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its burning in in boulder creek near bear canyon and deer creek road... four buildings have been destroyed and five firefighters have been injured battling the flames. (grant) kron's spencer blake in live in santa cruz county with the latest details... spencer?
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(vicki) and another fire
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erupted in the east bay. at one point, there were mandatory evacuations --- but those have now been lifted (grant) the fire broke out in dublin around two this afternoon near tassajara and fallon roads. firefighters are racing to control it before it can burn near homes. right now it has burned 116 acres and is 75 percent acres and is 75 has burned 116 acres and is 75 percent contained... temperatures began to cool today as high pressure weakened. this is the beginning of a cooling trend that will have temperatures running below normal through the middle of the week. fires continue to burn but the weather conditions are improving for firefighters.
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the winds have been very light. the sea breeze will stretch further on shore over the next few days and the humidity will switch from very dry to almos wet as early as tomorrow. on the satellite and radar you can see the clouds and showers moving into california. most of the rain will be south of monterey. we'll see increascing clouds as this system moves through tonight. on the satellite image you can see the storm developing in the gulf of alaska. this storm will bring a chance of showers late on thursday and into early friday. highs tomorrow will be cooler and in the 80s inland, 60s and 70s around the bay, with 50s to mid 60s at the coast. we will conitinue to cool over the next few days with partly cloudy skies tomorrow. late on thursday there is a chance of showers developing in the north bay and spreading south overnight. warmer and dry weather is exppected this weekend with offshore winds increasing on sunday and into monday. (vicki) to the north bay
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now where firefighters are gaining more ground on a series of wildfires. containment is up from yesterday on all of the fires.... the nuns fire in napa and sonoma counties has burned more than 52- thousand acres and is 78- percent contained. the atlas fire in napa and solano counties has burned just over 51-thousand acres and is now 80-percent contained. the tubbs fire burning in napa county has burned more than 36- thousand acres, and it is now 87-percent contained. and the pocket fire burning north of geyserville in sonoma county has burned over 12- thousand acres and is still 58- percent contained. more than 11-thousand firefighters are on the front lines. they are battling 16 large fires across the state... that have burned more than 245- thousand acres. (grant) after being out of their homes for more than a week due to fire danger, the mandatory evacuation order for those living in santa rosa's oakmont neighborhood was lifted this afternoon. kron 4's dan kerman is live
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there tonight as people are returning... dan? for the first time in 9 days, michele corliano is returing to her oakmont home soti'm back i'm just amazed, everything looks like we left itwhile there was still smoke in the sky, it was nothing like the night she was evacuated.sot michele corigliano/oakmont resident 14-24sunday night we saw orange glow to the north of us and orange glow to the south of us and my lovely neighbor woke me up by the side of my
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bedroom wall by saying fire like many in oakmont michele didn't know if her home would survive but like the rest of the homes on stonecroft terrace, her place survived with flying colorssotit's like i went away and everything is the same, it's ok, now i can help othersdown the street, dan lehrer and his wife were checking on his 91 year old mother in law's home before bringing her backsot dan lehrer/mother-in-law lives in oakmont 56-103it looks great the inside of her house doesn't smell smokey at all, barely, much better than i expectedas they checked the place out, just off in the distance firefighters were backfiring an area on hood mountain to keep the spread of fire away from oakmont.sot 123/its safe to come bac k
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(vicki) in napa county, thousands of homes and businesses have been destroyed or damaged by the north bay fires(grant) and as firefighters are making progress on the fires... ...some residents are beginning a long road to recovery steve aveson joins us live from downtown napa tonight... steve, how things out there tonight? --
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(grant) we have complete coverage of the deadly north bay fire storm...on-air and online. there you can find a list of the victims identified.... we also have ways that you can help evacuees and people whose homes were destroyed... and we also have a fire by fire breakdown of containment numbers.... all this on kron four dot com.
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♪ (vicki) tonight we continue to hear stories of people doing extraordinary things to help their neighbors and community through this tragedy in the north bay... one duo found a unique way to save the lives of pets in burned out neighborhoods who were seperated from their owners. kron-4's gabe slate met them and joins us live from santa rosa with their story.
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i did a ride along with two amazing people who took it upon themselves to save animals.house pets.and they did it because no one else couldthey had the vehicle and credentials to cross the road blocks into burned out neighborhoods. ats - for the last 4 days judy stark and peter tapia have driven up from san francisco in the morning to the sonoma humane society in santa rosa and loaded up hundreds of pounds of cat food.nats - water and barrels of water.. then they go to the evacuated burned out neighborhoods like coffey park in sant rosa, where house pets are estranged from their owners.. nats - food drop and they drop the food and water in places where they, or the
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national guard ,who are on site 24-7, have seen cats come out in the evening looking for food. sot - judy stark - american medical response (amr) they lost their homes, we don't want them to lose their pets too. they know there are atleast 20 cats, house pets, alive here in the coffey park burned out neighborhood they are eatingthe food and drinking the water they leave out sot - judy stark - american medical response (amr) we will save these fur babies nats - food toss (grant) santa rosa's fountaingrove neighborhood was ravaged by the fire. many homes there burned to the ground... but kron4's maureen kelly found one nats - food toss
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(grant) santa rosa's fountaingrove neighborhood was ravaged by the fire. many homes there burned to the ground... but kron4's maureen kelly found one street that is still standing, thanks for a group of residents that banded together to keep their homes, and their neighbors' homes from being destroyed. i'm on lake park court and neighbors here on this cul de sac and some other neighbors living on the street above banded together to save approximently 22 homes in this
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area.not once, but three times over three days.this neighbor up on bicentenial way who owns a heavy equiptment rental place, got a portable water tank and a pump up here .and along with another neighbor who's a retired firefighter and a handfull of homeowners ran water from this pool and beat back the fire burning on the hills around this areauntil firefighters arrived to help up midday monday .it was a big group efforts. with all the neighbors who came around and worked his teams together put now it's gone fires all over the property all the way to the down to the retirement home down there and all the neighbors banded together and worked in teams and they were running around and all working as a team making sure fires are being put out everywhere ricardo uribe had been away from his home when the fire destroyed other homes in the fountaingrove neighborhood and threatened his property..but he jumped in to help when the hill at the end of the cul de sac ignited on tuesday morning. by then, the impromptu fire brigade used fire hoses left behind by firefighters to help squelch those flames which threatened to take out the whole block and then some.if anything we saved was probably the
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convalescent home back here because the fire was starting again until we came in there with the hosespolice came trying to evacute this block again on tuesday night..when another fire that broke out to the east.but once again the band of neighbors stayed behind and worked together to put out the fire until a strike team got there. in the end they saved their homes and homes of neighbors who evacuated the area. and made new friends.we lived here for 15 years and i really didn't know the people behind us now he's my buddy were bosom buddiesfriendships forged by fire.helping a stronger community rise from these ashes.maureen kelly kron4 news. (vicki) turning our attention to weather tonight as smoke continues to be a concern in the north bay... nasa released this picture of the fires being spotted from space... you can still see smoke from the tubbs, pocket and nuns fire... (grant) joining us is meteorologist lawrence karnow...
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temperatures began to cool today as high pressure weakened. this is the beginning of a cooling trend that will have temperatures running below normal through the middle of the week. fires continue to burn but the weather conditions are improving for firefighters. the winds have been very light. the sea breeze will stretch further on shore over the next few days and the humidity will switch from very dry to almos wet as early as tomorrow. on the satellite and radar you can see the clouds and showers moving into california. most of the rain will be south of monterey. we'll see increascing clouds as this system moves through tonight. on the satellite
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image you can see the storm developing in the gulf of alaska. this storm will bring a chance of showers late on thursday and into early friday. highs tomorrow will be cooler and in the 80s inland, 60s and 70s around the bay, with 50s to mid 60s at the coast. we will conitinue to cool over the next few days with partly cloudy skies tomorrow. late on thursday there is a chance of showers developing in the north bay and spreading south overnight. warmer and dry weather is exppected this weekend with offshore winds increasing on sunday and into monday.
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(grant) today marks the anniversary of another tragedy that happened 28 years ago.... we'll tell you how san francisco's mayor...remembered the loma prieta earthquake. (vicki) and after the break... we'll have the latest containment numbers on a fire burning near the mount wilson observatory in los angeles... that story next...
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with the alaska airlines visa signature card you get a companion ticket every year. so why not take someone that you see all the time. someone like, i dunno, me? i mean i always spell your name right and put a little unicorn in your foam. no pressure but i really need to get out of here. they've been playing the same playlist for three months and i'm pretty sure you're not supposed to eat scones for dinner this many days in a row. mexico, hawaii, costa rica, i don't really know. i'm a quick packer. ♪ (grant) a forest fire burned near the famed mount wilson observatory in los angeles... earlier today.... but firefighters are slowly containing it.... you can see just how much smoke the fire caused.... it broke out early this morning and
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fire crews are holding it at 30 acres.. and it is 25-percent contained tonight... crews spent the day dropping water and fire retardant on the mountainous terrain. no homes threatened...no evacuations ordered. (vicki) as many people are reeling from the wildfires in the north bay... today many were marking the anniversary of yet another tragedy... today marks the 28th anniversary of the deadly loma prieta earthquake....which shook the bay area to its core back on october 17th, 1989. the quake was centered on the san andreas fault. it caused extensive damage to the bay area.....including san francisco, the south bay.......down through the santa cruz mountains.. the 6-point-nine quake caused the double decker nimitz freeway to collapse in oakland....alon g with the east span of the bay bridge. 63 people were killed and thousands were injured. san francisco mayor ed lee released a statement today saying, "the city has since learned a lot...with a huge focus on making buildings, homes and bridges more secure and resilient."
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(vicki) ahead at nine... a man in the one north bay neighborhood being praised a hero tonight... after he saved five homes from the flames... we'll meet him coming... (grant) plus... details on how crews are working to re- open areas in the fire zone to residents wanting to see if their homes are still standing...(vicki) and after the break... we'll have the latest containment numbers on the massive bear fire burning in the santa cruz mountains... that story next... i no longer live with
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9:30... another wildfire breaks out in the santa cruz mountains...(grant) a fire in boulder creek is prompting evacuation orders tonight... (vicki) here is what we know right now. the so- called "bear fire" broke out around 10:30 last night in the area of bear creek canyon road. it started as a house fire and quickly spread to vegetation. the fire is still five-percent contained tonight. (grant) it has burned 271 acres and destroyed four buildings. officials say the steep, rugged terrain has been a challenge, and several firefighters have been injured -- but not seriously. one firefighter had to be rescued early this morning after falling 50-feet down a ravine. (grant) we continue to hear we continue (grant)
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ravine. 50-feet down a after falling 50-feet down a ravine.
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(grant) we continue to hear stories of heroism. despite the destruction these fires has caused, it has brought many people together. tonight we wanted to share the story of a santa rosa man who, despite the advancing flames, saved the homes of several of his neighbors. kron 4's charles clifford is live for
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us tonight in santa rosa for a story you will see only on kron 4. natstuesday afternoon, neighbors valerie burns and sean wilson, met up for the first time since fire forced them from their homes more than a week ago. valerie invited kron 4 to this reunion because she wanted to publicly thank sean for saving her house.sothe's my hero, yes, absolutely.valerie and sean live next door to each other along wiki drive in northeast santa rosa. when the tubbs fire roared through their neighborhood early on the
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morning of october 9th, both fled the advancing flames. sean watched the fire from a few miles away.sotthe next morning he walked back to his house, convinced he would find it burned to the ground.sot with no water available, sean grabbed a rake and shovel and spent the next three hours keeping the flames at bay. he went back and forth putting out spot fires and raking leaves. when the fire had come within just a few feet of valerie's back yard, sean spotted fire fighters nearby and got their attention. sot valeria and her family were staying at a shelter in healdsburg when sean called them to say their home was saved.soti couldn't believe it. i really couldn't.and while sean was able to save his house and several of his neighbors house h,e feels for those who have lost everything. sotvalerie hopes that sean's actions will serve as an inspiration.sotnow , unfortunaly, sean's parents lost their home as well. they lived just a short distance away from him. in santa rosa, charles clifford kron 4 news.
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(lawrence weather tease)(gary sports tease) finally the sea breeze returned today and rain may not be far behind. i'll have details next.
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home against the houston rocketsright now...
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the warriors getting their nba championship rings in a pre-game ceremonythe finals mvp kevin durant gets his first ring after 10 years in the leaguesteph curry gets his 2nd in three years as did draymond green, klay thompson anndre iguodala and shaun livingstonthe ceremony was without any fireworks in respect to the victims of the north bay firesthe championship flag is unvieled next to the ones for 2014-15 and 1974-75(wipe to celtics-cavs)
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nlcs game 3 moving to chicago's wrigley fieldtop 3rd/ 1-1 tiechris taylor solo home run off kyle hendricks 2-1 dodgersyu darvish kept the cubs in check pitching 6 1/3 innings, giving up one run and striking out 7final: 6-1 dodgers in the 9thif dodgers win they lead series 3-0 game 4 tomorrow in chicago(wipe to astros-yankees) joe girardi his yankees down 2 games to 1 to the astros bottom 7th/ 4-0 astros...aaron judge with a hige blast to straight-away center solo home run his 2nd in 2 games 4-1 astorsbottom 8th/ 4-3 astrosgary sanchez goes the other way into the gap judge and didi gregorious score 6-4 yankees(chapman got the save in the 9th)final: 6-4 yankees
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series tied 2-2 game 5 tomorrow in the bronx
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our collaboration with pg&e is centered around public safety. without pg&e's assistance, without their training we could not do our mission to keep our community safe. anytime we are responding to a structure fire, one of the first calls you make is for pg&e for gas and electric safety. it's my job to make sure that they have the training that they need to make the scene safe for themselves and for the public. it's hands-on training actually turning valves, turning systems off, looking at different wire systems all that training is crucial to keeping our community safe and our firefighters safe. together, we're building a better california. (vicki) there are more
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than three thousand fire fighters working to put out flames across sonoma county alone. one local market is showing their gratitude by feeding them for free. (grant) kron 4's ella sogomonian
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is in santa rosa where she met with proud shoppers. this neighborhood grocery store is stepping up to help first responders by offering free meals.sot: josh tuhtan, shopper//"that's so good. i'm so proud of the community it's doing a great job. the fire fighters, first responders, everyone is doing such a fantastic job."for one week oliver's market employees say they've comped weary fire fighters to show their thanks for doing all they can to protect the north bay from destructive fire. sot:suzie slade, shopper// "i think that's awesome that's what rincon valley is about, that's what santa rosa is about, that's what sonoma county is about."sot: dustin vulmouth, shopper// "i've actually been here first hand seeing the first responders here. we've seen them here at the supermarket thanking them really appreciating what they've been doing here in our community. to see a community market doing this as a whole is very cool and very awesome. they've also been handing out water to anybody that comes in." one humble fire fighter told kron4 off camera that he hasn't taken up the kind gesture made not only by oliver's but he says several other businesses in the area. in addition oliver's has already donated ten thousand dollars to the north bay fire relief fund.the market will also match customer donations
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up to 25 thousand dollars.they store plans on giving 100 percent of the proceeds directly to fire victims to help them rebuild new lives. in santa rosa ella sogomonian kron 4 news. (grant)(grant) (grant) now to the family of a san francisco auto mechanic...who nearly lost everything. mike abu-yaghi of r&m's automotive... says his wife's parents lost their home of 30-years on eagle court in santa rosa. he says his children were playing at the home sunday morning... then later that night...the house was scorched... reduced
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to rubble and debris. mike says he's just happy no one was injured.(sot) mike says unfortunately his brother-in-law that lives near eagle creek... lost his home in the fire as well. (vicki) fema administrator brock long is visiting the bay area to see the damage from the wildfires. long will visit sacramento and sonoma and napa counties to meet with survivors...volunteers , and state government officials. the federal emergency managment agency's office in oakland and it's deployed teams... are also coordinatiing with officials to support firefighting response activities and disaster survivors in the north bay. (grant) a warning out
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tonight for people who are building their homes after the north bay fires. be cautious of hiring unlicensed contractors. the contractors state license board is touring damaged neighborhoods to warn victims of the dangers of hiring people posing as contractors. this is video as they put up signs today. kron four spoke with the contractors licensing board about what you need to look out for. (grant) phony contractors will typically solicit their services after large disasters.
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temperatures began to cool today as high pressure weakened. this is the beginning of a cooling trend that will have temperatures running below normal through the middle of the week. fires continue to burn but the weather conditions are improving for firefighters. the winds have been very light. the sea breeze will stretch further on shore over the next few days and the humidity will switch from very dry to almos wet as early as tomorrow. on the satellite and radar you can see the clouds and showers moving into california. most of the rain will be south of monterey. we'll see increascing clouds as this system moves through tonight. on the satellite image you can see the storm developing in the gulf of alaska. this storm will bring a chance of showers late on thursday and into early friday. highs tomorrow will be cooler and in the 80s inland, 60s and 70s around the bay, with 50s to mid 60s at the
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coast. we will conitinue to cool over the next few days with partly cloudy skies tomorrow. late on thursday there is a chance of showers developing in the north bay and spreading south overnight. warmer and dry weather is exppected this weekend with offshore winds increasing on sunday and into monday. ((2shot))((grant)) here's something to smile about tonight. the world champion golden state warriors opened up their regular season tonight.((vicki)) in fact the shooting shirts they wore
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before the game will be signed and auctioned off. proceeds will go to the north bay fire victims. kron 4's j.r. stone is out at oracle arena and has more from opening night.
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(grant) coming up after
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the break... hear how oakland's favorite elephant helped bring joy to evacuees in santa rosa.
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at stanford health care, we can now use a blood sample to detect lung cancer. if we can do that, imagine what we can do for asthma. and if we can stop seizures in epilepsy patients with a small pacemaker for the brain, imagine what we can do for multiple sclerosis, even migraines. if we can use patients' genes to predict heart disease in their families, imagine what we can do for the conditions that affect us all. imagine what we can do for you. (grant) after donating
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thousands to vicitms of the north bay firestorm...the oakland athletics are taking their recovery efforts one step further.(vicki) oakland's favorite
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elephant.... traveled to santa rosa to help bring joy to evacuees. kron'4 jeff pierce has the story... this afternoon oakland a's catcher bruce maxwell joined stomper the a's mascot hoping to bring a moment of lightness to those who have spent the last week at the evacuation center in santa rosa. maxell left his home in arizona when he realized the scope of the devastation.in the middle of last week after seeing all the devastation on the internet and this is out community. playing for the a's i know there wasn't a lot we could do but at the same time i wanted to be a part of it.yet even an autograph or a picture with a professional athlete can go a long way for a family that has no where to go.we have to try to liven their spirits up now and this is a good way to do it.even firefighters appreciated the visit of two figures of a professional baseball team.even if you just get that picture or that signature that morale boost is huge.the athletes, anyone who can bring moral support to rise things up that's huge.no
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where was that moral support more appreciated than at sports city where the owners opened up their space for kids to escape the tragedy while their schools were closed.i thought for a second wow is that the mascot for the a's it's hard to shine a positive light on what's going on. as stomper and i make our rounds around northern california we love to see you out here playing, we love to see you smiling, still being positive as much as you can.the a's brought what they could quickly put together to contribute to a child's well being. they knew back pack's would be welcome.bags, beanies. maxell plans on returning throughout the week in the hopes of making a larger contribution as santa rosa begins the long recovery.i'll be here a week we're going to try and help people with food banks and make some supply runs and just the little things we can do. we can't make the houses reappear but we can lift spirits a little bit.in santa rosa jeff pierce kron four news. (grant) and if you want to help out the victims of the fires... monetary donations are still needed at this time. the salvation army uses 100-percent of disaster donations in support of local disaster relief operations. to donate, visit go-sal- army-org.
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(grant) and if you want to help out the victims of the fires... monetary donations are still needed at this time. the salvation army uses 100-percent of disaster donations in support of local disaster relief operations. to donate, visit go-sal- army-org. (vicki) that wraps up kron4 news at nine...(grant) but our coverage of all these wildfires plaguing the bay area all the way down to the santa cruz mountains continues.... don't go away kron4 (pam) our top story
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tonight... a series of wildfires striking across the bay area .... the north bay... all the way down to the santa cruz mountains... take a look ...(grant) as thousands of firefighters are dealing with the deadly north bay firestorm... a fire broke out in santa cruz....
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another fire broke out in sausalito near highway 101... and in the east bay....a fire in dublin forced mandatory evacuations... those have since been lifted. thank you for joining us.... i'm grant lodes...in for steve aveson joins us momentarily.(pam) and i'm pam moore.... in santa cruz... the "bear fire" broke out at around 10:30- last night.(pam) it is burning in boulder creek, near bear canyon and deer creek road... and with the steep terrain of the santa cruz mountains, that fire is only about five-percent contained tonight. (grant) at least one home has burned, along with other structures, and evacuations are in place. kron four's spencer blake joins us live near highway 17 with an update. spencer (pam)

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