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the tri-state area. we're tracking the fires that have broken out and the warning for everyone this afternoon. also the race for the white house got more crowded. two new names have been added to the republican ticket. a local team of doctors is heading to nepal in the wake of last month's deadly earthquake. >> details on the weather worries due to the winds the dry conditions and warm temperatures today. chopper 6hd live over burlington county. you can see the smoke in the distance that's where several brush fires have broken out and burning right now. officials say more could happen later today conditions are ripe for it. meteorologist david murphy will have the latest from accuweather in just a moment. but first we turn to "action news" reporter, john rawlins with more on the fires burning. >> reporter: hi, sarah multiple fires burning about 65 acres by our calculation apparently not an accident or act of nature. you'll hear about that in a
moment here. officials awoke to five sprid -- spreading brushfires in pemberton township. ground crews and helicopters are using to contain the fire. two. largest are a work in progress. as for a cause -- >> these are man-caused fires. it's suspicious, the fires are under investigation local county law enforce. are working together, state park police are involved. >> reporter: well, it's that criminal investigation go forward, the fire fighting continues. the hope is to have the fires contained asap. john rawlins channel 6 "action news." >> let's he -- let's go back live outside, sky6 live hd showing you the center city
skyline. like we mentioned the dry conditions and high winds could make for a dangerous situation. our team coverage continues with meteorologist david murphy outside the studios with the latest from accuweather. >> reporter: not only are the brushfires underway. they have good fuel to work with this afternoon and the winds could make it earer to spread. we have -- easier to spread. we have fire concerns officially kicking in at 1:00 p.m. it's after that time period we expect the breezes to begin to build. this doesn't expire until later tonight. combination of low humidity and breezy conditions and the dry fuel on the forest floor due to the lack of rain around here of significance is making it important for those of you who smoke not to flick cigarettes out the car window, never a good idea, especially today. don't do any off roading as the manifold and hot parts under your car can hit tall dry grass
and get that going. if you see smoke along the roads call 911. the winds are in the process of buildings we're only up to 9 miles per hour in philadelphia. you can see double digits beginning to pop up here and there. and generally we expect a 10 to 20-mile an hour breeze this afternoon coming up from the south. saturday we got up to a comfortable 74. yesterday, 81. today, 85. all these numbers above the average high of 70. today's high of 85, the last time we were this warm was on september 28 when we hit 86 on the thermometer in philadelphia. 85 is the high around 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. we'll see a similar number of 84 and down to 81 by 6:00 p.m. and finally back into the 70s and eventually all the way down into the 60s. and, of course, your pollen count is running high as it has been a lot lately, but looks like it will drop off tomorrow,
why? it will be warm, but the humidity in the air will rise and we expect cleansing showers and thunderstorms. sarah i'll show those to you on future tracker 6 in a couple of minutes. if you suffer from allergies you're in good shape this afternoon. >> no matter what the weather join the action like one "action news" viewer did with these beautiful tell tulips at longwood garden. submit your photos at 6abc.com. officials in wilmington are keeping a close eye on a abandoned 184-year-old mill days after it went up in flames. the fire broke out at 1:15 a.m. saturday morning along the brandywine creek. crews had trouble not getting water to fight the flames. it took hours to get it under control. no word on why it started nobody was hurt.
fbi is looking for evidence after a deadly shooting in texas that they are calling a terror attack. yesterday two islamic extremists were killed after they opened fire at a controversial cartoon contest, offering $10,000 for the best drawing of muhammad. one of the suspects was elton simpson who was convicted in a terror investigation. fbi spent the morning searching the apartment in phoenix no major evidence has been found. doctors nurses and paramedics with the delaware medical relief team are on the way to nepal to help victims with last year's deadly earthquake. three doctors left in advance of the first wave of volunteers. more of the team is expected to arrive on thursday. the death toll from the earthquake has topped 7200
people. officials there expect the number to rise as rescuers reach the remote villages. >> well, the race for the white house is getting bigger. two more republicans have announced their candidacy for president. for more on this we turn to karen travers live in washington with more. hi karen. >> reporter: good afternoon, rick williams, carly fiorina and ben carson come from very different background, one from hewlett-packard and ben carson is a famous neuro surgeon, they are saying their strengthen is because they are outsiders in a field that is full of professional candidates.
>> reporter: carlie said she is the best person for the job because she knows how the economy works and make tough decisions. ben carson announced he is running for the republican nomination. candidate for president of the united states. >> reporter: carly fiornia has never held e elected office. the she served as adviser to john mccain's presidential campaign. she had an extensive career in, rising to ceo of hewlett-packard. >> they are tired of the political class. >> reporter: she is trying to distinguish herself from the rest of the gop field and slamming hillary clinton. dr. ben carson a retired neuro surgeon is the only african-american in the republican field.
else aal critic of president obama. i have a strong desire to get rid of dependency for able bodied people. >> they have tough uphill battles, both of them are polling in the low single digits. reporting live from washington, karen travers, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. back here a one-year-old baby boy and teenage mother are recovering after police say the woman tossed the child into the lehigh river in allentown and jumped in herself. it happened on the hamilton street bridge. horrified onlookers watched as the 19-year-old woman attempted a murder suicide. >> i saw a stroller halfway down the sidewalk when i got over here, they were telling me that some lady through the baby over the bridge and then she jumped off.
witnesses say the mother made it out of the water and collapsed. the baby was 700 yards downstream and in the water for four minutes an officer pulled him from the water and began cpr with another officer. allentown police say the mother and child are in serious condition. they have not released the mother's name and no charges have been filed. now an "action news" exclusive, a 12-year-old from south jersey managed to use an amazon gift card to buy an illegal stun gun online. the boy's mother arena brother certify septembered the package -- the intercepted the package. he would have opened that, and god knows what he would have done with it. >> it is crime to possess such a we have in the state of new jersey. he ordered the 11-dollar stun gun from an amazon vendor.
sellers must comply with all applicable federal and state and local laws when selling weapons or any other products. police in new castle county are looking for a fraud suspect who they say tried to use a stolen credit card. this is surveillance video of the suspect. police say the man stole a purse out of the car parked on a newark street last month. after the theft the victim noticed several unauthorized transactions on her credit card. if you have any information on this suspect call new castle county police. a 75,000-dollar mistake a gas station clerk is trying to fix. >> a scale at the zoo in missouri left several people stranded above dozen wild animals. >> we have a sneak peek at the
>> cell phone video shows a motorcyclist wedged alive underneath a truck in california. he was knocked off the bike and dragged up to 15 yards by a pick up truck on the 91 freeway. witnesses say they jacked up the truck helping free the motor cyclist, he suffered minor injuries. one of the witnesses who stayed by his side was a firefighter on the way to work. two women cooled of plotting an tack in the u.s. inspired by isis are expected to appear in new york city courtroom. the woman both u.s. citizens are accused of planning to build an explosive device to use in a terror attack. both women praised terror attempts against americans on u.s. soil. they think the woman wanted to target law enforcement officers and members of the military. both could face up to life in prison. >> more than 100 people got stuck on a sky lift at the
kansas zoo they were stranded 35 feet above the lions tigers and cheetahs. 40 minutes later it was back up and running. everybody is all right and talking about the ordeal. >> i was more worried about these two. a little panic hot because the sun was sitting on me. as we were moving, everybody was cheering us on, we were clapping we are final movie. the zoo gave everybody their money back. today is known as star wars day may the 4th be with you. we're getting a sneak peek behind the scene of new star wars movie. >> reporter: right now you're behind the scene of star wars episode seven. there's annie taking pictures
and he is commanding snow troopers loyal to the first order. judgerring by the dots on her face, she is playing a computer in harm's character produced by our parent company walt disney. >> my favorite shot is a group of characters hanging out in the castle whose owned by lupita nyong'o's character. it's similar to the characters you saw in the original star wars. >> reporter: hang on is that a female droid? star wars secrets are that closely guarded. here's jj abrahams directing a speeder in the deserts of abu abu daubi.
look, hans, chewy snapped on board the millennial falcon. i think the message is clear. >> chewy we're home. >> abc news los angeles. in california, a gas station clerk is searching for a lucky lottery ticket winner after he made a 75,000-dollar millions take. surveillance video shows him scratching off the lotto ticket. the ticket was worth $75,000. the clerk is asking for the public's help to track down the winner. the prize expires in 6 months. of. oh, boy. still ahead on "action news" at 1:30, a sports power couple calls it quits. >> taking a live look sky6 live hd showing you atlantic city, won't be long before we're on the beach. we're getting a taste of summer this may day the accuweather
>> david is back with another check of the accuweather forecast on a really nice day. beautiful out there. storm tracker 6 live double scan shows us we continue to be dry lots of sun out there. the action cam out earlier in fairmont park. for the life of me i cannot remember what that plant is called every now and snippet. all right, rick williams i'm not looking at you. we're seeing the breeze blowing there. nice and sunny as well. temperatures are warm, 80 degrees in philadelphia. 79 in wilmington. 80 in trent. 8 in allentown. reading you're shooting up to 81 city hour. down the shore we're in the 60s you'll bounce back up a bit into the low to mid 70s down the shore this afternoon. satellite and radar shows it's shades all around if you're driving up and down i-95 or the pennsylvania turnpike or any other highways and by ways. there's rain to the north and
west that will fall apart later today and tonight. but we'll see a line of that coming in during the afternoon tomorrow. lehigh valley high of 82 degrees beautiful. at the shore we're looking at decent conditions high of 76. lots of sun delightful there, as well. in philadelphia, high of 85 degrees, mainly sunny breezy and warm, winds out of the southwest at 10 to 20 miles per hour. as we roll through the day, 61 greece by 8:00 a.m. 74 by 1 #-- 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., high of 85 and sliding back to 83 by 5:00 p.m. it's going to be a warm one out there. for those thinking of barbecue ing we have a red-flag warning. it's not a good day to go to a state park and use a spits near the forest. if you have your pro propane on the back porch no problems. 5:00 p.m. maybe you're getting the grill heated up, 83 degrees,
there will be stars out tonight with a few clouds. tomorrow we're looking at sunshine in the morning cloud cover starting to filter in during the morning with some sunny breaks. afternoon we'll be on the look out for sprinkles and showers building in and by 1:30 we may see a couple of spots with heavier shower and perhaps a rumble of thunder here and there. it's not widespread rain most of it is short-lived. there you see it in the afternoon and into the evening. future tracker 6 has a pronounced cell moving into the western suburbs tomorrow night. 85 degrees is the high, warm and pleasant, humidity behaving itself. tomorrow more humid high of 85. in the afternoon you saw the spotty showers and thunderstorms around. a front gets below us and on top it, we get cooler air, 7 #. feels like spring.
pop-up shower or thunderstorm. the fronts goes back up to the north by thursday and we're back in the 80s. friday, dad vail regatta 83 decreases rng 85 -- degrees on friday, 85 on saturday, there's a chance of pop-up shower or thunderstorm sunday afternoon. popping our people scene at 12:30, tiger woods and lindsey vaughn have quit. according to her post she and woods lead hectic lives forcing them to spend time apart. >> the avenger age of ultron dominated the box office the second biggest opening of all time right behind the original. the sequel grossed nearly
$188 million. over seas it was a bigger hit. the movie has made $625 million globally. the age of adeline place the seven. furious 7 brought in $6.1 million over the weekend our own alicia vitarelli was the only local reporter to travel to los angeles to talk one on one to the cast of the new avengers. she got the inside scoop on the movie secrets. watch you told interp view at 6abc.com. the avenger was produced by disney the parent company of 6abc.
stay tuned for "action news" at 1 # p.m. >> one final look at the accuweather forecast. we see sprinting meteorologist david murphy. >> reporter: i was addressing a little radar issue no big deal. storm tracker 6 live showing we're dry today as we look at the afternoon in the northern and western suburbs low to mid 80s, sunny and breezy. absolutely good. in the i-95 corridor, mid 80s winds build a bit 10 to 20 miles per hour. down the shore highs in the 70s, breezy and nice overall. be careful of the red-flag warning chance of forest fire or brushfire kicking up this afternoon. names and dresses are accessible. >> reporter: how about your medical info, here's nydia han with a preview of the special report. >> reporter: if you have diabetes or asthma or cancer, you probably think that's private. but it turns out not only could it be public, the information could be up for sale and it appears anyone can buy it.
we did we bought this list of one thousand people for five hundred dollars. the. >> your name is right here. >> i see it. >> reporter: what do you make of that. who is selling this list and how they are getting your private medical information and how can you protect your privacy. find out today on channel 6 "action news" at 4:00 p.m. that's going to do it for "action news" at noon. don't forget to join us for "action news" 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. >> for rick williams and the entire "action news" team, i'm sarah bloomquist. have a great afternoon! >> see you tonight.
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