tv KPIX 5 News at 5PM CBS May 13, 2017 5:00pm-5:31pm PDT
live, from the cbs bay area studios, this is kpix 5 news. and now at 5:00, another massive fire in the east bay. this time a construction site goes up in flames and it wasn't the first time this building has burned. >> the fire broke out on san pablo avenue a couple blocks from a b.a.r.t. station. don lynn is there and he's talking to the people who had to run for their lives. >> reporter: this is the second time a fire has destroyed this building. the fire is out but the danger is far from over. the top portion of that construction crane has collapsed, but the bottom portion is leaning. that's why police have set up this collapse zone down below.
they evacuated 35 people from 15 nearby homes. a giant fire ball lit up the night's sky. >> looked like something had blew up. >> reporter: and the sound of fire and debris and crackling wood woke up neighbors. >> flames were shooting everywhere. >> the fire was so strong, you felt the heat. >> reporter: a neighbor shot this video before firefighters arrived. the building was already engulfed. >> just got really hot really fast. >> the sky was red. i mean, wow -- it was beautiful, but it was scary. >> reporter: burning embers rained down to nearby houses causing many spot fires. >> felt like an apocalypse almost because they were all over the place. >> reporter: the embers sparked this roof fire about two blocks away from the original scene causing major damage to the house. >> mother's day weekend and it's just sad. you're ruining people's property. >> reporter: back at the main
scene, it took firefighters more than an hour to take the 5 alarm fire under control. >> this isn't by accident. >> lightning don't strike twice. not in the same spot, not the same complex. >> reporter: construction workers have the same suspicion. >> it's gone. everything is gone. everything we did, it's gone. >> reporter: he left the building around 3:30 yesterday afternoon. he says they already finished all 6 floors and put in brand- new windows. the project was almost done. >> i can't believe this happened. i don't know who would want to do that. it was a nice big building. >> reporter: nobody was hurt. alameda county fire investigators and atf agents are now investigating the cause. they do believe this is suspicious. >> so they're investigating the cause, but do you have any idea how much the damage is going to
total up to? >> reporter: it's too early to say, but they say definitely millions and millions of dollars. this project, as that construction worker was saying, is almost complete and there are dozens of housing units there and the bottom floor was all retail,o say lot of money. sky drone 5 above the smoldering remains, the building was supposed to become an apartment and retail shopping complex. it's easy to see from the air all the damage. the heat was from flames was so intense it melted scaffolding and a crane. >> reporter: the entire building was fully engulfed. >> requested immediately additional resources. >> reporter: but firefighters were overmatched by the fast- moving fire that for the second time in less than a year torched this building. >> the majority of the building
was under construction from july 6th of last year's fire from the three townhouses that were pretty much finished, but nobody had moved in with the exception of one. >> reporter: sent a shower of ash and embers over nearby neighborhoods. >> immediately was i like not again. because it did happen just about 10 months earlier. >> reporter: tico said he watched in disbelief from the roof top of his apartment as flames yet again engulfed the building across from his home. the cost is yet to be determined. the developer, holiday development, would rebuild, only to see the new construction go up in flames this morning. >> we don't know if it was intentional. when they complete the investigation, we'll be able to determine exactly where the fire started. >> kpix 5. several streets in the area are still shut down at this
hour. san pablo avenue is closed between 37th and 40th streets. west mcarthur boulevard is blocked in the westbound direction and abcar street and 39th street are blocked. another concern over a million gallons of water from the fire fight are running unchecked into storm drains. environmental agencies have already been alerted. police in the east bay say they have the man responsible for the series of car fires and they think his acts of arson go back several months. jackie ward live in concord. >> reporter: a fire marshal with contra costa counties he's confident they have the right guy, but the investigation continues because they can't be for certain whether the 36 year old man they have in custody was allegedly acting alone or
not. the task force created to track down the person responsible for setting 7 cars on fire in the east bay this week was in benicia when they finally caught up with the suspect. police arrested a 36 year old man from contra costa at this mcdonald's as this car was burning, just a mile away. this woman lives in a benicia neighborhood where the latest car fire happened. she says firefighters were on her street until 2:00 this morning. >> they were walking around looking for gas cans, whatever, making sure everybody was safe, looking between cars, under cars and trucks. >> there were common threads and that was partially how we were able to locate a suspect. there's a lot of information frankly that we still don't know. >> reporter: the suspect now faces 43 different arson charges that go back until at least the beginning of the year, with the possibility of multiple charges stemming from
a single fire. he says contra costa county sees 3 to 500 car fires a year. >> there will continue to be vehicle fires. we just hope the rate of the vehicle fires will drop now that we've made an arrest. >> reporter: the suspect is knowing held on $3.1 million bail. in concord, jackie ward, kpix 5. it's been called the worst cyber attack ever. computer networks in at least 99 countries have been completely paralyzed. hackers are working through the malwear program wannacry. it exploited vulnerabilities in microsoft windows, at least old versions. fedex and britain's health system are among the victims. >> they said i'm really sorry, but the computer system is down, you're going to have to go away, we can't have any appointments. we can't access any of the
files. >> microsoft has announced security fixes for free. reportedly flew more than 400 miles and landed in the sea of japan. this comes as a north korean diplomat says her country would be open to holding talks with the united states under the right conditions. last month, the president was warning of war after a previous missile test. president trump offered advice during a commencement address today at a private christian school. he told graduates to follow their convictions and be ready to face criticism. the speech and developments concerning the fbi. >> i'm thrilled to be back at liberty university. >> reporter: president trump delivered the commencement address at liberty university in virginia on saturday. >> you must be willing to face criticism from those who lack the same courage to do what is
right. >> reporter: the president has received harsh criticism after he abruptly fired james comey this week. associates of comey say he was dismissed because he refused to pledge his loyalty to the president. trump tweeted james comeyy better hope there are no tapes of your conversations before he starts leaking to the press. >> i don't think it would be a bad question to ask. i think loyalty to the country, loyalty to the united states is important. >> reporter: saturday afternoon, comey made a brief appearance outside his home. the president says he's moving quickly to find a new fbi director. >> very well known, highly respected, really talented people. >> reporter: cbs news, new york. the justice department has already conducted initial interviews for the position of
fbi director. they met with at least 5 people today. one of them, senator john cornin of texas left just as another candidate arrived. adam lee, the special agent in charge in virginia, and act be director andrew mccabe. half a million people turned out for today's ceremony in the portuguese town of fatima. back in 1917, siblings reported seeing the virgin mary multiple times when they were grazing their sheep. the children died two years later. now they are the youngest ever saints who did not die as martyrs. the fight in the east bay over a man arrested for selling fruit on the side of the street. >> caught red handed.
east bay. this picture posted to social a photo of a bay area fruit vendor in handcuffs is sparking outrage in the east bay. this picture posted to social media shows what happened to the man earlier in the week. a sheriff's deputy is shown shorthanding over the -- deputies say he was stopped for selling produce without a license and when confronted, he tried to get away. some residents say authorities went too far. >> the man didn't bother nobody. all he was doing was trying to make an honest living. >> the sheriff's department
says the offender was also on federal probation. the in n out in livermore is back open today. it closed last week after a group of college athletes claimed they got sick after eating there. it appears several members of the soft ball team were sick before eating there. health officials suspect the teammates had norovirus, but they have not confirmed that yet. the hunt is on for a tagger who keeps vandalizing murals in china town. the china town community development center says the murals get defaced every few months and the damage is worse every time. a driver in oakland got busted in the fast lane for this.
a doll. chp officers found the doll inside a car on i-80. the driver tried to pass it off as a passenger. the punishment: a $500 fine. tie dye and flowers not exactly what you expect to see coming off a flight at the airport, but that's what people saw today. it was part of flowers in your hair day at sfo. >> it's all about peace, love and acceptance and especially now, i think those are definitely sentiments that we as san francisco really embrace as a city and so this is a great way for us to welcome everyone to san francisco and encourage people to come and visit the city. >> passengers could also take selfies with wax figures of jerry garcia and jimmy hendrix. the event was to mark the 50th anniversary of the summer of love. allergy season is in full
force. the itchy eyes, stuffy noses are worse than past years. doctors say it is still far from over. allergy sufferers have been pouring into the bay area practices looking for relief. the rain has produced the perfect breeding ground for pollen producing plants. >> if a tree pollen counts come down, the grass pollen counts are beginning to rise and they're nowhere near the peak level. >> they suggest wearing sun glasses to keep pollen out of your eyes and shower before bed to remove pollen stuck to your hair and skin. >> eww. never looked at it that way. >> take a shower, will you? we have partly cloudy skies. for mother's day, it's going to be chilly as well. highs will range from the mid- 50s to the mid to upper 60s in
the warmer spots. the sea breeze continues right into tuesday. temperatures will stay on the cool side. at the moment, it looks like nothing but blue as we have a gaze at the bay bridge. concord, 69 degrees right now. oakland 64 and in san francisco, 57 degrees. tomorrow afternoon, pretty much the same. inland will be in the upper 60s. the bay will be in the 60s. mostly cloudy and low 60s along the shoreline. the low pressure simply refuses to let go of its grip over vancouver island. the 49.6 refers to the ocean temperature. chilly ocean and chilly sea breeze. future cast shows we have more clouds on the way for sunday. overnight tonight, plenty of clouds in the south bay. as the future cast goes on, few pop up showers in the hills of beam, morgan hill, santa cruz area.
for the most part, we'll have sun and cool weather. it's on tuesday we have a chance of showers that will be moving in to the bay area. after that, it will warm up. tonight, clearish. breezy and cool. sunday, partly cloudy and cool. tuesday rain, there's a chance, especially north of the golden gate. head to the bay area, reading, 47 degrees. in fresno, 73 degrees. winds will be around out of the west at 30. at the airport, 62 degrees. if you're heading to seattle, there's showers up this and 57. new york, partly cloudy and 66 degrees. here's how it hooks for tomorrow. we continue below average in the bay area for 61 degrees in san francisco. concord hits 70. in san jose, 67 degrees and oakland, 64. all below average for tomorrow, but still nice and mild. 66 at mill peat is and 70 at
santa clara. pittsburgh at 70, same for concord, livermore, pleasanton. over the oakville grade -- 66 at santa rosa, 67 at bodega bay. for ukiah tomorrow, not bad. 71. 61 at clear lake. the extended forecast, there's really something for everybody. tomorrow, partly cloudy skies. pretty much the same for monday. late monday and early tuesday, we have a chance of showers moving into the bay area, favoring the north bay. look at wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday -- by next weekend, this chilly breezy weather a thing of the past as we get back into the mid-80s. that's next week. in the meantime, bundle up, stay cool like this guy. indeed. straight ahead, when giants come alive. i guess sleep is overrated.
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innings friday into saturday???? that mojo mu baseball up top for the giants. anybody stick around for all 17 innings friday into saturday? that mojo must have rolled over into this afternoon. third career walk off homer ended a 5 hour 28 minute marathon to beat the reds 3-2. 17 innings. of course he had the day off. giants had their mother's day weekend pink trim. and brandon bell got wet. his 6th homer this young season. 1-0 san francisco. next inning, justin to the deepest part of the ballpark. his first of the year. made it 2-0. allowed one run, kept the bull pen fresh.
3-1 final. reds' brian price couldn't have felt great about that, but at least the mill valley product is back home. graduated in 1980. you could say being a big league manager certainly qualifies as having made it. >> i remember when i was a kid going through high school at tam high and there was a lot of black and white photos of all the big athletes. i wondered if i would ever accomplish anything that merited a black and white photo up there. i don't know if this qualifies, but i'm hoping it does. nba playoffs. guess who was at warriors practice today: steve kerr. and that's a great sign he's on the mend from his painful spinal drip issues. greg will not be able to match
strategy with kerr. for game one western conference finals, tell be michael brown. his memories -- >> i of the fact that, you know, shoot, he loves to go eat and drink and -- but more importantly, i didn't have to pay. so i miss that more than anything else. >> makes the food taste better; right? >> makes the food and drink taste a lot better. pop, woe going out again? yes. good night. that is a huge fish! >> huge if you look at thompson's catch on the left. [ indiscernible ] says this pic from a recent fishing trip was photo shopped. but that's not the only fun his teammates had in the last week. >> what are you guys doing to celebrate zaza's [
indiscernible ] more than clay? >> indeed, last saturday in warrior's game in utah, he did outscore clay thompson 7-6. here's how he commemorated the moment: a fake san francisco chronicle head line. it reads: hell freezes over. #funny. back to the famed 17th island green in florida. hushed tones as pj's player championship had round 3. rickey fouler -- it's stuck in the branches. he was forced to take a drop, triple bogeyed the hole. once it landed, watch the action here. as it set up a birdie. he shot a two under 70. he is the co-leader for sunday's final round.
6:00. >> cbs weekend news is up next. and news updates always at cbssf.com. see you in 30 minutes. >> ninan: breaking news from the korean peninsula. just as a north korean diplomat ties to open the door to talks with the u.s., the communist dictatorship fires another missile. also tonight, aboard air force pe, president trump says he's zeroing in on his pick to run the f.b.i., and he likes his choices. >> i think the process is going to go quickly because almost all of them are very well known. >> ninan: new details on the largest cyber-extortion attack in history. and the controversial plan to punish businesses that build president trump's borderwall. >> if you want to be part of trump's wall, then you're going against california values. >> don't punish us for the type of work that we do.