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right now, a giant wildfire continues its rampage in lake and napa counties. devouring hundreds of structures and causing at least one death. the valley fire has destroyed at least 400 homes. and officials say that number will surely rise. a large section of middletown is now gone with buildings turned to ash and many people escaped the flames with little more than the clothes on their backs. and this morning, the fire just keeps spreading fanned by strong winds. good morning everyone, it is monday, september 14th. i'm michelle griego. >> hi everyone, i'm frank mallicoat. it is 6:00. and so far that fire has burned 78 square miles. the fire is running to the southeast and napa county and it has also reached the edge of sonoma county. 17,000 people have now been evacuated and evacuation orders
have been extended to clear lake, riviere yea and soda also -- riviera and soda bay and also from kelseyville to middletown. kpix 5's cate cauguiran is in middletown where a whole neighborhood has been virtually wiped out. unbelievable. >> reporter: it is absolutely heart-breaking here. instead, they will have to look at this. this is all that's left from this fire that has just ripped through the this area, we know that the valley fire so aggressive and fast burning, neighbors only had minutes to grab what they could and then thread to leave. -- they had to leave. as the fire continues to burn into the morning the residents of middletown are left with a skeleton of autoing and driving through our kpix 5 crew says it looked like a bomb had gone off. entire neighborhoods here were reduced to rubble and ash, the flames so intense it momented the tires off of -- melts the tires off of cars. >> multiple structures that were on fire.
apartment complexes that were on fire. >> like a match book. it just boom. as much black smoke just covering up behind me. >> like something uvea in the movies you know what i mean? it was terrifying. >> reporter: evasion weak centers have been set up like this one in calistoga. it's the fifth major wildfire in laocoon think this summer and by far the worst. within 12 hours the flames had burned through 40,000 acres. the fire at this point is up to 50,000 acres and growing. we are still waiting to hear more information on that one person who died. we do know that fire other firefighters were -- four other firefighters were injured fighting the fire. as far as any updates cal fire will be meeting at 6:30 this morning they say to regroup and figure out the strategy for the day. and we will bring you the latest information as soon as we have it from that update. reporting live in middletown, back to you in the studio. >> i know it was dark this morning, but what was it like driving into middletown? >> reporter: well, frank, i can tell you temperatures really, really -- it was really, really
eerie, looked a bit like a ghost town. homes were scattered in the area but now all we see are just the foundations and skeletons of these homes just reduced to absolute rubble. it is again like i mentioned heart-breaking doesn't even begin to describe how sad it is driving through this area. >> all right cate cauguiran live for us up in the north. red cross evacuation centers are set up at kelseyville high school, the clear lake senior center and napa fairgrounds in calistoga. one man learned he will not have a home to go back to, still he considers himself lucky. >> there's a little chaotic mountain was backed up. and we didn't know how fast the fire was chasings ling us -- chasing us. lost my house, it's a shame. my wife lost her house she grew up in. it's a heart-breaker, but we've got our lives so you have to thank jesus for that. >> they have each other. the red cross says it has plenty of food and supplies for
the fire victims. what they really need are cash donations. if you'd like to help, you can give online or text red cross to 90999 to make an instant $10 donation. we posted a link to the red cross website on cbssf.com. okay let's get a check of weather now and i guess the big problem out there over the weekend ro was the winds. the winds really picked up. >> that's true. we had wind gusts in excess of 30 miles per hour. the winds are going to begin to ease back. the winds will also rotate to the southwest. that means the smoke and the ash is going to be blowing away from the bay area. here's the latest forecast but i have to be very -- i have to remind all of you that what this valley fire does, it creates its own weather pattern. just so massive. even though we're forecasting southwesterly winds 10 to 15, the winds around the fire will be extremely erratic. but we do have some light rain in the forecast. this is our futurecast and you can see very light rain showers do show up primarily north of the golden gate bridge. so that's certainly good news but it won't be anything to put
out the fires but it's certainly assisting and won't be as dry. so we have a chance of rain across the bay area today. we'll clear out on our tuesday. then we have another chance of rain showers very light moving into the bay area by wednesday. meanwhile out the door right now, air temperatures are pretty much in the 50s and 60s. the winds are under 5 miles per hour. later today with the southwest wind blowing up to about 10 miles per hour, temperatures in the 60s and up to about 79 degrees. hey frank we'll have the full forecast in less than ten minutes. okay roberta thanks. about 150 miles southeast of the valley fire is the butte fire. and that's destroyed at least 135 homes in the sierra foothills and cal fire says containment now only at 25%. flush flush yesterday the smoke was so thick that it grounded aircraft for much of the day forcing firefighters to rely on ground crews and more than 4500 firefighters are workingen that fire right now. and be sure and stay right here with kpix 5 and cbssf.com. for up to the minute details on these fires including updated
information on evacuations and road closures. all right, on to football now. for the first time this evening santa clara's levi's stadium will host a regular season monday night football game. >> yes, that means 49er fans will be mixing with silicon valley commuters and kpix 5's kiet do is joining us live to explain thousand vta will handle the extra load. hi. >> reporter: yes, hello there, call it levi's stadium's traffic version 2.0. they're taking everything that they learned in the previous season applying it to this season using it to try and improve and optimize the whole traveling experience. for vta they have 28 strains on -- trains on any given night. they will be adding ten additional trains. the agency says they learned a lot during the preseason game against the san diego chargers. which took place on a thursday night around the evening rush hour. they estimate an extra 10,000 riders will join the regular commuters. on monday night, the vta will
have a command post set up to monitor the inflow of riders and then reposition the trains for the rush home. >> after we get them into the game, we'll know all of the numbers are coming from how many people are coming from mountain view and how many people are coming from santa teresa so that we can figure out the resources to get them back home. if that changes if there are more people coming from mountain view than we anticipated we'll be able to have more trains that are going back to mountain view after the game. >> reporter: getting out of the parking lots should also be quicker. red lot one and green lot one will have extra exit lanes on to great america parkway. blue lot one will have one more exit on to patrick henry drive and then on to great america parkway. from red lot eight, you can go south on lafayette street and finally, red lot six the biggest lot, will now have double the exit capacity of what it had before. the stadium folks say they will have extra staff on tasman drive to improve traffic flow through the intersections after the game. and so despite all these little tweaks and improvements, the
stadium managers are still telling everybody give yourself plenty of time and be patient. >> yeah. patience and get there early. so does the vta have any advice about buying lightrail tickets? >> reporter: yes, so typically what they've seen in the past is that people start waiting if line while they're on the -- in line while they're on the platform just to buy a ticket. preload the clipper cards if you can and you can save yourself a lot of time just by doing that. and you can just jump on the next train while everybody is really just waiting in line. kickoff again 7:20 tonight. we are live here at the stadium. kiet do, kpix 5. >> i think there's still going to be some headaches on the roads gianna. i bet. >> oh definitely. i mean kickoff is at 7:20. so if you are headed out to the game tonight you're probably going to get on the roads in the peak of drive home for the afternoon commute. so 101. 880. 237 all going to be bogged down. 280 along the peninsula as well. give yourself a few extra minutes and tasman also major delays as a result.
again typical drive times out of san francisco and oakland and the peninsula are about 45 minutes to an hour. tack on another hour just for the afternoon drive. again if you can leave early if you have that luxury that is your best bet. by the way if you plan on taking caltrain you do transfer at mountain view over to vta lightrail so that may help you out just a bit. but again pack your patience. frank? imdeed and oh, yeah they're going to play a little football too. you can catch the niners homeowner against the vikings -- home opener against the vikings right here on kpix 5. our coverage starts at 7:05 p.m. followed bidden ken and the fifth quarter -- followed by dennis o'donnell and the fifth quarter, check it out. today is the last day for the proposal. a community group is expected to unveil today the affordable housing development proposal for the east 12th street parcel near lake merritt. this year there was an earlier battle between a developer and affordable housing activists. in the east bay they turned out with a lot of pride yesterday.
♪ little bit of dancing going on. a lot of entertainment. some bull riding as well. at oakland's gay pride festival. a surge in sponsors led to a record-breaking fundraising this year. the mayor libby schaaf says oakland is proud to be a city of progressive values and this was oakland's seventh pride festival. time now is 6:10. will she or won't she? a kentucky county clerk returns to work after serving jail time for refusing to issue same sex marriage licenses. >> and will it or will it not rain today? i've got the complete forecast in just a matter of minutes. >> metering lights are on at the bay bridge. we have a couple of accidents
time check 6:13. we are currently looking at the mineta international airport and we have a temperature of 60 degrees. southeast wind at 14 miles per hour. but are you ready for some football? partly cloudy at 7:20 as the 49ers play host to the minnesota vikings. air temperature is 68 falling to about 63-degrees. thank you. a fast moving wildfire has destroyed at least 400 homes and still raging out of control in lake and napa counties up north. one person has died and entire blocks of homes have been wiped out in middletown and other hard hit communities include hidden valley lake and cobb. 17,000 people have been forced to evacuate. still zero containment on the fire. and it's burned 78 area miles and some 1400 firefighters are now working on it. >> so far this fire burned 78 square miles. but the fire is running to the southeast into napa county. it is also reaching the edge of sonoma county. and cate cauguiran is in middletown with details on how
pets are being saved and cared for even as homes are lost. >> reporter: well, michelle, that is actually like i -- we've been saying it's the little bit of good news that's come out of the tragedy that is the valley fire. one resident one lake county resident told us the fire spread so fast that they had to paint their phone number on their horses' hoofs and set them free. in order for them to get out of there in time. but again, as we mentioned. the lake county community is coming together to help out these people who lost their homes save pets. now some local vets have been helping treat the animals. there's even an evacuation center catering to pets of all shapes from sizes to calves and horses and cats and horses, one resident joy fleming evacuated her family along with her three horses. she says the donations for the animals alone have been incredible. >> you know, i mean, there is everything from water to rakes, to horse treats, dog treats.
dog food. >> some of the animals are going through a lot of stress. and fortunately, we have a lot of great people around here and a lot of resources. so we've been able to get them housed appropriately and get them fed waltered and alled down. -- watered and calmed down. >> reporter: volunteers saved this litter of pupties and brought them to the fairground and many of the evacuees are staying this morning. the vet treating them says the puppies would have been euthanized if volunteers hadn't gotten them the help they needed. this morning yolo county sheriff's mountain posse will be here to help in the assist of those evacuated animals. reporting live in middletown, cate cauguiran, kpix 5. >> although some animals have been saved a lot of evacuees are worried about pets they had to leave behind. a facebook page has been set up for people to post photos of lost and found animals. off to kentucky now. where a county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue
marriage licenses to same sex couples is back on the job. [ applause ] protesters. supporters alike greeted kim davis as a rowan county office just a few minutes ago. she'll abide by a federal judge's order she will not interfere with office staffers who issue licenses to same sex couples but won't authorize them herself and questions whether they'd be valid. european union ministers will hold a meeting today to discuss the migrant crisis on their hands. their meeting aims to fairly redistribute the tens of thousands of people escaping war and poverty in the middle east, asia and africa. france and germany are calling for quota system. but there is opposition from eastern european states. the cost of gasoline has dropped 27-cents a gallon over the past three weeks. the survey says the national average is now $2.44 for regular unleaded. as for our local metro areas, gas buddy says the current
average is $3.02 in san jose. $3.04 in oakland and $3.20 in san francisco. gas is selling for as low as $2.55 a gallon at stations in san jose and santa clara. >> i saw that for $30 the other day. >> really? >> that's awesome. usually $45, $48 pushing $50. >> i paid $2.87 yesterday. >> we like it. >> me too. >> i know especially when you're commuting. well there's going to be some traffic troubles as you go into san francisco. due to the dream force convention that begins tomorrow. but the streets have already been shut down they closed them on thursday night. howard street completely closed between 3rd and 4th. that will be in effect through friday. so expect gridlock beginning today and in and around the areas. mission harrison also affected. again use b.a.r.t. that will be a great way to over to the moscone center. reds and giants first pitch at 7:15. a lot of folks coming into san francisco today and that will be the case throughout the week.
do plan for that. elsewhere over to the freeways duo lots -- we go lots of brake lights westbound side of 80. very slow and go. had a couple of problems most of them have been cleared out of lanes but you can see lots of red and yellow on the sensors coming away be lea 4. so slow and go speeds and of course once you get to the branch you are bogged down -- bay bridge you are bogged down. 37 minutes now westbound 80 carquinez bridge to the maze. lots of busy conditions there. also brake lights continue westbound 580 altamont pass to 680. we still have some flashing lights there over to the right side of the roadway. had an early morning traffic alert. they cleared it very quickly out of lanes but again the damage is done. you have lots of slow and go conditions out of the altamont pass this morning. 30 minutes now or 34 rather westbound 580 altamont pass to 680. that's a look at your morning drive. here's roberta. current winds are out of the southwest at 14 miles per hour. so we take a birdseye view out towards the bay bridge, the port of oakland. good morning everyone. currently in the 50s and 60s. it is now 64 degrees in livermore. all right, here's what you need to know as you're getting ready to head on out the door and getting the kids ready for
school. partly to mostly cloudy skies. today. we have a slight chance of rain showers today and again on wednesday and the high temperatures will definitely be cooler today in comparison to sunday. all right, this is an upper area of low pressure already providing light rain showers across the northwestern section of the state. this is in complete development stage and as it begins to drift down in a southerly direction, going to tap into some of the moisture across the bay area. left over from what was once a hurricane. linda. and we also have the return of the on shore push that's producing a little bit of drizzle along the coast. combine all the ingredients and we have a chance of rain and that's certainly needed today in throughout the napa area. and lake county area. where we have the valley fire with zero containment. the winds were so gusty over the weekend, not as gusty today. but this is such a massive fire it produces its own weather and its own weather pattern. it looks like if we see any kind of precipitation it will
be extremely light. generally under a tenth of an inch of rain. then here comes your wednesday. we'll get another trough that promises to bring us at least a chance of rain. so here we go for your monday. look at the totals here. up to about a tenth of rain expected in the santa cruz mountains generally less than .05 across the central bay. 60s 70s for the daytime highs and about ten degrees below average in our inland areas. we have partly cloudy conditions tuesday and dry and seasonal friday through sunday. that's a look at your monday forecast. don't go away. ,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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he wins in four sets for his tenth career grand slam. once again the 49ers and the vikings monday night football. right here on channel 5. we'll be with you for the pre-game and we'll be with you for the "fifth quarter" to see if san francisco can get off to a better start than the raiders. i'm dennis o'donnell, see you tonight. >> we can only hope. okay dennis, play of day. we've got a little baseball for you on a monday morning. we have the blue jays and yankees, there at yankees stadium. toronto's with an impressive diving catch. i love the after little -- tuck and roll right there. hey no problem, got the ball one more time. but in the ends, it was yankees sending the crowd home happy with a big 5-0 win. but they got entertained by toronto with a nice little play of the day. it is 6:26. the morning commute isn't usually something to look forward to but for b.a.r.t. riders, at least things should start getting a little easier. >> reporter: one person died and four firefighters injured from the widespread valley fire
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right now a massive wildfire continues to rage out of control in lake and napa counties burning homes down to their foundations. causing at least one death. many people escaped with little more than what they could carry out. good morning everyone, it is monday, september 14th. i'm frank mallicoat. >> and i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:30. the burn area covers 78 square miles. the fire is running to the southeast into napa county and it is also reached the edge of sonoma county. 17,000 people have now been
evacuated. orders have been extended to the clear lake riviera and soda bay. they're also in place along a 30-mile stretch of highway 29 from kelseyville to middletown. and kpix 5's cate cauguiran is in middletown this morning. where entire neighborhoods have been wiped out. >> reporter: michelle, where i stand it looks like an explosion or the aftermath of the explosion here as you can take a look. i'm actually standing on what used to be the roof of someone's home. as i walk further here this clearly was the steps that would enter into that person's house and you can't even tell by the looks of it now. all we see is the frame and foundation and there are hundreds more of scenes like these in lake county and hundreds of families homeless this morning. this abandoned car on the side of the road is reminder of just how quickly the flames are moving and how much devastation it's leaving behind. driving through middletown the devastation is large scale. it looks like a bomb went off.
entire neighborhoods are turned to ash and many homes burned right down to the foundation. >> dozens and dozens of moments that have been destroyed. even possibly in this area we're looking at over 100s of homes up to 1,000 homes destroyed. >> reporter: it's the fifth major wildfire this summer and by far the worst, the rocky fire jerusalem fire and the others mostly affected rural unpopulated areas. first the town of cobb then middletown. the fire started saturday and with the help of swift winds, it quickly began spreading in several directions. >> within 12 hours, we had over 40,000 acres and that's unheard of. >> really fast. >> cent. this fire was moving. from the get-go. >> reporter: witnesses described 50-foot walls of flames devending downhill sides charging towards their home. >> vehicles pulled off the side that were on fire. multiple structures that were on fire. apartment complexes that were on fire. looked league something out of the movies. >> reporter: we know right now
cal fire is needing to update their crews on what their plan of action is for today. we'll also -- the governor will be meeting with emergency responders in a few hours. there are about 1500 firefighters on the ground and cal fire says it's all hands on- deck meaning some firefighters who had scheduled vacations actually had to cancel them in order to help out in this fire. reporting live in middletown, cate cauguiran, kpix 5. >> okay thank you. and some dramatic video of the escape from the valley fire, take a look. the man who posted this on youtube says he's driving out of anderson springs about 8:30
on saturday night. that to the west of middletown. you can see flames raging along both sides of the road. and what looks like at least one home burning there. and when the driver sees the home on fire, he swears he just punches the gas and he was able to make it out safely. some other drivers had to give up and simply just leave their cars behind. the heat was so intense from the fire the cars melted away on the side of highway 29. >> multiple schooall lake count public schools, along with yuba college and clear lake, pope valley elementary, and the howell mountain elementary school district. and the red cross says it has plenty of food and supplies for the fire victims. what they really need are cash donations. if you'd like to help, you can give online or text red cross to 90999 to make an instant $10 donation and we have also posted a link to the red cross website on our website. cbssf.com. >> one of the big problems over the weekend at least on saturday is the winds. gusting and that fire just spread. so quickly. >> good point. the winds will not be as strong today. but nonetheless, this storm, this fire storm, this fire, is so massive it creates its own weather pattern. but we have created the forecast for you here. as you take a look at this particular graphic. we'll see that the winds will not be as strong as they were up to 30 and 35-mile-per-hour winds yesterday.
they will be out of the southwest 10 to 15 miles per hour. and certainly some good news. we have a little bit of light rain in the forecast. there's your futurecast at 2:00 in the afternoon. we could see some light rainfall around lake and also napa counties. all of us could get wet today. but if we see any kind of precipitation, it will be generally less than a tenth of an inch of rain. we clear out on the tuesday then we have another chance of rain showers returning by wednesday. this is the scene looking out the door right now from our kpix 5 studios in an easterly direction. wave combination of a marine layer and then these are the clouds all associated with the trough that's now taking that nosedive from the north to the south into the bay area. we're in the 50s and 60s right now. later today, unseasonably cool away from the bay. only into the 70s up to maybe about 80 degrees. otherwise 60s at the beaches and we'll talk more about the rain chances that's coming up. michelle and frank in less than ten minutes. okay thanks much. 6:35. it's expected to be really crowded during the evening commute down around santa
clara. >> uh-huh. so silicon valley workers will be joined by throngs of 49ers' fans heading to tonight's regular season opener. kpix 5's kiet do joins us live to explain what's being done to handle all the extra people. >> reporter: yes, good morning. now typical silicon valley approach to doing things, try something new and see what works and see what doesn't. implement some small changes and improvements and then try it all over again. and do not be afraid of failures. so for the vta they have 28 trains running on any typical night and they are adding ten trains tonight. they will be direct route trains so passengers won't have to transfer at the tasman metro lightrail station and will get to the game quicker. the agency says they learned a lot during the preseason game against the san diego chargers. which took place on a thursday night around the evening rush hour. they estimate an extra 10,000 riders will join the regular commuters. on monday night, the vta will have a command post set up to monitor the inflow of riders and then reposition the trains for the rush home. >> we feel in this case, that
we know more about the habits of our riders. more about where they're coming from. so that we're able to make the appropriate plans. >> reporter: getting out of the parking lots should also be quicker. red lot one and green lot one will have extra exit lanes on to great america parkway. blue lot one will have one more exit on to patrick henry drive and then on to great america parkway. from red lot eight, you can go south on lafayette street and finally, red lot six, the biggest lot, will now have double the exit capacity of what it had before. the stadium folks say they will have extra staff on tasman drive to improve traffic flow through the intersections after the game. now despot all these tweaks and improvements the stadium managers are still telling everybody to give yourself extra time and please be patient. >> patient. >> please be patient. the vta is recommending that passengers buy lightrail tickets in advance? >> reporter: yes, so you know they've seen in the past people actually waiting on the
platform to buy a ticket. you can buy that round trip ticket ahead of time. you can preload that clipper card. save yourself all the heartache of waiting on the platform. that way you can just jump on the next train that comes. kickoff 7:20 tonight. live here at levi's stadium in santa clara, kiet do, kpix 5. thank you very much. niners tonight. against the vikings. traffic down that way. how about right now? how we doing right now? >> right now traffic is not doing too bad to the south bay. in fact north 101 is actually looking pretty good. it's later on really going to have a big mess. 101. 237, 880. that's where we're going to see the bulk of the delays. again, 7:20 kickoff as he said. that's in the bulk of the evening commute. extra busy conditions anyway for folks headed home from work along 101 # t peninsula 280 as well. guadalupe parkway north will see some delays and also might see exits off of 101 and great america parkway backed up and also 880, 237, to north first street of course all of it leading the tasman right there at levi's stadium is.
if you do use caltrain you do transfer to vta at mountain view. typical commute is about an hour, 45 minutes extra for your regular drive time. so i'm recommending at least two hours if you're coming out of san francisco or oakland. or the peninsula to get to levi's stadium tonight. so it might be tough for some. we'll see how it goes. frank? >> just get home early and get ready for the game. watch it right here on channel 5. niners and the opener against the vicings on kpix 5. the coverage starts 7:00 tonight followed by dennis o'donnell and his cast and crew in the fifth quarter. check it out. well today b.a.r.t. is making changes aimed at
relieving overcrowding during commute hours. starting this morning, the transit agency is adding and healthening trains. they will travel more frequently between pittsburg bay point and sfo. in addition train cars are being added to all other transbay routes. more than 50 kayakers had to be rescued off the marin county coast when they ran into rough seas. boats picked them up at hog island and pelican point yesterday around 1:00 a.m. the kayakers were in the bay on a guided night tour when the winds picked up. one of the boats capsized. two kayakers were treated for mild hypothermia. no one was seriously hurt. it is 6:40 this monday. governor brown has declared a state of emergency as the valley fire tears through lake and napa counties. the help now available for residents and firefighters on the front loins. >> and -- line. >> the market just opened up about ten minutes ago. taking a look there. the dow is down about 56 points. we'll get an update from kcbs radio's financial reporter
neighborhoods. partly to mostly cloudy skies along the coast. yeah the marine layer will lift but then we have cloud cover. 70s around the peninsula and also across the santa clara valley. up to 78 degrees that's as good as it gets east of the bay today with the partly to mostly cloudy conditions. a slight chance of rain showers, better chances of light rain today across if northern portion of the -- the northern portion of the bay area and good morning cloverdale at 78 degrees. thank you roberta. the valley fire continues to burn out of control in napa and lake counties and a live look from middletown which is at the center of the devastation, this foundation and -- burnt out homes and chimneys as you can see there. cal firefighter richard wreath though gave a big thumbs up from his hospital bed. you can see him there. he was one of the four firefighters injured fighting the valley fire over the weekend. all four were airlifted to uc davis medical center with second degree burns. now all are expected to make a full recovery. about 150 miles southeast of
the valley fire, the butte fire has destroyed at least 135 homes in the sierra foothills. cal fire says containment is now at 25%. yesterday, the smoke was so thick that it grounded aircraft for most of the day. forcing firefighters to rely on ground crews. more than 4500 firefighters are working on it. and in a moment we're going to check in with kpix 5 political reporter melissa caen in just a few minutes, more on the impact on governor brown declaring a state of emergency. but first apple has fresh cause for optimism based on preorders for the latest iphone and here now is kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks. good morning. >> good morning michelle and good morning frank. and naturally there tends to be a lot of optimism with apple when they launch new products i specially iphones. the 6 and s plus s versions that debuted last week doing very well according to apple. it should top last week's first sales record of more than 10
million. reuters says the preorders have topped the prior record last year. an analyst points to strong demand coming out of china which is not only good news for apple but also pretty encouraging sign. china's economy has been slowing down a lot of concern about the impact on chinese consumers who really led iphone sales over the past year. so far looks like the demand is coming strong out of china and good sign all the way around. now the stock market itself this morning is pulling back a little bit after we did get further news on china's manufacturing pace slowing down a bit. that's been the case over the past few months. main theme for wall street this week though is the federal reserve meets wednesday. wraps up the meeting thursday and there's a chance the fed could finally raise rates after lowering them to the record low almost seven years ago. let's take a look at the big board and see how we're doing so far. not too bad of a tumble after last week's big rally. third biggest weekly gain for the dow this year. so this morning blue ships down over -- chips down over 80
points and nasdaq down 10 and the s&p lower by 8 points and apple shares on the strong trajectory this morning. back to you. >> jason brooks from kcbs news, back to you. january? >> brand new accident northbound 101 at millbrae. lanes are blocked and chp on scene can look at this. we've got a line of red on the sensors. indicating speeds lower than 25 miles per hour. again, it is blocking lanes so lots of activity there. reported injuries as well. another wreck reported near pence la. pretty -- peninsula. pretty busy for the drive homes. 45 minutes now north 101 to the 80 split. use 280 as the alternate and cut across over to 380 back on 101 southbound to get you to to. avoid -- sfo. avoiding the delays along 101. east 92 looks like half-moon bay not doing too bad. five minute drive. road closures in effect in calistoga for the valley fire. in and around that area avoid it if you can. a lot of brake lights on the
san mateo bridge commute. 880 to 101 slow and go conditions there and also backed up at the bay bridge. metering lights are on and slow out of the maze and approach is also really busy. you have brake rights westbound 80 and to the maze that will take you 40 minutes right now. and howard street is closed today between 3rd and 4th street. do plan for that. good morning everyone. time check 6:48. a look at the strength in numbers calling on the weather watchers seeing who's up and awake and checking in with us this morning. we have john in santa rosa 59 degrees and 60 degrees says george in san francisco. keith in san leandro has 62 it's in the 60s 234 antioch and thank you very much to jerry wilcox for checking in as well everybody is reporting mostly cloudy skies. live weather camera suggests we have the cloud cover here as well. we have a combination of mid and high level clouds and also the marine layer that has been producing a little bit of drizzle on the seashore. we actually have a chance, of
rain in the forecast today. and then again on wednesday. and we're going to be cooler as well. and seasonably cool away from the bay. this is an upper level area of low pressure. it's beginning to take a nosedive down in a southerly direction and you can see a little bit of light rain across the northwestern section of the state. it's going to tap into some of the lingering moisture from what was once hurricane linda brought some remnants into bay area over the weekend. and with that, that's why we have that potential for light rain here. we do have extremely dry conditions over in napa and lake county where the valley fire burns out of control. so certainly any kind of precipitation will help. this is the futurecast, you can see a little bit of light rain anything that we do see will be very short-lived. tuesday, partly cloudy skies. then yet another chance of rain returns by midweek. we'll keep our fingers crossed and when i say light rain i'm talking up to about maybe a tenth of an inch at tops across the santa cruz mountains but that's it. smack in-between sun up and
sundown. 60s and 70s and your extended forecast calls for seasonal weather to return at the end of the week. have a great day everyone. thank you roberta. governor brown reclairing a -- declaring a state of emergency because of the fires in lake and naoma county. kpix 5's legal analyst melissa caen joins us now with more on what it means. >> reporter: good morning. i've been watching you guys all morning. so scary to see what's happening with the fires and it's not a surprise the governor has declared a state of emergency. butst receive i to be -- it's easy to be don fused. we think fema going to examine but to be clear, that's not what's happening here. fema only comes in when the president declares a state of emergency. that hasn't happened yesterday. right now it's just a governor declaring a state of emergency. what's the point that? in this case it's so the governor can force state agencies to use their resources to deal with the crisis. a state of emergency red tape is out the window. and oh well the agency only works over here out the window.
it is all hands on-deck. there are something called a governor's office of emergency services and it is now in charge of state resources. and it can move them around to deal with the emergency. cutting through bureaucracy is not the only thing that happens in a state of emergency. other things that are triggered include a ban on price gouging that goes into effect for the affected neighborhoods. criminal penalties for looting. normally when you steal stuff it's called burglary. but when you steal stuff during a state of emergency, it is looting and a penalty is serious. victims of a state of emergency can get extra time on tax returns and to file for unemployment benefits. and documents lost in a state of emergency can be recovered without a fee to the state. and finally depending on a person's homeowner insurance policy -- insurance policy, a loss during a state of emergency can result in quicker and greater payouts. so what the governor did here by making this declaration is pretty important. >> just makes common sense really. that this try to get it done
right? >> right i mean we've seen it. and you know they need all the help they can get certainly. >> didn't he just declare another state of emergency? the fire -- few of these going on right now. >> just last week, he declared another one. right now we have at least five states of emergency happening right here in california. three are dedicated to wildfires. one is for those floods in central valley back in july. and one is for california's drought. now these emergency declarations are only good for 60 days. so for example the drought emergency declaration, that was first made back in january. and every few months the governor reissues it. so we'll see whether these fires also require an extension. of the state. >> you said the president has to declare an emergency before fema can help. could that high pressure here? >> it is not off the table. the governor would have to make a request to the president and the governor hasn't said yet whether he's going to do that. the last time was aier ago when the napa -- a year ago when the napa earthquake hit.
it's possible. >> as they continue it's 5% contained right now but they have a lot of work to do. >> unbelievable. they work and work and then just tiny containment. so frightening. >> all right melissa thank you. >> stay right here, kpix 5, cbssf.com for up to the minute cbssf.com for up to the minute details on ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
there areand then...ffection. there are signs of affection. use gas that cleans. chevron with techron. care for your car. five things to know at the :55. representatives from all 28 countries and the european union will hold an emergency meeting today to discuss refugee crisis. the focus on how ho fairly handle tens of thousands of people escaping war and poverty. the meeting comes shortly after germany reimposed stronger border controls. kentucky clerk kim davis returned to work today after spending five days in jail for
refusing to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. since then, her subordinates have been issuing licensing to gay couples. davis says she won't interfere with their deputy's work but she considers the licenses they're using invalid. starting today b.a.r.t. is adding and lengthening trains hoping to ease the overcrowding during the commute hours. trains will travel more frequently between pittsburg bay point and sfo and train cars have been added to all other transbayroutes. the 49ers regular season kicks off tonight with a prime time match-up against the vikings. this is the first monday night game at levi's stadium. during the regular season. so you can expect some traffic tie-ups in santa clara. you can catch all the action at 7:00 tonight right here on kpix 5. and the butte fire has destroyed at least 135 homes in the sierra foothills. and less than a week the fire has burned 65,000 acres in amador and calaveras county.
the containment now at 25% cal fire says. i'm cate cauguiran live in middletown. where firefighters are currently planning their method of attack on the valley fire which has devastated the area. what led to someone's home now as you can see it leads absolutely no nothing. and this fire was so aggressive and fast burning that navy base only had minutes -- neighbors only had minutes to grab what they could ask leave. the residents are left with a skeleton of a town. driving through it looked like a bomb had gone off. and entire neighborhoods were reduced the rubble and ash. -- to rubble and ash. the flames so intense it melted the tires off of cars. the evacuation centers have been set up in areas like in calistoga and the valley fire is the fifth major wildfire this summer in lake county. by war the forest, within 12 hours the -- far the worst, been 12 hours they had burned through 40 ow acres and now -- 40,000 acres and now currently 5% contained. we do know that the governor will be here in a matter of a
few hours to meet with emergency responders. reporting live in middletown, cate cauguiran, kpix 5. and it's a tough ride 101 at millbrae northbound. we have the overturned vehicle blocking two right lanes and you were backed up to 92 at this point. if you're going to sfo it's going to take you at least almost an hour, 51 minutes northbound 101 from 92 to the 80 split. also an accident south 101 at lucas valley road. delays at sfo due to that right there. cloud cover. temperatures 50s and 60s and later today, it's going to be unseasonably mild. away from the bay. 60s to 70s. perhaps up to about 79 degrees at tops. 78 degrees. hey we have a chance of afternoon rain here today. anything we see will be less than a tenth of an inch and a chance returns again on wednesday. otherwise seasonal by the weekend. ready for some football? >> bring it on. >> 68 degrees. go niners. >> not bad. >> all in red. >> yes thanks for watching kpix
5 news this morning. >> enjoy your monday everybody. "cbs this morning" is up next "cbs this morning" is up next and captioning funded by cbs good morning to you in the west. it is monday, september 14, 2015. welcome to "cbs this morning." a deadly fire rips through a california town and surrounds people trying to escape. we are in the community leveled by the flame. the kentucky clerk locked up for defying the supreme court same sex marriage ruling returns to work and stands by her beliefs. novak djokovic is in studio 57 today fresh off his hard-fought victory at the u.s. open. but we begin with today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> dozens and dozens of homes have been destroyed. within 12 hours