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tv   Early Today  NBC  October 12, 2017 4:00am-4:31am PDT

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good morning and thank you for joining us. i )m laura garcia. and i )m marcus washington. no matter where you are, you will likely experience part
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of this event as you walk out the door- as smoke still billows over the entire bay area. in sonoma county, this is new video from overnight out of geyserville... as shifting winds add new urgency for firefighters desperately trying to hold the line. the headlines this half hour: new evacuations have been ordered for a number of communities - including residents in parts of geyserville and sonoma. the number of confirmed fire- related deaths in northern california is now at 23 .. including 13 in sonoma county. of the more than 600 missing persons reported in sonoma county -- about half have now been located. some 20-thousand evacuees are in temporary shelters. and at least 35-hundred homes and businesses are destroyed. 8 different fires in napa, sonoma, and solano counties are burning. more than 100-thousand acres have been destroyed. in this map .. you can see just how far it )s expanded into thre bay area counties. once again -- mandatory evacuations are now in effect for parts of geyserville,
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calistoga, sonoma and santa rosa. )today in the bay )s ) sharon katsuda kicks off our coverage live in calistoga .... and sharon, we understand you just had to change locations because the flames were getting too close?
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adding to the danger for these firefighters is the winds this morning.. meteorologist rob mayeda continues our team coverage with a closer look at the conditions they )re facing out there right now. rob? people in sonoma county
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are in a lot of danger. we want to go to scott alonso-- the spokesperson for sonoma county-- who joins us on the phone now. coming up on today in the bay...
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our breaking news coverage on the north bay wildfires continues.. . it )s a situation changing by te minute.. the evacuations now in effect and where the flames are headed next.
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who are these people? the energy conscious people among us say small actions can add up to something... humongous. a little thing here. a little thing there. starts to feel like a badge maybe millions can wear. who are all these caretakers, advocates too? turns out, it's californians it's me and it's you. don't stop now, it's easy to add to the routine. join energy upgrade california and do your thing.
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here )s a live look at sonoma plaza - from a webcam positioned in the heart of sonoma. that )s where anxious residents are keeping an eye on the advancing tubbs wildfire. many have already decided to clear out.
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new video overnight .. shows authorities going door to door in sonoma .. advising people to evacuate. so far these evacuations are technically not mandatory. but we did see many people deciding not to wait around. coming up on today in the bay.. ad lib toss to rob rob tease mike tease
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mike traffic tease let )s go back now to napa let )s go back now to napa county - where some people have spent days in shelters. and this situation is not getting any better.. nbc )s jay gray is live at the napa valley college evacuation center.. jay - what )s the mood of people you )re talking to?
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ad lib toss to wx and traffic tracking the "evacuation areas"...
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tracking the "evacuation areas"... coming up on today in the bay..
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our continuing coverage on the north bay wildfires.. so what started it all? the clues our investigative unit has uncovered about what caused these devastating fires. continuing coverage on the
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who are these people? the energy conscious people among us say small actions can add up to something... humongous. a little thing here. a little thing there. starts to feel like a badge maybe millions can wear. who are all these caretakers, advocates too? turns out, it's californians it's me and it's you. don't stop now, it's easy to add to the routine. join energy upgrade california and do your thing.
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flames-- but cal fire is also looking into what started the fires. our investigative unit has been looking through fire dispatch records. investigative reporter liz wagner joins us with what she )s found. coming up on today in the bay
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ad lib toss to rob rob tease mike tease plus-- team coverage out of the north bay this morning.. the new evacuations and the uphill battle for firefighters.
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facing at this hour. good morning and thank you for joining us, i'm laura garcia. >> and i'm marcus washington. we're keeping a close eye on the shifting winds as firefighters stretched thin try to knock down more than half a dozen bay area wildfires. >> the red flag warning is in effect through this afternoon with smoke and ashes, unavoidable wherever you are this morning. calistoga still a ghost town this morning with a new set of evacuation orders in effect. >> the headlines at this half hour, the new evacuations include residents in parts of geyserville and sonoma, the number of confirmed fire-related deaths in northern california is now at 23, including 13 in sonoma county, some 20,000 evacuees are in temporary shaelters and at least 3,500 homes and businesses are destroyed. it's not just schools in the fire zone that are closed today, classes are canceled elsewhere due to unhealthy air quality. eight different fires in napa, sonoma and sloan in a counties are burning, more than

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