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lodes...(vicki) and im vicki liviakis... the "camp fire" is burning in butte county...along pulga road and it has grown in size ... here is what we know at this hour... at least nine people are dead. and at least 35 people are missing... tonight 90- thousand acres have burned the fire is just five- percent contained. more than six- thousand homes are destroyed. 15-thousand more are threatened at this hour. and now p-g-and-e is saying it experienced an electrical problem near the source of the massive fire... (grant) we have team coverage tonight on this fast-moving fire... chief meteorologist lawrence karnow is tracking the smoky conditions firefighters are faving. kron4's gayle ong is in san francisco where there are poor air quality concerns... kron-4's dan thorn ... is live in chico... where people are also under evacuation orders. s us live fr county with the latest. alecia? (vicki) police and emergency crews continue to
have roads blocked off tonight because of the unsafe conditions. in the chico area, the smoke has made visibility especially difficult ... kron 4's dan thorn is live alecia?the latest. county with (grant) california now dealing destructive wildfires... at each end of at least nine lost...thousand buildings destroyed.north of us that's responsible smoke in the now the most destructive fire in state history.(grant) joing us im grant lodes... (vicki) and im vicki liviakis... the "camp in butte county...along pulga road and it has ... here is what we know at this hour... at least nine people are dead. and at least 35 people are missing...thousand acres have burned the fire is just five- percent contained. more than six- thousand homes are destroyed. 15-thousand more are threatened at this hour. and now p-g-and-e is saying it experienced an electrical problem near the source of the massive fire...(grant) we have team coverage tonight on this fast-moving fire... meteorologist lawrence tracking the smoky firefighters are faving.gayle ong is in where there are poor air concerns... kron-4's dan thorn ... is live in chico... where people evacuation orders. but first kron-4's alecia reid joins us live from butte county with the latest. alecia? (vicki) (vicki) police and
emergency crews continue to have roads blocked off tonight because of the unsafe conditions. in the chico area, the smoke has made visibility especially difficult ... kron 4's dan thorn is live with more on what emergency crews want people to know..dan? we're live at the cal fire staging area in chico where several crews have been swapping out. i just got back from a road known as the skyway which is blocked off to everyone but emergency crews right now. several people have been getting turned away because
it's just too difficult to drive along. earlier today fire crews were out fighting flames that charred the land along the road. fire crews then went back out to clear up any hot spots. cal fire officials tell me the reprieve of the winds have helped crews to get up to the fire line and actively fight the fire at the edge. unfortunately, they're looking for the winds to pick up again..but in the meantime for anyone driving around the area..emergency crews want people to be safe.
safe. people to be safe. bennett added that the lack helpful because it kept the smoke lingering and lowered the intensity of the fire but it also made it difficult for aircraft to see. gridley is now filled with people who have been evacuated from the camp fire. as kron 4's justine waldman reports... most everyone there is impacted by the devastation. nats trafficthe main drag
through gridley busltes with traffic.the normally slow town... is where evacuees are escaping the camp fire.like ron logan, who lost his home in paradise.sot we all woke up it was a nice day and then 8 hours later it wrecked everyones life and it keeps happening across california and it is just burning everyones homes upnats burgers hungry people stopped gridley burger for a hot meal.which has not been this slammed since the oroville dam spill. manager jayne barrow hears all the fire horror stories from customers.sot a lot of people have lost their homes their businesses their kids schools everythingthe local ave hardware store is selling out of supplies.camping gear is low.there are a few bags of pet food left.most batteries are out of stock.and here are the last two cases of water. it's been beyond busy here.sot unbelieveable if people want to come camp out in our parking lot we will fully let them do itwith nothing to go home to...people and their pets have here come seeking shelter.. a town of 67-hundred pepole. and under the grey smokey sky, everyone here is impacted by the camp fire.sot i have been through
d rthquakes and hurricanes this was literally the scariest thingstandupevacuees tell me they feel welcome here. and store owners say it is good to see extra business, just not at expense of people losing their homes in the camp fire.in gridley justine waldman kron 4 news. (grant) tens of thousands of people have been forced from their homes in paradise -- most of them not knowing if their houses are still standing. (vicki) earlier tonight, we spoke via skype with two women from the burn zone. christine mac-shane was told to evacuate. teacher virginia partain -
(grant) all that smoke from the camp fire is ruining our air quality. we are in a quality. we are in a winter spare the air alert all across the bay area. kron4's gayle ong is live in san francisco with more on when this will all come to an end.gayle. just about anywhere around the bay area you can see the forecast sunny, smoky and hazy. today's air in some parts of the bay is apparently bad as beijing. the picture says it all..the air quality in the bay area so bad, you can not only see it, you can smell it.the smoke from the camp fire burning in butte county is causing air pollution throughout the bay area.san francisco's marina green empty friday afrnoon on what's usually a bustling area for joggers
lawrence karnow: smoke from the camp fire hovered from the camp karnow: smoke lawrence karnow: smoke from the camp fire hovered over the bay area today. winds decreased today and the fire danger has eased. high pressure will rebuild this weekend making for high fire danger again on sunday. the air quality will slightly improve tomorrow but still be very poor. highs tomorrow will be in the 60s and 70s. weather conditions should return to normal next week.
(vicki) our coverage of the deadly camp wildfire continues at kron-4 dot com. there you will find dramatic video of people fleeing the flames. hear from evacuees as they describe their escape from the fire. and learn how you can help fire victims all at kron- 4 dot com... we'll be right back.. back.. at at&t, we believe in access. back.. the opportunity for everyone to explore a digital world. connecting with the things that matter most. and because nothing keeps us more connected than the internet, we've created access from at&t. california households with at least one resident who receives snap or ssi benefits may qualify for home internet at a discounted rate of $10 a month. no commitment, deposit, or installation fee.
the holidays begin here at the disneyland resort. (grant) the other catastrophic fire in the state is down in ventura county... that's where the woolsey fire is burning down homes... at least 150 homes have been destroyed. and more than 250-thousand people are under evacuation orders. that includes the entire city of malibu.. a city entire city of malibu.. a city of about
13-thousand people. it has torched more than 35 thousand acres... right now, the fire's pace has forced firefighters to focus on saving lives... preserving property is secondary. reporter omar jimenez was on the front lines of the fire... and right before he was supposed to do a live report... flames forced him and the crew to get out of there. we on the outskirts of the woolsey fire right now. you can see we're on the other side of the 101 freeway. it's already jumped and this is what officials fear. you feel this wind that's been coming lot of these flames spreading, and you can see how low the visibility actually is here right now. this place actually a little bit too unsafe for us
to be right now so we're gonna try and get to a safer location. but you see this wind coming through. again this is a fire that went from 2000 acres to 8000 acres in just a matter of hours from thursday night into friday, and crews are just trying to maintain any sort of control on it. you hear sirens going, they are attacking this from the ground and from the air as well. and when you talk about the fires across this region this isn't just the only one you have this one going on. also the hill fire here in southern california as well. and interestingly enough, these are both fires that are threatening that very location where that shooting unfolded just two nights ago where that gunman burst into the bar killing twelve people on the other side of that. we have one fire and then on this side we have one fire. you see these crews here. they've been caravanning out and almost zero visibility trying to get a handle again on these very fast moving flames. and again, just highlights a little bit of what they are up against when you talk about all of these fires. right now though, we're going to go try to get to a safe location. i'm omar jimenez reporting along the 101 freeway here in southern california. i'll send it back to you. (vicki) (vicki) today a strike team of fire fighters from across contra costa county and 2 trucks from sonoma county
the woolsey fire burning in ventura county. kron 4's ella sogomonian is live at the fire department in castro valley where they just left three hours ago. ella they should already be half way there...yesterday alameda county fire sent a team to the camp fire and tonight they just sent a task force down to l.a. to help out...so the crews left behind are working extra shifts to make up for it as we head into our own red flag warning in the bay area. alameda county is sending two fire engines, oakland fire department another three and alameda city deployed a water tender to the woolsey fire in ventura county that's now forced 200 thousand people to evacuate from malibu to calabasas. sot: division chief john walsh, alameda county fire// "those people must be taxed out there because they just had the shooting event and the two fires in there so they can use a little help." they've prepared a crew of 25 firefighters in a briefing friday night who will have to learn to navigate new terrain once they get down to ventura county.they won't know their assignment until they arrive. the fire fighters will be
battling an erratic fire that's consumed 35 thousand acres and will face similar conditions to the bay area... but with an added challenge... sot: batallion chief tom pappas, alameda county fire// "weather is a little bit more extreme with humidity in the single digits in addition to the santa ana winds is obviously causing a rapid explosion in the fire behaviour and activity and its goign through the neighborhoods in ventura county." the task force headed out on their 6 hour drive at around 6 o clock...leaving behind a strapped crew who are working overtime amid an upcomping red flag warning for the north bay saturday night until sunday morning. the task force will be in l.a. for maximim of two weeks but if the fire still requires their added resources the equipment will stay down there... but crews will be relieved and replaced.they could also get rerouted to another emergency if need be along the way home.live in castro valley ella sogomonian kron 4 news.
(grant) now to our four zone forecast... as we take this live look outside at the embarcadero... joining us now is chief meteorologist lawrence karnow... lawrence karnow: smoke from the camp fire hovered over the bay area today. winds decreased today and the fire danger has eased. high pressure will rebuild this weekend making for high fire danger again on sunday. the air quality will slightly improve tomorrow but still be very poor. highs tomorrow will be in the 60s and 70s. weather conditions should return to normal next week.
in the bay area... how local crews are preparing for the worst... (vicki) and thanksgiving is just around the corner and it is considered one of the busiest times of the year for travelling... tips on how you can save money and your sanity... (grant) new tonight at ten... he's been involved in bay area and california politics for more than 40 years...tonight we take an in- depth look at beloved san francisco icon and man about town- willie brown... and the legacy he wants to leave behind in the city and state he loveses our pam moore has the final story in our three part series... that's coming up new tonight at ten...
air-travel ever. the rush is expected to start friday before thanksgiving. the busiest day will be sunday after thanksgiving when everyone is returning home. t-s-a expects to screen up to two-point-six million people per-day leading up to turkey day.. then 2-point-7 million people the sunday after. some travelers will get a break though...if you're flying on thanksgiving day or the friday after, you can expect light travel. (grant) if you're one of the millions of americans traveling over the holidays there are countless ways to save money. and it's not just shopping around for the best fares and deals -- how you pay can also help you save. financial website bankrate dot-com looked at what travel rewards credit cards offer the best perks for travelers: like american express' platinum, the capital one venture card and the chase sapphire reserve... and if you're going by car over the holidays there are plenty of cards to help you save. check to see if your card offers car rental insurance
coverage. that way you don't have to rely on your own auto insurance, or buy additional coverage from the rental company. (vicki) ahead at nine... we are now seeing wildfires year-round acrossfire season never seems to end. (grant) plus... professors and students from a south bay university return from the front lines of the camp wildfire...after analyzing the fire behavior. how it could help firefighters... (vicki) and after the break... a family narrowly escapes the ferocious flames of the camp fire... and it was all captured on camera... we'll show you their horrifying escape.
(vicki) now at 9:30... we're are taking a look of the eerie aftermath of the deadly and destructive camp fire that destroyed the town of paradise in butte county...and killed nine people... you can see in the video some people trying to escape the flames and then in the other video what was left over after some evacuees abandoned their cars to get to safety...were abandoning their cars to flee flames on foot. (grant) a reporter in butte county covered a story that hit way too close to home... her own family narrowly escaped the ferocious flames...(vicki) and as nazy javid reports ... they captured it all on camera. "we are evacuating paradise
california, we can't even see. we don't even know where the fire is. so please, please, please, please pray for us that we get out of here ok. oh my god, oh my god!"my family -- in distress..."this is unreal.""yep, i've never seen anything like it bud."as they navigate their way through the ash and smoke..."oh god no! we passed it. what are we gonna do??""it's ok!"trying to find a way -- out of the flames... "we'll find it, papa."my family and their pets making a narrow escape for their lives - - but sadly -- two of their cats -- didn't make it.nats of meowing"how many cats do we have in the car?""1, 2, 3..." "it's alright, it's alright, we're gonna pray!"nats of child cryingyoung children surrounded by destruction, chaos, and confusion."i hope mom's going to be alright. god it's so hot.""i know baby, hold on. i can't see""it'll be alright. it'll be okay.""oh lord, jesus"my family -- clinging to prayer... hoping they were driving away from the fire -- not toward it.nats of meows, crying"it's everywhere.""it's alright, we'll be ok, just pray. please help us lord. we gotta get out of this...""everything's going to be gone.""please lord jesus please be with us lord." "please lord jesus give us this day..."and they say -- by the grace of god those prayers were answered."go, go, go!""we made it through, cristian!""we got it!"nat: "honk, honk." "thank you my brothers!"
reporting... the family -- losing their home -- but grateful to be alive today. (grant) many people are still missing in butte county. actor james woods has actually dedicated his twitter account... to help people find missing loved ones.. by using the hashtag "camp fire james woods" these are just some of the tweets-- people are giving names and descriptions of their loved ones who are missing. one woman telling the story of her sister -- whose car broke down... as they were fleeing town. james woods has more than one- point- 8 million followers. he says, twitter can be a great tool in times like this -- and he hopes to connect these people with their loved ones... (grant) and the american red cross has an option on its website .... for residents to register as "safe and well" ... and post a message that describes their status. for example.. you can say where your evacuation location is .. whether you are able to make phone calls. the
website is - safe- and- well-dot-org. on the page... people can also search for those who have registered themselves. we have a link to this... on our website at kron-4-dot-com. (vicki) though a red flag warning for the bay area was cancelled friday morning, fire dangers remains high, and the oakland fire department has had special teams criss crossing the oakland hills patrolling. it's one of those patrols that spotted a fire along highway 13 on thursday and quickly extinguished the blaze before it cascaded up eucalyptus trees to the homes above (vicki) angelica and arnold fulsaas live in the oakland hills... friday arnold spent the afternoon clearing debris from last nights winds in preparation for the next red flag warning.the oakland fire
department reminds people the use of open flames, barbq's or lawn equipment that can spark should be off limits at this time. (grant) firefighters weren't the only ones who dropped everything and headed for the sierra when the camp fire broke out yesterday. as kron four's rob fladeboe reports now, so did the fire weather research lab from san jose state university. nats (research vehicle arrives back at campus)arriving back on campus today, san jose state'sfre weather lab crew spent the last 24 hours on the front lines of the camp fire in butte county. it's leader is meteorology professor craig clements.craig clements/san jose state university "....this deployment for us was about understanding how strong wind events in the sierra nevada can cause large fires...."clements and students jackson yip and matthew brewercaptured and posted video and still images of the fire and used doppler radar to measure wind velocities and other fire behavior.craig clements "...we were able to measure some really unique wind profiles and see how the wind changed to vertical and with the onset of the northeast winds that come off the sierra that have a very low level jet
that's really strong, just abov crew shared several shotd ong t noting the unusually high rate of spread of the fire downwind, destroying everything in it's path.craig clements "....that area is a complex area of terrain and vegetation, you have lots of grass fuels and shrubs and grey pines that kind of explode, we saw flame lengths of over 100 feet right next to the road...."the data collected may help firefighters better understand fire weather behavior and help develop strategies to fight wildfires.sot jackson yip/stdentsot matthew brewer/studentin sanjose rob fladeboe kron4news
smoke from the camp fire is causing hazardous air quality conditions here in the bay area... tonight we hear from the contra costa county health department about the best ways to stay safe ... (lawrence bay area weather) (sports tease) coming up in sports, the warriors...comi ng off their worst loss of the season, but what's more concerning is steph curry's latest injury. details on the mvp's most recent setback
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curry. the team announced today that curry..is dealing with a mild to moderate left groin strain. it happened midway through the 3rd quarter... as he landed awkwardly after a jump. --good news is steve kerr says it doesn't seem too serious...and he's not anticipating this to be a long-term setback. curry is out tmrw vs the nets...along with draymond green who's still going through a foot problem --kerr said he's had this same groin injury during his playing days...and provided some insight on what number 30 is going through. "it's hard to move laterally, you know when you've got that tweak in your groin. it's not a quad. the movement with the quad is fine, but you get that tweak on the inside of your thigh and the lateral movement becomes difficult. so you gotta get the movement and the strength back in it before he can go out and play. so it's going to be at least a few days before he even gets on the floor. so we'll see where it goes from there." from there."
turning now to the nfl-- the league released a statement today saying it is monitoring air quality conditions... due to wildfires in northern and southern california. the effects from the butte county fire were evident in alameda this week. this was video from yesterday's practice as the raiders were moving through the haze. in l-a, 45 rams team employees were evacuated from their homes....because of the woolsey fire. there is the outside possibility the games could be moved or see a change in schedule, but the league says they will go on as planned for now. jon gruden...gave his remarks on the fires this morning. "i hope that the fires go away. i'm more concerned about a lot of people that are being impacted by this. we'll react to whatever the circumstances are, whatever happens. i just hope this ends fast" finally tonight, sharkies wrapping up a back-to-back in st. louis. aaron dell between the pipes... --bad night for the goalie.. 1st period--4-on-4 situation.
vladimir tarasenko...flips in the pass from behind the net... and alex pietrangelo...ca pitalizes on the assist. 1-nothing blues. --in the 2nd period, sharks trying to clear period, sharks trying to clear the puck, but ryan o'reilly...shows off the wrist shot. blues goalie chad johnson with 32-saves... sharks are shutout 4-zip. just ahead on kron4 sports at 10, college basketball season is now underway... and the cal golden bears opening the year in anoter country. we'll have the highlights until then, more news after the break.
entire city of malibu...a city of about 13-thousand people. right now the fire's pace has forced firefighters to focus on saving lives rather than saving homes. another fire called the 'hill fire' to the west has burned more than four thousand acres in ventura county and is 15 percent contained. (grant) the so-called 'camp fire' in butte county has turned deadly tonight as nine people have lost their lives. and at least 35 people are missing... more than six thousand homes have been destroyed... making this fire in paradise the most destructive in california history. 15-thousand more homes are still threatened tonight.. more than 90- thousand acres have burned the fire is just five- percent contained. and now p-g-and-e is saying it experienced an electrical problem yesterday morning -near the source of the massive fire... which started at 6:33 yesterday morning. (vicki) fire officials have been warning us and now
we are seeing it first hand... that the fire season has no official end in this state. (grant) it is almost mid- november .. and we have huge wildfire's raging throughout california. kron 4's gabe slate spoke with cal- fire about what has changed over the last few years and why fire season is now 12 months a year. sound from ken pimlott / cal fire, director "we are in fire season every day now in ca" that is ken pimlott, director of cal fire, at a press conference in mather california friday morning saying what we all kind of know but don't want to face. the new reality here in california. things have changed. there use to be a fire season basically summer and a little into october. that's all out the door now california is now under a year round fire season. sound from ken pimlott / cal fire, director "we use to just have summer bad but not all year and need to be prepared for
dec. and jan. just like " director pimlott says the recent droughts and climate change are contributing fact to our new never ending fire season. sound from ken pimlott / cal fire, director "weather patterns have changed, we get more snow than rain, it is setting up veggitian for being more like fuel, more droughts" in san francisco gabe slate kron 4 news (vicki) smoke from the camp fire is causing hazardous air quality conditions here in the bay area. health area. news
camp fire is causing hazardous air quality conditions here in the bay area. health experts say breathing in particulate matter from the fire is dangerous. kron4's haaziq madyun talked with an east bay health official about the best ways to stay safe... (pkg) sotcontra costa county health services officer dr. chris farintano tells you what you need to know to protect yourself from particulate matter in the atmosphere as result of the firesot
particulate matter. people that have asthma should follow their asthma action plans. use their enhalers as prescribed by their physicians but gain, the most effective things is to stay indoors">what about folks who don't have any respitory problems?sothere is what contra costa county health services recommends for those of us who have to go out in these conditionssotin martinez haaziq madyun kron4news lawrence karnow: smoke from the camp fire hovered over the bay area today. winds decreased today and the fire danger has eased. high pressure will rebuild this weekend making for high fire danger again on sunday. the
after her son who survived the las vegas massacre... was killed in the shooting at a bar in thousand oaks. (grant) 12 people were gunned down and killed-- before the shooter took his own life. now the tight-knit community of thousand oaks... which tonight is dealing with wilfire... is paying tribute to those victim's.(vicki)2 shot front land this as investigators release new information about the shooter and work to determine what triggered the bloody rampage. reporter paul vercammen is outside the bar with the latest. .... a moving tribute....as a community bands together to remember 11 lives cut short. tristan appleby, survived shooting: "i realize i don't know how i survived that, because at any moment i could have been shot."authorities have now identified six of the victims who were gunned down during college night at the "borderline bar & grill" in thousand oaks.it includes ron helus-- a ventura county sheriff's deputy being hailed a hero.he was hoping to retire soon after 29-years with the county.church volunteer "noel sparks" was also killed.along with marine corp vet "dan manrique".... 23-year old "justin meek".... college
student "alaina housley."and 22-year old "cody coffman." sarah rose deson, friend of cody coffman: "he stood up and said to us get out. he's one of the reasons why i'm here right now. he will always be my hero, now he's my angel." we're also learning new details about the man authorities say carried out the massacre.investigators say this 28-year old former marine walked inside thpolar bar wearing a black trench coat and sunglasses.authorities say he was armed with a handgun fitted with an extended magazine and opened fire.he was found dead inside.tristan appleby, survived shooting: "it's just a miracle that i got out with all my friends alive."in thousand oaks, california, i'm paul vercammen reporting. (anchors we'll be right back (grant) the woosley wildfire in southern california has southern wildfire in the woosley (grant) right back we'll be (anchors reporting.vercammen reporting.
michelle obama's new memoir offers an inside look at the personal details of her life and time in the white house... (vicki) in the book-- many people who got an early copy say mrs. obama gets personal ...even discussing her struggles with infertility in the memoir "becoming." obama also expresses her dislike for president trump. she says she can "never forgive" him for the rumors he spread questioning the legitimacy of president the legitimacy of president obama's american birth certificate... saying it threatened her family's safety. the book will be released next tuesday. (grant) that wraps up kron 4 news at nine...(vicki)
but our primetime coverage continues at the top of the hour. pam moore and ken wayne are here with kron 4 news at ten....guys? (pam) thank you grant and vicki.... next at ten... nine people have been killed after a series of fast-moving fires ripped through the state. the most destructive wildfire in california history is burning just north of us. we'll have details tonight in a live report. plus... smoky air leads to school being canceled around the bay area.(pam) and investigators combing through a mass shooter's home and car...searching for clues as to why he murdered 12 people in cold blood.(ken) don't go away...hour three of kron 4 news in primetime starts right after the starts right primetime
homes. and the fire in the north has turned deadly. nine people are now dead from the fast- moving, wind - whipped 'camp fire'... and this weekends' weather conditions will put millions of people under red- flag warnings again.... (pam) good evening -- i'm pam moore. (ken) and i'm ken wayne. the camp fire which is responsible for all the smoke in the bay area... is now the most destructive fire in state history. here's a map to give you a better idea of where this fire is burning. it has grown to 90- thousand acres and is five percent contained. more than 64-hundred structures are destroyed. kron-4's alecia reid joins us live from butte county with the latest. alecia? (ken) police and emergency crews continue to crews emergency police and (ken) (ken)(ken)