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live from las vegas, fox5 news this morning starts now "oh it's insane when it came through earlier it was a huge wall of flames there's nothing you can do even the fire trucks were just overwhelmed it was insane" the massive wildfire in southern california burning thousands of acres, causing evacuations. plus... we'll show you how it's impacting travel to and from las vegas. scary moments for shoppers after a man points a gun at customers outside a tj maxx. we hear from a customer who witnessed the chaos. and... honoring a firefighter killed while fighting a wildfire in nevada. this morning we hear from justin beebe's parents. good morning i'm dave hall. and i'm maria silva. welcome to fox5 news this morning. the massive "blue cut fire" continues to
cut fire" continues to grow out of control as firecrews work around the clock to contain it. we have team coverage for you this morning.... and will be following the story all morning and will be following the story all morning long. fox5's miguel martinez valle is up first... he shows us the damage the fire has already caused. > > > the devastation continues in southern california as the blue cut fire spreads rapidly over cajon pass... > > gary sigler, > "one of the largest fires i've been here 18 years and i thought a lot of fires down on cajon pass when i was with the department" > > for those living in the area the way the flames spread from a few acres to more than 15 thousand in a matter of hours caught them off guard... > > jason akins, lives in the area > > "the smoke just got more and more intensive the wind unfortunately blowing straight at us it just kind of worked its way up" > > and as the roaring fire continued to spread, it devoured everything in its path, including businesses like historic summit inn and many homes >
from the area and placed in emergency shelters > > zachary tuman > "the cops came up to the door said you guys need to get evacuated the fire is getting closer and closer" > > the surrounding agencies banded together with more than 700 personnel, 102 engines, 15 crews and multiple air tankers... but that was not enough to contain the flames > > "oh it's insane when it came through was a huge wall of flames there's nothing you can do even the fire trucks were just overwhelmed it was insane" > > with the fire roaring on, those affected know the damage to their community isn't over yet... > > "it was absolutely scary i was concerned for a lot of people it's major business here the fires are no joke they're called natural disasters for a reason" earlier in the day some firefighters did become in trapped in the fire... two of them had minor injuries and earlier in the day some firefighters did become in trapped in the fire... two of them had
hospital but we're told they're now all back fighting the flames executive director of the san bernardino red cross, yvette baysinger... joins us now to talk about response efforts in hesperia. good morning yvette. what's the situation looking like over there... is there enough room to house all of the evacuees? what should the community know, or do in a situation like this? ((closed captioning will resume))
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new to the mix wednesday, smoke drifting into the valley from the blue cut fire near the cajon pass. a seasonal air quality advisory for ground level ozone is already in place, adding the smoke will likely cause air quality to worsen through part of the day. daytime temperatures will continue a downward trend the rest of the week. the uv index for wednesday is 10 or very high . now to the fox 5 top 5 morning
now to the fox 5 top 5 morning headlines a florida state univeristy student is hospitalized and undergoing drug testing after a bizarre double homicide. police say a husband and wife are dead... and a neighbor was seriously injured in the attack. they say 19-year- old austin harrouff stabbed a man and his wife in their garage. a neighbor was stabbed several to step in. when officers responded to the scene -- they found harrouff on top of the male victim biting off pieces of his face. there is no motive at this time... and no evidence the suspect knew the victims. the family of three girls-- injured in a ferris wheel accident... are speaking out about the incident. "we could see their faces from the ground and you could tell that they were terrified. they knew something bad was getting ready to happen, just by how, because we seen it before it started. " the girls-- ages 16, 10 and 6 fell
and forty five feet from the ferris wheel at a county fair last week in tennessee. when the basket tipped over... the 6-year-old remains hospitalized with a traumatic brain injury. six people on an amusement park ride were electrically shocked in ocean beach park in new london. the operator of "the scrambler" told police he felt a tingle sensation when he was pressing a button to bring up the ride to the stop. police say one six people on an amusement park ride were electrically shocked in ocean beach park in new london. the operator of "the scrambler" told police he felt a tingle sensation when he was pressing aut ride to the stop. police say one young boy touched a metal fense as he was getting off the ride and suffered red marks and minor burns. all six were treated for minor injuries. nearly a dozen people were kindnapped while celebrating at a restaurant in puerto vallarta. now police in mexico say one of the people taken was the son of mexican drug lord- el chapo mexican officials say six of the victims have been
items found in vehicles and forensic work on the scene. the kidnappers appear to belong to the state's dominant jalisco new generation drug cartel and the people kidnapped are from the rival sinaloa cartel. nevada governor brian sandoval is ordering flags to fly at half staff today in honor of a firefighter who was killed while fighting a wildfire in the silver state. helena battipaglia has more from justin beebe's parents who open up about the loss of their son. nat(sigh) betsy and sheldon where to begin. (betsy beebe/mother of victim) "how long do you have?" on saturday, they lost their son justin. the hotshot firefighter with the u.s. forest service died while battling a wild fire in nevada. (betsy beebe/mother of victim) "all of his life, his friends that he should be a firefighter, and it just fit him." they say the 26 year-old loved his job, and although they are mourning him, they don't have any regrets. (betsy beebe/mother
actually, a local hero---" (sheldon beebe/father of victim)"and didn't wanna be." (betsy beebe/mother of victim)"yeah, and didn't wanna be." that's because justin dedicated his life to helping others. (sheldon beebe/father of victim) "it was about saving houses and saving people's lives and saving property, and that's what he was about. that's what he wanted to be remembered for." they say he battled dyslexia much of his life, and the outdoors is where he was comfortable. (betsy beebe/mhe spiritual connection to the woods." one that his family says was always clear. (jessica beebe/sister of victim) "we have apple trees sprouting up like all over our property like in different places that we had no idea he planted." during their time of loss, his loved ones say they couldn't be more proud because he died doing what he was most passionate about. (betsy beebe/mother of victim) "and i think his legacy should be for people to strive to be the best that they can be. that would be what he wants." and they hope to continue his legacy, for years to come.
to set something up for kids who are dyslexic and kids to get them into the woods, so that they can make a connection." in westminster, helena battipaglia, as floodwaters recede in parts of louisiana this morning... their still rising in others. after the break... we'll take you inside some of the hardest hit areas. "for me it's really simple. i've been blessed to be in a position to give. so i give. nothing more. " and boy did you guys give!
the area recovers from the devastating effects of recent flooding. the flooding responsible for at least 11 deaths.... and as the waters start to recede in some areas... rescuers are now getting a better look at the extensive damage the storms left behind. scott mclean has the latest. (nathan teaford, baton rouge resident -- or -- grocery store manager) it's a mess. record rainfall and historic flooding has overwhelmed the baton rouge,
storms are expected to continue throughout the week (col. mike edmonson, la state police superintendent) this one, it just came upon us and just started dumping mass amounts of water. we go back to our record books, 1983 was a record book, you know, throw those records out. because we've surpassed them. (nathan teaford, baton rouge resident -- or -- grocery store manager) devastated for the community. nathan teaford left his suburban baton rouge home in a truck, he came back in a boat. he is one of the lucky ones, the floodwater stopped at his foundation, but hundreds of his neighbors were not as lucky. (nathan teaford, baton rouge resident -- or -- grocery store manager) there's areas that are not in a flood plain. they've never required flood insurance and never thought that something like this would haen above elevation. tens of thousands of people had to be rescued after rising flood waters forced them from their homes president obama signed an emergency disaster declaration, and though the floods haven't yet gone down -- officials are already beginning to turn their sights to the challenges that lie ahead. (col. mike edmonson, la state police superintendent) yeah, we have to go to every house now. once the water recedes, all these homes that are completely covered with water, we've got to go to every single one of those and go inside of them and check for anybody that might be in those areas. as things dry out, progress is being made. flooding has closed this road for days but using this massive aqua dam, crews managed to hold back the
a small step forward in what will be a long road to recovery. in baton rouge, i'm scott mclean now fox weather 24/7 with cassandra jones another hot day in las vegas as temperatures remain above normal. we are adding something new to the mix wednesday, smoke drifting into the valley from the blue cut fire near the cajon pass. a seasonal air quality advisory for ground level ozone is already in place, adding the smoke will likely cause air quality to worsen through part of the day. daytime temperatures will continue a downward trend the rest of the week. the uv index for wednesday is 10 or very high .
teachers say the day is a great way to get their feet wet. "as a first year teacher you're walking in. a lot of naivity- you think you know what you're talking about, you just came out of your teaching program and you're like i've got this. maybe all of those old teachers don't know the new tricks, but there is still a lot that new teachers don't know. " classes begin on monday, august 29th. "take 5 to care is sponsored by nv energy, subaru of las vegas and henderson hospital." today is day 3 of the s-o-s back to school supple drive... today we will be outside our fox5 studios.. but tuesday we were set up shop at n-v energy all day long.. accepting donations from the community. in addition to supplies, we also raised 25 hundred dollars. that money goes to buy more backpacks for students in need. b-m-x- er and t-v
stopped by to help us out, and even took over our reporting for a while. " as you can see, puah brought a bunch of stuff because she saw this on the news. here we have about 50 complete sets of what you asked for. we dropped some off today, have 25 coming tomorrow for me it's really simple, i've been blessed with a position to be able to give, so i give. nothing more. " baha, the owner of stacks and yolks restaurant stopped by with his daughters to make a donation. right now we have about one thousand backpacks. our goal is to get three thousand we also need things like colored pencils, folders, pens, pencils, spiral notebooks... anything to help our students succeed in the classroom. again you still have a chance to donate.... today we will be right here at fox5 studios in henderson from seven a-m through six thirty p-m.
the las vegas strip... but it will live on through the movies.... as more's rachel smith shows us-- hollywood loved putting the historic resort on the silver screen [music] from the wolf pack to the rat pack..... the riviera has a rich history with hollywood - appearing in dozens of movies, including many classics like casino! [music] "we shot the hangover where th- where you shot casino." "oh, yeah yeah..." "same, uh, casino." "ri..." "riviera?" "it's where the old- the riviera. yeah, yeah." "yes." "showgirls, also another classic!" "oh, was that shot at the riviera?" the historic hotel has been the site for many films since opening in april of 1955. bond paid a visit - as did another international man of mystery! "allow myself to introduce.... myself." and from spys to
types of movie shoots - from serious drama like the card counting thriller "21" to an elvis extravaganza in 3,000 miles to graceland. "here we are at the riviera hotel and casino, and it's international elvis week." "it was a night. oh oh." [elvis presley- such a night] and other vegas legends once called the riveria home... "it's called 'the impossible dream'." a dream destination for stars and movies studios - and while the riviera won't host anymore headliners of welcome chevy chase for another vegas vacation... "would you look at this?" we'll always have those amazing movie memories... and the classic casino will end it's cinematic era with one more huge blockbuster this summer! [suspensful music]
with apologies to gordon gecko... greed is maybe not good. and it may be scientifically proven that it's not good for your finances. why researchers say it could impact your savings and retirement plans. getting into gaming... at the college leve details on a new course being offered to unlv students. "the smoke just got