers of retardant to slow that fire, which gives our firefighters a great advantage as they make a direct attack on the fire. with that, any questions will be addressed later on in this presentation. thank you very much. >> thank you, chief. next to the podium, i'd like to introduce the lake napa unit chief, shawna jones.
>> good evening. my name is shawna jones and i am the unit chief for the sonoma lake napa unit and this is my area. i wanted to welcome all of you tonight to this community meeting. i thought it would be very important as well as everyone here on stage thought it would be important to you to get an update on the fire as you've just heard. the speakers tonight are really focused on the fire and to ensure that you understand what is happening on the fire line and what occurred during the onset of the fire. on october 23rd about 9:30 at night the fire started. resources had already been set in place and were stacked up to prepare for the red flag warning. we knew of the red flag warning which took place on or about noon i believe it started for high winds and low humidities.
for those of you who have lived in lake county for a long period of time, you know that that is not a good recipe. it's a recipe for disaster. although all of our staff were upstaffed, our local government kwaup rate cooperators, oes -- >> and you're listening to a briefing by fire officials. it's a community meeting not as much as a press event but sdiengd for t designed for the entire community. as you look at this live picture, the nightly briefing from firefighters and emergency responders and political leaders in santa rosa, the sonoma county fairgrounds is due to start at 6:30 so they're running a little behind. we'll bring you some of that live when they begin. for now though two women who have forever left their mark on society headlined the ywca inspire luncheon at the santa clara convention center.
abc 7 reporter chris nguyen has the story. >> i simply thought it was my duty as a citizen and that anyone in my position would do the same thing. >> reporter: calling her a strong and resilient advocate and an ambassador for change, the ywca of silicon valley honored dr. christine blasy ford at their luncheon. >> we had resources and we had friends who made sure we had safe places to go and stay. >> ford gained national attention last fall when she testified before the senate judiciary committee about being sexually assaulted as a teenager by now supreme court justice brett kavanaugh, allegations that he denied. her supporters say her testimony gave voice to millions of survivors throughout the world. >> her quiet strength i think is a testament to the deep strength within women. >> looking at people that inspire you before, you yourself will become an inspiration so
that's exactly what she left me with. >> reporter: legendary labor leader, dolores puerta had the keynote address. >> our young men have got to be taught how to respect women. i'd just like to say, you know what, if you had doubts about the power of women, we just have to remind them everything in this world came out of the body of a woman, okay? let's remind them of that. >> just the bravery and dermg determination and perseverance that she showed, it's inspiring to see. as a mother raising kids, her message really resonates. >> reporter: the funds will help support ywca's programs and services that regularly serve 18,000 women and their families. >> everyone has the power to inspire others. be courageous, stand strong, be yourself. >> reporter: in santa clara, chris nguyen, abc 7 news.
>> powerful day in santa clara obviously. let's take you now to santa rosa where that nightly briefing by fire authorities and other public officials is now under way at the sonoma county fairgrounds, which is really the headquarters staging area for the kincade fire response. >> we'll have time for questions and answers at the conclusion of the formal speakers. we will have a spanish language version at the end of the english language version of this press conference. just to start things off, as everybody is pretty well aware since 24 hours ago when we were last year, we've made pretty significant progress on the fire. the winds that we were talking about yesterday did not materialize to the extremes that we were fearful of and that gave us a big opportunity to increase that containment overnight and again today. in addition, i would say that there's a lot of optimism that we have turned the corner for the better on this fire. i think that is indicative of
the fact that a lot of evacuation orders and warnings were lifted this afternoon. just some numbers really quick. the fire is now 76,825 acres, so we're not seeing much growth in the perimeter. 45% contained now, up another 15% from this morning. over 4200 fire personnel out on the line. that includes over 300 fire agencies from within california as well as fire agencies from 12 other states. we can confirm 266 structures have been destroyed, 133 of those being residential structures. 47 have been damaged, 32 of those are residential structures. i think it's important to note here although the count of damage and destroyed structures continues to climb, that does not mean that they have been destroyed in the past 24 hours. our damage inspection teams are really catching up on the weeks'
worth of work that's out there. i wouldn't say this was a result of last night. with that, i'll handing it over to our national weather service representative, alex hune. >> good evening. so red flag warning that we had in effect over the last 24 hours, it expired this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. those winds that we did see earlier this morning, winds have subsided quite a bit but we are remaining in a very dry air mass over the next several days, even into next week. so keep that in mind. even though this is the end of the wind event, we are expecting to see those continued dry conditions over several days. now, as far as any rainfall, we do not see any rainfall in sight. expect to see very dry conditions at least for the next seven days. we do have a freeze warning that is in effect for tonight going into tomorrow morning. we're expecting low temperatures to dip down into the upper 20s -- >> all right, that's the nightly
news briefing for the media from the sonoma county fairgrounds. as you've heard, the fire has not spread much. still at about just under 77,000 acres is the latest acreage information. containment continues to creep up. >> yes, up to 45%. 15% more than this morning. we continue to monitor that for you, of course. abc 7 news has made a commitment to building a better bay area. we like to highlight the good things going on around here. >> like providing a safe place just to be a kid. next, the program it may come as a surprise... but medicare doesn't pay for everything. so help bridge the gap with a medigap insurance plan, like an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan,
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genentech. >> reporter: initially some didn't know what it was about. >> at first i thought it was about doing homework and i was scared. it was actually way funner. >> reporter: that's because there are sports clinics, field trips, summer camp and leadership skills training. there's a network of alumni who return and volunteer or even join the staff. as one former participant put it, we all need love, but we also need to be surrounded by love. rock, happy 25th anniversary. in san francisco, david louie, abc 7 news. >> and we want to hear your ideas about building a better bay area. share the
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he's a good player for sure. i'll have to keep my head on a swivel for sure on thursday. >> we have to know what his tendencies are when it comes to escaping, and just know just so you can counter. like maybe set him up thinking -- i'm not giving away anything. >> don't tell us what you're going to do. joe montana may be the greatest quarterback of all time, but 15 years in the nfl really took its toll on his body. countless surgeries and pain. abc 7's sports anchor chris alvarez caught up with joe who is tacklig that pain with a new technology. >> in the off-season i was in the grocery store and a guy said, oh, i didn't know you went shopping. how am i supposed to eat? >> reporter: pro football hall of famer joe montana is just like the rest of us, except he's considered by many ashe greatest quarterback of all time with all the records, honors and pain to prove it. >> how many surgeries in your career? >> oh, geez.
six or -- i can't even remember, six or seven on the knee. you know, i can't even -- i'd have to start looking at my body parts to think about them. >> i'm so glad you all look as idiotic as me. >> reporter: montana has partnered with steam way technologies for surgery on his knee to relieve his chronic pain. >> just use a litte needle to place some wires into the right position around the nerves and give him some pain relief. >> the chip is inside of here and it's connected to the electrodes. that's what treeats the pain. from there he uses a little transmitter, looks like a little pager. presses the button and it alleviates his pain whenever he wants to. >> hopefully i'll get a gait back and be a little more active. >> reporter: the bay area icon is often stopped and asked -- >> hey, how do you like the 49ers these days? there's a lot to like about what they're doing right now.
obviously the thing that sticks out in everybody's mind is their defense is playing great. you can't win a championship unless your defense is playing well. >> reporter: and when joe montana notices the defense, you must be doing something right. chris alvarez, abc 7 sports. >> and joe said he's probably had 25 surgeries. he'll control that gizmo with an app. he can control it that way. also game 7 of the world series, astros leading the nationals 1-0 in the
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before we run out of time let's get you caught up on the latest information on the kincade fire. >> evacuation orders for healdsburg, parts of santa rosa and windsor have been lifted. the kincade fire has burned nearly 77,000 acres. >> firefighters are up to 45% containment now. that's very encouraging. but the fire has destroyed 266 structures, 133 of which were homes. cal fire provided an update just a few moments ago. >> i would say that there's a lot of optimism that we have turned the corner for the better on this fire, and i think that is indicative of the fact that a lot of evacuation orders and warnings were lifted this afternoon. >> and the strong winds that were expected didn't materialize allowing containment to go up today. >> before we go, kate larson tweeted this heart-warming moments. that's windsor resident mike
chapman greeting firefighters in his hometown, thanking them for their hard work saving his community. >> she will have more tonight at 11:00. so many people so thankful for all those crews out there. >> and you know how much it means to the firefighters. >> that's this edition of abc 7 news. look for breaking news on the abc 7 news app. we appreciate your time. >> for the entire abc 7 news team, thank you for joining us. have a great evening.
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here we go. good luck. what are the categories today, please? that sounds like fun. next... yeah. followed by... nine-letter words that have the letters i-o in them. followed by... and finally... steve, start. historical rhetorical for $200. sam. - what is the northwest passage? - yes. sports talk for $200, please. it's not to eat. it's to use in the on-deck circle. dave. - what is a doughnut? - yeah. sports talk, $400. [ beep ] and that would be the butterfly stroke. dave, go.