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across the bay area... as they gain a handle on the wine country fires... they're facing tough conditions fi cruz mount this morning, firefighters are battling flames across the bay area as they gain a handle on the wine country wildfires. they are facing tough conditions fighting flames in the santa cruz mountains. >> people are hurting right now. >> and as several evacuations in wine country are lifted, in santa rosa many are still wanting to get home to see the damage firsthand. first, we start with the bear fire which burned almost 300 acres in the santa cruz mountains. it's wednesday, october 18th. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm kenny choi. this is what the bear fire first look like when it broke out. it is burning along bear creek road near highway 9. anne makovec is live with more on the firefight.
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>> reporter: the conditions are good this morning. cool temperatures, no winds, because otherwise, firefighters have a lot working against them. this is prime fire season. the fuel is drive and accessibility around here is near impossible. this fire started monday night when a building caught fire near bear creek canyon road and deer creek road in boulder creek. it's 5% contained. it burned about 300 acres and four buildings. not sure how many of those are homes. the fire is burning in steep terrain, dry fuel, leaves and brush. a lot of the strategy is to fight the fire from the sky with water drops and fire retardant. 150 homes are under evacuation orders today. >> i turned around and all of a
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sudden i saw the flames in the living room and i saw like a light. i took my stuff and ran. >> i got asked to leave about 1, 2 a.m. and i finally left at 7 a.m. i got my truck over there. everything i own is in the truck over there. >> reporter: now, the evacuations going on in the middle of the night. many through the reverse 911s the evacuation orders are in place for the communities of las cumbres, deer creek and along bear creek road. the evacuation centers are located at lakeside elementary school in los gatos and the zayante fire station in felton. five firefighters have been injured fighting this fire. again, it is steep terrain they are working on.
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. the five injured firefighters will be okay, mainly abrasion and smoke inhalation injuries. live in the santa cruz mountains, anne makevoc, kpix 5. to the wildfires in wine country. firefighters are making big progress containing the flames. cal fire says they expect to have the tubbs, pocket, nuns and oakmont fires fully contained by friday. a top priority is the oakmont fire. this video at the height of the flames when it sparked state from the nuns fire. meantime, several evacuation orders have been lifted in the oakmont neighborhood of sonoma county and in napa. the number of missing in sonoma county has dropped to 53 people. and some schools in napa and sonoma counties will remain closed for the rest of the week. days after the fire started, residents are still itching to get back home. many have been driving by their streets every day hoping that authorities will let them pass the blockade but some areas are still too unstable for residents to return. one santa rosa woman brought them coffee to show them how
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grateful she is that they are monitoring the neighborhood. >> i know they have been getting a lot of -- i don't want to say any bad words, but people have not been very nice because they are not getting back on their streets but, you know, they are protecting us. so i just want to give them support. >> roughly 200 search-and- rescue workers are in the sonoma county region right now. half of them are with the national guard. with crews making significant progress on fighting the north bay wildfires, the question is how recovery efforts will be funded. >> kpix 5's jessica flores is live in napa county on how fema is entering the equation today. jessica. >> reporter: we are in oakville off highway 29. yesterday we could see flames in the distance. today you still smell the smoke and have road closures but firefighters have an upper hand on the nuns fire. a fema -- was on the ground yesterday touring.
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he landed in california. he got to see the devastation firsthand. now, what's clear and what everyone involved says, the disaster is enormous. they have never seen anything like it before. the three largest fires in napa and sonoma county have killed at least 28 people. they burned down thousands of homes and businesses and burned more than 140,000 acres. the northern california fires are the deadliest in california history coming at a time time when federal disaster relief is already stretched thin. fema has never seen anything like the disaster needs in the last two months from hurricanes and fires. the agency has registered 4 million people who need help in just the last 50 days. >> last 50 days has been unprecedented. fema is providing or has registered in our individual assistance systems almost 4 million americans in the last 50 days. when you look at -- i think if you combined katrina, sandy, rita and wilma, those hurricanes, we have exceeded in the last 50 days all of those
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combined. >> reporter: now. the fema administrator brock long is expected to be in sacramento today talking to lawmakers and talking to governor brown. meanwhile, on a federal level, a congressman mike thompson is working on getting a bill through to get funding for the region working with colleagues to put the relief package together. live in napa valley, i'm jessica flores, kpix 5. pg&e is facing its first lawsuit over the wildfires. wayne and jennifer harville filed it in san francisco. they lost their santa rosa home last monday when high winds swept the tubbs fire through their coffey park neighborhood in the middle of the night. they claim it was caused by pg&e next in maintaining electric lines and pruning trees and vegetation. they plan to discuss the lawsuit this afternoon during a news conference. an attorney who has battled pg&e in the courtroom before says he agrees that the utility company is it blame. >> there are reports of a transformer that blew near the start of the tubbs fire. there are reports of downed power lines near the start of
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other fires. there were no lightning strikes. >> he adds that pacific gas & electric could be on the hook for $6 billion in damages if found responsible for causing what's now the deadliest fire in state history. even though firefighters have been making progress, the smoky conditions continue. a "spare the air" day and smoke advisory is in effect this morning, as well. smoky conditions also continue to cause delays and cancellations at sfo. if you are traveling you want to check that your flight is on time before heading to the airport. and jackie ward joins us now with more on how the smoke is affecting folks from wine country to santa clara valley. . >> reporter: the city of oakland was unrecognizable from the sky yesterday evidence as to why the bay area air quality management district issued a "spare the air" alert and smoke advisory for today. that means people who live in the bay especially in napa,
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sonoma and solano counties should stay in when they can in places like libraries, shopping malls, wherever there's filtered air. experts expect this to last for a while. >> until we get a storm system moving through here or high winds, conditions will be variable. >> reporter: the north bay wildfires are of course the main culprits of this poor air quality. the three largest ones alone have burned more than 140,000 acres and now the bear fire in the santa cruz mountains the air is worsening in the south bay. continue to use n95 masks if you spent time outside. air district officials are asking you to not make unnecessary trips by car today. >> thank you.
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we have a "spare the air" alert but we have had so many days in a row of this smoky conditions out there, that it really has impacted a lot of people so any kind of clearing would go a long way. right now we are in the green in san francisco and fairfield. so less particulate matter there. but the rest of the area under the yellow moderate signs there. actually means particulate matter below 100 so on average we should be around 20, 25 max but seeing those still around the 50s, 60s, 70s range is not good. forecast for today shows we'll be in the unhealthy range across the north bay because of those fires. we'll see some fog coming through as well with the marine layer. the shift in the wind will bring the marine layer and shift the smoke further east. so i'll explain all that foggy conditions coming up and track the rain coming up, as well. it may be a "spare the air" day but you could spare some extra time if you are planning
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on using bart this morning. right now, we are tracking delays on the fremont line. this is between south hayward and union city. the delays in all directions and, um, this is due to an equipment problem on the tracks. an accident along westbound 4 as you approach san marcos boulevard blocking a lane. motorcycle crash. 30 minutes between loveridge and 680. eastshore freeway 20 minutes to the maze. and 21 minutes from the maze into san francisco. kenny. >> the california highway patrol is investigating a shooting on interstate 580. it happened about 9:00 last night on westbound 580 near strobridge avenue in castro valley. officers responsibled to reports of shots fired but initially found nothing. then a couple of hours later authorities got a call about a gunshot victim at an oakland hospital. no word on the victim's condition. witnesses telling the chp that the shot came from a black sedan. new this morning, five people are without a home after flames ripped through it. the two-alarm fire started
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about midnight on vienna street in san francisco. the fire department posted this video to twitter showing crews arriving on scene. both homes on either side of the house were also slightly damaged. no one was hurt. but a total of 16 people are displaced and the red cross is responding to help them. time now 6:11. president trump doubles down on a controversy between military men and women killed in action pushing a member of his own cabinet's family into the spotlight. >> his career in hollywood is over. >> plus, new details the harvey weinstein sexual harassment scandal. the movie producer loses another title and now there's an accusation against his brother. >> and in our tech report, the changes that google is making to help protect high-profile users from hackers.
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assertion that past presidents didn't call the families of fallen u-s soldiers.
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the president says he's called -s soldiers this morning the controversy continues over the president trump's's assertion that past presidents didn't call the families of fallen soldiers. he called all four soldiers recently killed in niger. a congresswoman was with one of the soldier's widows when the president called. she said president trump said, quote, well, i guess he knew what he was getting to. >> he never said the word hero. he said to the wife, well, i guess he knew what he was getting into. how insensitive can you be. >> the white house official said that the president's conversations with gold star families are private. and this morning, the president took to twitter writing, quote, democrat congresswoman totally fabricated what i said to the wife of a soldier who died in action. and i have proof. sad. sean spicer is the latest trump administration official to be interviewed by special
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counsel investigators. the former white house press secretary was questioned in connection to the russia investigation. robert mueller's team is looking for a possible paper trail that is linked to the dismissals of fbi director james comey and national security adviser michael flynn. this morning, there are new revelations in the harvey weinstein sexual harassment scandal. weinstein is leaving the board of the film company he started. this comes after the firm fired him following allegations of sexual harassment and rape. many have cut ties with the weinstein company. there's new sexual harassment allegation against his brother bob. amanda siegel an executive producer of a show, a weinstein company tv drama, told variety bob weinstein made repeated unwanted romantic advances that began last summer and lasted a few months. time now 6:16. let's check to see if there are any hot spots out there. >> well, no hot spots along 880. so i thought we would start
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with the positive right now. and take a look at oakland. this is right near 66th near the coliseum. traffic moving just find in both directions. getting crowded out there but 16 minutes from 238 to the maze. okay. here's 101 right near north first street. so your ride heading through the south bay still in the green. looking pretty good northbound. we have an accident along westbound 4. this is right near san marcos boulevard blocking one lane. a motorcycle accident. traffic backing up into antioch. already a pretty slow morning commute. and now it's about 34 minutes from loveridge to 680. eastshore freeway doing its thing. we are in the yellow, 24 minutes from the highway 24 to the maze and 21 minutes from the maze into san francisco. hey there. i'm checking out our live cameras to show you that marine layer. you can kind of see a light bit of fog there from the
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transamerica pyramid camera looking south. here it is looking north. coit tower, a little blurry out there this morning. here's a live look at the golden gate bridge now and our kpix 5 roof cam showing the bay bridge. so we are expecting to see some of that marine layer coming through impacting our visible. right now it's showing visibility dropping down a bit for half moon bay and sfo. oakland airport dropped off a couple of miles visibilities so down to eight miles. it's not going to affect most drivers or planes at this hour. it may later on. santa rosa and petaluma with a lot of moisture. we have reached saturation, humidity is higher and that's a good welcome relief as far as temperatures go. look at this. 47 for concord. 46 oakland. 45 livermore. 50 san francisco. san jose 53. 42 santa rosa. sunrise happening this morning
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at 7:21 a.m. so once that sun comes up, the marine layer will burn off. the marine layer is going to last a little longer tomorrow night into early tomorrow morning. the west-southwest wind direction to 7 miles per hour for san francisco. sfo at 8 coming out of the west. so anytime the winds come off the coast, it does increase our chance for that fog to really come through and it could get further east by tomorrow. here's a look at the futurecast to show you what i'm talking about. by 7:00 this morning, 8:00 this morning, we may see a little bit of fog along the coast. but here we are tomorrow night at 8:00 -- excuse me, tonight at 8:00 through tomorrow morning by 8 a.m., look how deep the marine layer gets. that's thick and it's ahead of rain that's coming through. so 4:00 tomorrow we'll see that rain coming on in. we may get about a quarter inch of rain to three-tenths inch for the north bay hills. a few hundredths for the rest of san francisco even going as far south a san jose even santa cruz could get some moisture from that system. so that's welcome relief for all of those firefighters.
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but then look at this. by saturday, sunday, monday temperatures are on the rise and it will be sunny yet again. over to you, michelle. thank you. twitter is reportedly planning to implement new policies on hateful and abusive speech in the next few weeks. wired.com reports some of the new features on the social media platform will allow victims and observers to report them. hate symbols will be flagged. google is launching new security features for its high risk gmail users. the company says its advanced protection program will provide stronger email security for some government officials, political activists and journalists who could be targets for hackers. facebook is looking to help get you hired. according to online reports, the social media giant is testing a new resume' and cv feature. i'm dennis o'donnell at oracle arena. closing seconds of the game, warriors had the basketball! take the shot to win it. or did they? upon further review, reaction, highlights, coming up.
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reporter ad libs my name is cynthia haynes and i am a senior public safety specialist for pg&e. my job is to help educate our first responders on how to deal with natural gas and electric emergencies. everyday when we go to work we want everyone to work safely and come home safely. i live right here in auburn,
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i absolutely love this community. once i moved here i didn't want to live anywhere else. i love that people in this community are willing to come together to make a difference for other people's lives. together, we're building a better california.
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thriller between the rockets and the warriors here at oracle last night. i'm standing off the court where the rockets players leave the court. and they are all despondent thought they had lost the game. another houston rocket still on the floor says, hey, get those guys back! so i urged the rockets to come back and, well, we'll have the highlights and i'll show you what happened. the warriors began their title defense against houston. the team thought to be the biggest challenge and look at the rings, kevin durant got his first championship ring. new warrior nick young came off the bench red-hot nails a three to give the warriors a 6-3 lead.
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he had 20 in the first half. after draymond green was injured in the third, houston rallied. james harden layup with 90 seconds left cuts golden state to two points. final seconds rockets in front 122-121 and kevin durant hits the jump shot at the buzzer to give the warriors the win. but hold everything! officials ruled he did not get it off in time. houston comes back out on the court to celebrate and they come from 17 down to beat the warriors 122-121. >> i didn't think it counted when i saw it. it looked to me like it was a little late and it was, um, it --in didn't surprise me when it was overturned. >> where were you and what was your reaction? >> we are waiting around. where is everybody going? >> i knew it as soon as it left his fingers it was a little late so i stood back and made eye contact with bobby and it was no good. it was an exciting moment. >> trevor ariza another rockets player told me it doesn't
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matter where i was. he didn't get the shot off in time. the dodgers are winners on the field. the yankees are winners. on the ice the sharks are winners, as well. i'm dennis o'donnell where the warriors are 0-1 to start the season. we'll see you tonight, everybody. plus: a victim of the wine country wildfires finds a glimmer of hope another firefighter has been injured fighting the bear fire in the santa cruz mountains as it continues to burn out of control this morning. the latest from the fire lines next. >> reporter: as the fires continue to rage in wine country, the attention now is turning to recovery. i'll tell you how fema is involved coming up. >> plus a victim of the wine country wildfires finds a glimmer of home in the rubble.
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i never seen a fire one like this in 30 years. >> a wildfire threatens homes in the santa cruz mountains. a live report on the firefight and evacuations. plus -- >> individual grants come relatively quickly within days. it's the larger issues that take time. >> a top fema official tours the damage left behind from the wine country wildfires as the recovery process gets under way. >> but first, fire crews are seeing tough conditions fighting flames in the santa cruz mountains. it's wednesday, october 18.
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i'm kenny choi. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:30. the bear fire bear fire is burning in the northern part of the county along bear creek road near highway 9. kpix 5's anne makovec is live with more on the firefight under way. >> reporter: this fire is still raging out of control and a sixth firefighter has been injured fighting this fire. that firefighter has a burned hand. another one still in the hospital from an injury yesterday a broken wrist and smoke inhalation. so it's been a very dangerous firefight. this fire broke out late on monday night when a building caught fire near bear creek road and deer creek road in boulder creek. this fire is 5% contained. it's burned almost 300 acres. and in total 4 buildings have burned so far. not sure how many of those are homes. the fire is burning in steep and inaccessible terrain, cliffs and hills and a lot of fuel. so much of the strategy is to
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fight this fire from the sky with water drops and fire retardant. >> the fire calmed down so they are able to really get some good work done and in the cool and more humid weather the fire intensity and behavior was more minimal than it was last night. >> reporter: that was the good news we just got from a cal fire spokesman here. but 150 homes are still under evacuation orders right now. they are for the communities of las cumbres, deer creek and along bear creek road. evacuation centers are at lakeside elementary school in los gatos and the zayante fire station in felton. youwe are going to hear an update from firefighters. you can see one of the bulldozers behind me strengthening the containment lines but even getting that into some of these areas is very difficult.
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anne makovec, kpix 5. the wine country wildfires, firefighters are making significant progress containing those flames. cal fire expects to have the tubbs, pocket, nuns and oakmont fires all fully contained by the weekend but a top priority remains this morning the oakmont fire. this is video at the height of the flames when it was sparked saturday from the nuns fire. the director of california's governor's office of emergency services tweeted this photo out saying, so incredibly thankful for all the local governments, fire mutual aid. over 400 engines and thousands of firefighters from across california. several evacuation orders have been lifted in the oakmont neighborhood of sonoma county and in napa. the number of missing in sonoma county has now dropped to 53 people. and pg&e is facing its first lawsuit over the wildfires. a santa rosa couple who lost their home last monday filed it. they claim the fire was caused
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by pg&e's negligence in maintaining electric lines and pruning trees and vegetation. right now, as crews fight the wildfires in the north bay, a question of funding for relief efforts is looming large. kpix 5's jessica flores is live in napa county on the fema's involvements in the process. >> reporter: good morning. the head head of fema landed in california yesterday and toured sonoma and napa counties. here in oakville there's signs of progress. you can't see the flames burning in the mountains in the distance anymore, so folks are not waking up to seeing that glow. what you do see is road closures like this. you still feel that smoke in the air, the smell everywhere. so that fire is still burning. what's clear to everybody here on the ground is that this devastation is enormous. just in sonoma and napa county, the fires have burned through 140,000 acres burned down thousands of homes and killed at least 28 people. the northern california fires are the deadliest in california
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history coming at a time when federal disaster relief is already stretched thin. fema has never seen anything like the disaster needs in the last two months from hurricanes and fires. fema will help with removing hazardous material and money to rebuild. >> the last 50 days are unprecedented. fema has provided and registered in our individual assistance system almost 4 million americans in the last 50 days. when you look at -- i think if you combined katrina, sandy, rita and wilma, those hurricanes, we have exceeded in the last 50 days all of those combined. >> reporter: the fema director is expected to meet with governor brown today in sacramento. also meet with other lawmakers. meanwhile, on a federal level, a congressman mike thompson is working on getting a bill through to get funding for the region working with colleagues to put the relief package together. live in napa valley, i'm jessica flores, kpix 5.
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a couple digging through rubble of the napa home were surprised to discover a ring. former chp lieutenant eric and his wife pat found the ring in a charred box. the ring had no major damage but could use a little polish. even though firefighters have been making great progress in recent days, the smoky conditions continue. a "spare the air" alert and smoke advisory is in effect this morning. smoky conditions continue to cause delays and cancellations at the san francisco international airport. check ahead if you are traveling. jackie ward joins us now to explain what experts suggest you should do to minimize the effects of the smoke. >> that's right. good morning to you. partially because of that horrible blanket of smoke we see over oakland. the bay area air quality management district issued a "spare the air" alert for today. the potentially toxic fumes being released into the air because of the north bay fires, now the bear fire, too, have added high levels of pollution across the bay area. the air district monitors that pollution every hour. and just like yesterday, the
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"spare the air" alert means you should limit your time in the car and avoid leaf blowing and barbecuing. >> we saw very light winds for the majority of the day today. and that meant the smoke was able to just drain into the bay and stay low in the atmosphere. >> children, elderly and those who have respiratory problems are being advised to stay inside and in order avoid inhaling certain particles, health experts are continuing to urge people to wear those n95 masks when outdoors for long periods of time. last week it was hard to find those masks but we had a crew check out the inventory situation in san francisco last night and some stores steam -- and some stores seem to have recovered from the big influx of purchases last week. back to you. >> thank you. neda is tracking those conditions in terms of air quality. >> yeah. doesn't smell as much like a fireplace all across the bay area today. [ laughter ] >> so at least there's that. but we are still under a "spare
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the air" alert as jackie just mentioned so here's the current conditions. you can see the moderate range, of course where the wine country wildfires are burning, you see that spot of orange that of course does mean unhealthy for folks who are sensitive and it's going to continue to stay unhealthy across the north bay hills throughout the day today. vaca cam ra showing a marine layer for a change. so we are seeing some clouds coming in. we're also seeing that smoke. so it's kinds of this interesting mix but we are going to continue to see west winds and that will help when it comes to air quality and drop temperatures down a lot. i'll tell you all about that in a bit. jaclyn? expect delays along southbound 880 as you are waking your way into hayward. a live look at 880 south of hesperian near 238 and it's about 28 minutes in the red from 238 on down towards highway 84. no reports of any crashes. just a busy wednesday morning commute. san mateo bridge westbound direction on the right side of
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your screen there, 28 minutes between 880 and 101. 101 is okay, a few slowdowns through san mateo. the bay bridge toll plaza 30 minutes from the maze into san francisco. we have learned that many evacuation centers are facing an unusual dilemma in trying times. officials say they have gotten so many donated goods coming in there's no place to put them. scenes like this with stacks and stacks of items from water to clothes make clear why many shelters are now telling people thanks, but no, thanks. the lack of space is forcing volunteers to turn away new goods even as firefighters themselves assemble huge hauls to bring over. >> the generosity of this community is amazing. but right now, we are not accepting any more donations to the evacuation location. >> we need to make sure we are able to fill the needs in the
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future. >> they had to rent a warehouse and gift cards are the best thing to donate now. if you would like to help in the relief effort donate to the red cross by calling the number on your screen 1-800-red- cross or by going to redcross.org. and to find out other ways to help, go to our website, cbssf.com. this morning, southern california is also dealing with a wildfire of its own. next, the battle under way against flames tearing through mount wilson. >> plus, on capitol hill, a republican and democrat say they have found common ground and have a short-term solution to keeping health insurance premiums from skyrocketing. >> and the market just opened up about 10 minutes ago. let's check the big board here. you can see the dow is up about 109 points. coming up, we'll get an update from kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks.
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the fire... in los angeles county... is on mount wilson, in the san g . crews are making progress fighting the latest wildfire in southern california. the fire in los angeles county is on mount wilson in the san gabriels. yesterday it forced evacuations of the mount wilson observatory and threatened some radio and tv towers but no homes threatened. it has burned 30 acres and is 25% contained. it is time now for a look at what's coming up later on "cbs this morning." gayle king joins us now from new york. it's been a while, gayle so it's good to see you. >> reporter: it's been a while. here we are, michelle. hello. ahead we're at the white house with new controversy over president trump's call to the family of a fallen soldier plus we'll hear for the first time from the mandalay bay security guard who was shot just before the las vegas massacre. and there's oprah, only one. she is in studio 57. she has a new book about her tv show called soup for souls
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sunday. and jonathan vigliotti takes us to surf'ing new hot spot. but it's actually very cold there. the arctic circle. all that plus the eye-opener, your world in 90 seconds. we'll see you at 7:00. michelle, back to you. >> thank you. >> see you in about 15 minutes. >> kenny is a big surfer so maybe we'll send him there to test out the waves! [ laughter ] republican and democratic senators are working together to craft a bill aimed at saving health insurance markets for the next two years. republican lamar alexander and patty murray democrat from washington hopes to send the bill to the senate leadership by the end of the week. president trump said the only long-term solution is to repeal and replace obamacare. >> the concept that doesn't work and we are very close. we feel we have the votes. >> the senate failed multiple times to repeal and replace obamacare with just republican votes. president trump's most recent travel ban affecting
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people coming from five middle eastern countries as well as north korea, chad and venezuela was supposed to go into effect today but a federal judge has temporarily blocked the travel ban calling it dangerously flawed! the state of hawaii had sued arguing the ban was an unlawful attempt to exclude muslims from the united states. the white house slams the decision saying it undercuts the president's efforts to keep americans safe. today state senator kevin deleon officially kicks off his campaign for u.s. senate. he is holding his first event in los angeles this afternoon. the southern california democrat is challenging democratic incumbent dianne feinstein in the senate since 1992. feinstein is 84 years old just announced last week she is running for her fifth full term. pg&e stock recovering after taking a hit in recent days and wall street reaching another milestone. >> joining us now with details is kcbs radio's financial reporter jason brooks.
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>> reporter: good morning. big rally for pg&e as stock rose over 7% yesterday following a more than 20% decline over the prior to three sessions. concerns over its potential liability in the wine country wildfires. an attorney specializing in wildfires tells cnbc that pg&e could be found liable for up to $6 billion worth of costs in damages from the wildfires. that would essentially represent the lost market cap suffered by pg&e during the three-day sell-off. today pg&e stocks is moving slightly lower. key economic report out. the commerce department says new home construction in september was the biggest decline in 6 months down about 4%. building will surge in the coming months due to rebuilding efforts in the hurricane areas as well as in the wine country after the wildfires. the stock market continues to hit record highs! the dow crossed 23,000 for the
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first time yesterday and closed at 23,197. now it's up by 117 points. nasdaq and s&p also in record territory. nasdaq up 4 points s&p up by 3 points. kenny and michelle, back to you. >> thank you. time now 6:48. a lot of people getting ready to head out. obviously, not until our show ends. [ laughter ] >> but how are the roads? >> we are going to particular it back over to 880 because we were just tracking delays in that southbound direction. but we have an accident northbound 880 and this is right near marina. it's cleared over to the shoulder now but you can still expect to be tapping on the brakes from 238 north. if you are heading southbound 880, whoo! look at that backup. we are tracking delays. it's getting close to about a 30-minute ride as you make your way on down towards highway 84. san mateo bridge in the red now just jumped into the red 30 minutes as you make your way from 880 to 101. we have reports of an accident along 101 right near broadway. that was in the southbound
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direction but we are really seeing the slowdowns in the northbound direction making your way out of san mateo. expect delays. 34 minutes over at the bay bridge toll plaza heading into san francisco. your ride along the eastshore freeway jumps into the red now 31 minutes from highway 4 to the maze. hat's a check of your traffic; over to you. i want to show you all the beautiful colors from our mount vaca cam facing east. you can see clouds and a bit of that smoke there at the bottom in the valley so it's an interesting mix out across a lot of the north bay hills today, as well. we are getting a marine layer and we are getting smoke but we are going to see a lot of that smoke clear up most likely later on today because of the west winds. those west winds also pushing the marine layer in. the fog has arrived. here's a look at the temperatures right now. temperatures in the 40s and 50s. sunrise this morning at 7:21 a.m.
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temperatures drop right before the sunrise so it will be cooler as you step out this morning go for your early- morning jog may want to grab a sweater a thick one. here's the winds now right along the coast. we are getting west winds already coming through. about 7, 8 miles per hour sustained right now. and some areas also seeing a bit of a south-southeast flow like concord, fairfield getting west-northwest winds at 3 miles per hour. so it is affecting our visibility with that marine layer along the coast. it's also pushing a lot of the smoke further east so that will help clear the skies out there. we are under a "spare the air" alert though. it's important to mention. here's a look at the high temperatures. temperatures dropping off into the low 70s for mountain view and san mateo, union city, as well. hayward 67 degrees. across the east bay, mid- to upper 70s for concord, pittsburg 78. fairfield at 81. san francisco five degrees below average today at 65. kentfield 74. petaluma 74, as well. up to the north, ukiah 81 degrees.
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so these cooler conditions all thanks to that onshore flow and it's all thanks to this low pressure to the north as it drops down, it's going to push a lot of the coastal air right into northern california. and it's also going to bring us a chance of rain. so 7:00 thursday, that's when we'll start to see the effects of it between 7 and 11 p.m. tomorrow. that's when most of that rain will arrive. up to three-tenths inch likely for u sky yeah. the rest of us maybe a few hundredths of an inch. it won't be significant but it is a welcome shift in our weather pattern before we get that hot air to arrive yet again by the weekend. look at early next week, 90s for inland areas. back to you guys. >> reporter: the bear fire is burning out of control in the santa cruz mountains threatening homes. the latest in the firefight overnight. a little bit of good news next.
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i'm anne makovec live in boulder creek where the bear fire continues to burn out of control in the santa cruz mountains. but firefighters have made some good progress overnight. cool temperatures, low winds, high humidity. so that is the good news. but this fire has been burning since monday night. it broke out when a building caught fire. it's 5% contained, 300 acres and four buildings have burned. not sure how many are homes. the fire is burning in steep terrain a lot of cliffs and hills, a lot of fire fuel. 150 homes are under mandatory evacuation orders today. they are in the communities of las cumbres, deer creek, along bear creek road, and evacuation
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centers are at lakeside elementary school in los gatos and the zayante fire station in felton. a firefighter has a burned hire, the sixth injured. the most seriously injured firefighter in the hospital yesterday with a broken wrist and smoke inhalation. everybody is expected to be okay but it's a picture of how tough this firefight and this terrain have been. right now firefighters are gathering. they are doing a shift change. they are going to get a briefly on where we stand and we'll have an update later on this morning. anne makovec, kpix 5. back to the wildfires in wine country. firefighters are making progress containing the flames. cal fire expects to have the tubbs, pocket, nuns and oakmont fires all fully contained friday. but a top priority this morning is the oakmont fire. several evacuation orders having lifted in the oakmont neighborhood of sonoma county and in napa. the number of missing in sonoma county has dropped to 53
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people. and pg&e is facing its first lawsuit over the wildfires. a santa rosa couple who lost their home last monday filed it. the couple says the fire was caused by pg&e's negligence in maintaining electric lines and pruning trees and vegetation. kpix 5's jessica flores is live in napa county with how fema is getting involved with the relief efforts. >> reporter: the administrator for fema landed in california yesterday. he toured napa and sonoma counties getting a firsthand look at all the devastation. we're here on highway 29 in oakville. this is just off of about two miles away from the nuns fire. now, the good news is you can't see the flames so folks aren't waking up here to the orange glow in the distance. that's because firefighters do have a handle on this fire with near 80% containment. but meanwhile, the fema director is acknowledging what everyone here on the ground knows. this firefight is enormous. the devastation enormous!
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now the three largest fires have already killed 28 people. and there's still a lot of people missing. it's burned 140,000 acres, burned thousands of businesses. northern california fires are the deadliest in california history all coming at a time when fema is already stretched thin from the hurricanes and all the fires. the fema administrator brock long says his agency has never seen anything like the disaster relief needed in the last two months. they will help removing hazardous material and money to rebuild in. congress, congressman mike thompson says that he is pushing for a federal relief bill for more money in the region. and he says he is working with colleagues to get that done. reporting live in oakville, i'm jessica flores, kpix 5. we want cool coastal air and it has arrived. look at that marine layer
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hovering over the bay. that's a beautiful sight because it does mean cool conditions, humidity levels are on the rise. they are very high this morning. it's impacting some visibility down across the coast. you can see it further in even santa rosa and petaluma impact by the marine layer. full saturation humidity. 100% for oakland airport, petaluma and santa rosa. so we will welcome that because that will help firefighting efforts. it's an onshore flow helping keep our temperatures cool, as well. mid-60s to low 70s across the most of the area. expect major delays along southbound 880. this is all due to an accident we're tracking as you are getting on the 2 past the toll plaza with the san mateo bridge in the redheading to foster city. >> thank you. thank you for watching kpix 5 news this morning. your next local update is 7:26. "cbs this morning" is next. have a great day, everyone. ♪[ music ]

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