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>> reporter: hey monica we are here at 206, and behind me you can see the command center and a little bit of smoke coming out of the forest. earlier we saw heavy flames and smoke and not sure if they were backfires being set to stop the advancements or if the brush fire is moving forward, at last check the numbers are moving this is last check the fires are burning and there is no contain. that has since been rescinded. this is not a populated either, but a station and forest ranger has been evacuated. we are told that 10 brush trucks are on scene and two tractor
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units are here to contain the fire and a fixed wing and helicopter are dropping water and making their way to area lakes and getting the buckets filled and putting water on the blaze. i spoke to homeowners and businesses in this area. >> scared a little bit closer than we have ever had it from our house and my friends were just evacuated. >> i have a lot of confidence in the forest fire service and 206 is here a perfect fire break they deal with these fires every year and they know what they re doing, i think it will be okay. >> route 206 is shut down at route 30 officials say that the biggest concern is the traffic because it is rush hour and the detours in this area are long. as for the conditions it's hot
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and dry and this area has not received any water over the last few days, like other parts of the region, so the conditions are ripe and dry for this fire. that said the wind is holding up okay for firefighters and it's tricky at times but not as bad as early in the week when we saw the forest fires it appears that firefighters are getting a handle on this and trying to stop the advancement. at last check 100 acres are burned. but nobody is injured. i'm live at the wharton state forest, chad pradelli channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. lets switch over to cecily tynan with the latest on how the weather conditions are affecting the firefighter at this hour. >> we are stuck in this warm and dry weather pattern and that elevates our risk of fire, over the last 16 days we received less than a .25 inch of rain and this time of year the sun angle is very high. that quickly drys off the leaves
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and branches and it becomes kindling and we use this to show rain and this picks up none meteorological debris it's right there at furnace and indian mills over 206, that is why they closed 206 and you can see how the smoke particles are not being pushed much just sitting there because the winds are relatively light and south jersey winds 6 miles per hour in millville and 5 in sea isle city and higher in philadelphia with a current wind speed of 12 miles per hour warm though 79 in philadelphia and millville 84 and reading 80 degrees temperatures warm up even nor tomorrow. if you look at the broader weather pattern, you see this low pressure off the coast of georgia, looks like that could bring us rain however we have a strong blocking high pressure
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than keeps the low pressure down to the south and no rain with that. and the storms across the plain states, the tornadoes last night looks like they have another night of severe weather there. we'll talk more about your weekend coming up in the accuweather forecast. philadelphia police say that an 18-year-old is in custody after he hit and critically injured a temple university student. robert roberts is charged with leaving the scene of an accident, he was driving his father's car when he hit 22-year-old rachel hall, roberts was driving alone on a learners permit panicked and left. >> he struck the victim and left he did not do the right thing, but he ultimately did the right thing by turning himself and turning over the information 24 hours later. >> if roberts had stayed at the
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scene he would not be facing any charges. hall injured her head and leg and her condition is improving. >> a teenage prisoner is expected to turn himself in to police after escaping last night while being transported. singletary was arrested out of state and being taken to the philadelphia international airport by private transport. they never set the locks on the door and he ran off. dozens of firefighters in hamilton township are recovering after becoming sick while battling a blaze at a home.
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>> nora muchanic is live now. >> reporter: it did make it dangerous in the garage and pool shed two buckets of chlorine the type of put in a swimming pool, it created a chlorine cloud that gave first responders burning eyes and respiratory issues. >> this is what it looked like on west street in hamilton, when a fire raged, consuming two garages and a workshop and a shed. >> i heard explosions on the sheet and a lost people were jumping and people were concerned. >> with good reason inside of the pool shed where the fire was roaring was a container of chlorine. on her way to newark airport when police called to tell her about the fire. >> when the firefighters hit it with the water the chlorine went into the air and now we have a hazmat situation here. cops
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and firefighters and emt's were taken to be checked out. >> like a bad sore throat at first, my chest felt like, not on fire but it was a burning sensation in my chest. right away you can smell it we just evacuated everyone from the area and five people were treated and released. caroline feels terrible about the firefighters that were injured. >> i isn't say enough about all the first responders and i felt so responsible for all of them and started to say prayers for all of them and i can't thank them enough. >> the officials tell us everyone is checked out and okay and the cause of blaze is under investigation right now by multiple agencies. i'm nora muchanic channel 6
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"action news." >> time now for a check of the "action news" traffic report wednesday night. matt pellman is standing by with an update on the commute home. >> trying to get there and crawling our way home, on 95 the northbound side of this crash, the left lane is blocked for a while and everything is on the shoulder northbound at 202, causing significant delays from the delaware state line from that point at 222. heading westbound on the schuylkill the overturned vehicle crash has cleared and everything is open and the delay has thinned out there and heavy elsewhere on the schuylkill and the mlk and the kelly drive is closed because of the dad vail regatta. that is a good reason. and a crash in cherry hill at 295, causing the traffic to spill back and 206 is still
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closed because of the fires stick with 30 and jackson rootd and a big issue with gloucester county with an overturned tractor trailer, just a shoulder squeezing by and 8 miles per hour is what are you looking at there. we'll check it again hopefully we are looking better in the next half hour. >> that would be nice. school officials in burlington county staged this mock car crash on campus a preprom activity at rancocas valley regional high, giving you an up close look at driving, after hearing from speakers affects on their loved ones and friends. still do two come on "action news" at 5:00, a new pacifier created for preemys to help their breathing grow stronger. >> temperatures are back in the 80s and i'm tracking a summer like weekend and then our next chance of rain, we'll have
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health check tonight a new study shows how badly some areas
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of philadelphia lack health care, a team at penn met health care providers some some areas there are 200,000 adults for every doctor and nurse practitioner this first time ever study will be used by the city health department for future planning. tree pollen is running at extreme levels and gas pollens are on the rise as well. doctors say overlapping seasons will cause reactions by people that don't normal have allergies, with oak and grass pollens you'll feel it in the nose and eyes, medication can take the edge of misery. you can cut the pollen in your house by keeping windows closed too. >> pacifiers can calm babies but
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a nurse has creating pacifier for preemys too. this is created by harriet miller and is small and has a groove cut out so it can sit next to the breathing tube many hospitals have adopted the pacifier but they want greater access. >> we are lobbying for them to be in the emergency room or helicopters anywhere where babies will be ink baited. they were much calmer and had lower heart rates and lower oxygen levels. kids at a delaware county school kicked in the gear today. kids were off to the races in support of their catholic education, they have raised over $50,000 to enhance programs at
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the school the kids either ran or walked through a course outside of the school. in south philadelphia students at bear washington elementary got outdoors to raise awareness on an important condition that affects children this is picking up the pieces for children that have autism. there is a new warning tonight for pet owners you may think are you spoiling your furry family member when you give them a treat but reporter wendy saltzman looks into allegations that one popular treat is actually making dogs sick. >> two families and two pets just a few mile as part believe their pets were poisoned by treats they bought at a national chain. >> there was not a whole lot of time from the time i fed her that treat to the time she died. now we are investigating these and other seemingly healthy
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snack have serious consequences. >> it's kidneys were dying from the inside out. the fda warning that could save your pets life. >> no dog should have to be put through any of that suffering and we go undercover and fine these treats still on store shelves. all right breaking news now out of the frankford section of philadelphia a 12-year-old boy was stabbed during a fitd according to police at pratt street the victim is stabbed in the back and being treated at saint christophers hospital no arrests have been made and we'll continue to follow the story and bring you more information as it becomes available. we'll be right back.
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>> high schoolers in delaware looking for summer jobs or employment after high school have a chance to meet with potential employers face-to-face today. a program called jobs for delaware graduates held its first job fair specifically for students. students say it's a great opportunity to connect with employers and get advice on careers. the place is a step into the door to get them where they want to go. and when they leave they are confused. i want to go to college but i don't know what i want to go to college for. they have extended their services to 46000 youth. some historic planes took to the skies of new jersey today, ahead of a big show this weekend. they date back to the world war ii era and they are ready to show off students at the millville air show this weekend, they will be flown by the geico
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team in precision formation the show runs saturday and sunday from 10:00 until 6:00 p.m.
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a special birthday celebration for a buck county woman today gladys banks she is 103 years old, she was
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honored for being one of the oldest and most active women in her bensalem community. she looks grade. >> yes she does. >> that mercury was up as you promised. >> 80s in philadelphia today and lots of sunshine and it makes you think about going to the beach and it's a different world at the shore sky 6 hd taking a look at cape may and still the cloud and fog on the beaches and this will be the case right through the weekend, the reason why we have wind through the southeast, off the ocean so we are 79 in philadelphia right now and sea isle city, and the boardwalk in atlantic city, 55 degrees, more than 20 degrees cooler reading it's 80 and allentown 81 and wilmington 75. and there were some clouds in philadelphia and that will be the case over the n couple of mornings, satellite 6 along with action radar see the cloud cover
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up to the north that is a ridge of high pressure and this high pressure will have a firm grip on our weather right through the weekend and this brings us lots of sunshine and brings us warm temperatures, tonight it's going to feel like a summer night moon lit sky and comfortable night, millville 50 and cape may 53 and wilmington 55 degrees future tracker 6 showing us as we head through the afternoon, by 4:00, 83 in philadelphia and i think we'll hit a high of 85 degrees and sunday is even warmer, tropical satellite showing you tropical low pressure off the coast of georgia and the national hurricane center has given it an 80% chance of a tropical storm this season and that will be ana, that will not make it up our region the high pressure is keeping it to the south but if have you weekend plans in myrtle
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beach take the rain greer gear, we are looking for the potential of more than 8 inches in myrtle beach. that could cause flooding there. so the five-day at 5:00, tomorrow you like it warm you got it 85 for the dad vail regatta sunday the warmest mothers day in 24 years 87 degrees and monday it's humid and 87 with scattered showers and thunderstorms, 88 degrees on tuesday and a steam bath and strong cold front will bring showers and thunderstorms and temperatures cool off by wednesday, great day to head to central park in doylestown, that is where adam joseph is are you king of castle today. >> yes. it's a castle a maze and go through here and here and can you get lost in this thing.
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>> you can show me the way? >> yes this is kids castle in doylestown it's fun for the kids and fun for the adults. are the kids having more fun than the kids? >> no. it's a fireman pole ready? >> you might break it. >> am i too heavy? >> no. >> lets see are you ready? >> woo hoo. you going down after me? we'll have the accuweather forecast, its warm and nice today and will it last through the weekend we'll let you know in the full accuweather forecast. who is going down next? imagine this castle in a playground as a kid? >> it's really nice. see you in pay minute. >> he gets paid for that. >> more to come in our next half hour of "action news" at 5:00. residents in the midwest preparing for deadly twisters after an outbreak destroyed dozens of homes it's a big stay for jersey shore communes devastated by super storm sandy
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the ambitious project that kicked off today. and we'll have the latest on the wild fire in wharton state forecast.
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into there is zero containment at this point. drier conditions are making things worse and crews made numerous air drops trying to contain the situation, and they have set backfires to stop the blaze from spreading more. the flames are tletdhreatening a church on bridge road. we'll bring you more and updates as soon as they become available. parts of midwest are preparing for more severe weather after a tornado outbreak tore through several towns yesterday. the twisters bought winds and rain over parts of oklahoma over several hours today a brief
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break to survey the damage one woman unfortunately lost her life while taking shelter in storm shelter. >> reporter: homes destroyed and many more damaged, some shelters designed to save lives no match for mother nature. >> we heard it. >> for these boys and their teachers hiding in their storm shelter saved their lives. >> the kids were freaking out and i was scared. >> it was a close call for this father and his boys, they were stuck in the shelter until help arrived. >> there was a wedge and the guy next door came by with a bar and broke it right off. >> from oklahoma to nebraska and texas and kansas -- >> oh my god! >> some people were dodging flying debris as tornadoes swirled through the area
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bringing with them torrential downpours, setting a rain record in oklahoma city, dumping 7 inches of rain. >> we had a 17-year-old male victim trapped underneath this rv here, today with their homed torn apart and their belongings strewn all over residents begin to pick up the pieces while officials warn be alert. >> be weather aware. >> 51 tornadoes ripped across the great plains and more severe storms are on their way this week. an al qaeda senior commander in yemen has been killed in a u.s. drone strike the terrorist claiming responsibility for the deadly attack on charlie hebdo headquarters in paris was killed. lawmakers started discussing a new war on terror taking place online, they are looking for
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ways to prevent the recruitment of soldiers on social media like facebook and twitter. you remember the two men killed while trying to attack a cartoon contest in texas kept in contact with a member of isis through twitter. and the u.s. broke the law by the collection of phone records the supreme court said it went beyond what is allowed for u.s. security and a lower court judge threw out the case but that was reversed. in washington, the senate has overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan bill to give congress a chance to review and possibly reject any deal with iran. the vote follows months of wrangling while the u.s. and five other nations negotiate with iran, the legislation would block president barack obama for waiving sanctions against iran
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for 30 days while lawmakers finalize any possible nuclear deal. well, there is embarrassing news out of pentagon tonight a defense department audit found that many ploys misused their company issued credit card to spend millions at casinos and other adult venues last year. they were to be used strictly for travel expenses an official says disciplinary action is taken in most of the cases and the charges reimbursed by the employees. world news with david muir will have more on the spending scandal as well as the tornado outbreak in the midwest. a man is in critical condition after being shot in philadelphia's winfield section of philadelphia this noon, this is 3:00 p.m. at 50th and malvern
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avenues, they found the victim lying on the ground with gunshot wounds to the back. police are not commenting on his condition or a possible motive. at least five septa bus passengers were hurt following this crash in north philadelphia, authorities say the route 50 bus was hit on the side by a u-haul truck and we are hold that the injuries are not serious. >> philadelphia gas works are going high tech to hopefully improve communication with its customers, today the utility announced they will joining next they link neighbors together based on their addresses, it creates a comfortable space to share online. >> every member on next door has to first verify their address to access their prior at network they can talk about every day things like finding a babysitter
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or hiring a handyman or talking about a rash of break-ins perhaps. >> more than 270 neighborhoods in philadelphia are on the social network and pgw hopes to enter the base to improve customer satisfaction. the u.s. army corps of engineers began a beach replenishment project in ship bottom it will restore 13 miles of beaches and dunes severely damaged by super storm sandy in 2012, it's part of an appropriation by congress to return the beaches to better condition than they were before the storm. you can step back to the franklin institute and learn about the ruthless leader gangus kahn and it's called bring the legend to life and see artifacts and one of earliest
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guns and a sword carried by one of marco polo's guards. it opens to the public officially on saturday. >> that is cool. time to see if traffic is cool ton or not so hot. >> lets see if we kahn get home tonight. >> oh! it will take time on the schuylkill expressway westbound side we are backing up approaching the boulevard 36 minutes should be 14 to get from the vine to the blue route doesn't help that the kelly is shut down for the regatta, police activity on 70 westbound all jammed up through that neck of the woods and jammed on 375 in gloucester county. warning in delaware closing 95 at 202 the concord pike
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starting at 10:00 until tomorrow morning outbound delays on septa's airport and lines because of switching problems this afternoon you kahn get home but allow extra time. >> silly. still to come, sign sealed and ready to play, the eagles made it official with their first round draft pick. and meteorologist live in doylestown tonight with this week's outdoor adventure. >> reporter: hey rick and monica, we are up pretty high here in kids castle -- this is the playground, you can find your way to the top -- and all the way back to the -- >> yes! >> all right guys we'll have the full accuweather forecast in just a little bit. >> we heard most of it we know are you having fun plus we are getting to the end of the season for your favorite prime time shows and tonight's lineup is
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not one you'll want to miss. i'm lynne abraham. when i became philadelphia's da, child victims had to face a judge ...a jury...the public... and testify eye to eye with their attackers. it wasn't right. so i got a constitutional amendment passed allowing children to testify remotely. i'm running for mayor for the same
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reason -- our children should come first. jim kenney and tony williams are fighting over public schools versus charters. i disagree. we have to improve education for all of our children.
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the eagles make it official with their first round draft pick. jeff skversky is here.
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>> on the eve of rookie camp, first round pick nelson agholor agrees to a deal, the wide receiver's contract worth over $9 million, he is one of the first players to get a deal this fast. this is agholor very happy signing at team headquarters chip kelly will get a look at the 20 and overall pick tomorrow at rookie camp, he had 20 catches and 12 touch downs at usc. >> between the rookies and free agents and the trades chip kelly has quickly transformed the roster like it or not. chip is calling the shots for the first time since becoming the coach two years ago he has complete control of the rostd roster will it make a difference? >> chip is making it his team, he is in control of the draft and in control of this team and
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in control of building the rostster, he has learned the nfl game and now he is the empoureror and he has control, and it's an interesting offseason that i have ever been around the philadelphia eagles and i have been around the nfl for 14 yours, he has kind of made it fun and interesting and made it enlighttghtening and can he equate that to wins. >> and lasean mccoy was clearly not happy about being traded and went so far as accusing chip kelly of getting rid of black players faster than white players. he used jackson as an example. here is what desean has to say? >> i don't want to get caught up
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with what is going on. he is a great friend and a grade running back in the league and i look at myself as being one of the best in the league i don't understand why you get rid of the the best players on the team. >> more from desean at 6:00. cole hamels who has been off his game the last time out at least will get the start when they start off their series with the first place new york mets. ryan howard seems to be getting into the swing of things, a big series in atlantic six hits and a homer after the worst start to his career howard is heating up and the phils first base man raised his average 40 points. tiger woods is finishing his round, 1 over, tied for 81st. his tee shot lands in the water and 17 could be an issue too look at that water back there.
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beautiful day for the golf, how about the shot of the day on 6, a par 4, one-two in the hole for the eagle he is one over and tied for 40th. if only it were that easy. >> thank you. it's thursday night so grab the popcorn and get comfortable in front of your television for an all new prime time on 6 abc. now they are trying to get on with their lives. >> why didn't you call me. >> there wasn't anything you could have done, he was too far gone, you don't know that, you don't know. >> what if i could have helped him and what if i had a chance i pull off miracles for a living. i have proven i can reverse the impossible. >> emotions are raw on "grey's anatomy" as appeal astruggles to come to grip with the death of her brother, and a tragedy
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forces everyone to put their feelings aside. >> what are you going to do? >> you're going to ruin my day. >> you're going to ruin the white house's day. >> this show is never boring olivia pope is doing what she does best in tonight's all new scandal at 9:00 p.m. melee's quest forever senate seat is a struggle and huck and quinn do what they can to get answers. and this leads up to next week's season finale that is an all new "scandal" at 9:00. >> and the d.a. has new information and they know that you are innocent. >> how? >> they are all proven liars all of them. >> aliyah's meeting with carter may breathe new life into his case on and all new "american crime" at 10:00.
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it's a stunning turn of events tonight. okay the tension is mounting tonight. "grey's anatomy" follows by "scandal" at 9:00 and followed by "american crime" and "action news" at 11:00. join in on twitter with your favorite prime time shows tag all of shows you love and use #6abcaction. we are back in a moment.
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a big makeover started on a south philadelphia playground, the ceremony was here on barry play grown the investment will help fix the tennis court and install new benches they say that the park creates a safe place to play activities in the community. lets head back to adam joseph who is having more fun that he probably should with this week's outdoor adventure. >> he is just a big kid. you know doing that getting a little dizzy myself. how are you guys not getting dizzy? look at you. are you having fun? i guess screams are a good thing for a kid. we are in central park in doylestown this is a great park 140 acres for you to roam around and this holds kids castle built in 1997, it has some renovations and they raise money
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to make it bigger and better every year. >> they are all coming down the slide too i love it. at the shore own in the 50s. philadelphia 79 after a high of 80 degrees and trenton coming in at 79 and satellite and radar coming up again and i'll wave you back down, satellite and radar showing over the northeast high pressure is in control and all the clouds spinning from the midwest into canada and protection over us with the low over us the outer banks of north carolina and that tropical system eventually turns into tropical storm ana and that remains off the coast and not off the eastern seaboard for the weekend. we have the jet stream for the weekend the nation's heard atlantic for the northern plains that is why they see severe
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weather weather. 10 to 15 degrees above average and will remain that way through the day on monday and then ana, if she does develop into a tropical storm will remain trapped off the coast. tomorrow we get the dad vail along the schuylkill in philadelphia, a big weekend every year, the mothers day weekend, it's warm and sunny for the scullers by noon 78 and 4:00 in the afternoon they are sweating as they are quickly going down the schuylkill at 80 degrees it's comfortable overnight you may want to sleep with the windows open because it will be warm over the n couple of days 53 for center city and warm and 85 tomorrow and as we get into saturday and sunshine and just a few clouds a southeasterly wind kicking in dropping the temperature down to 82 degrees and on sunday early
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clouds very warm and sunshine in the afternoon for mothers day, at 87 and stay at 87 degrees on monday with some scattered afternoon afternoon thundershowers possible and more on tuesday with the high cracking upper 80s at 88 degrees and then a cold front coming through with little in the way of rain we need some rain wednesday sunny and cooler at 76 degrees and on thursday partly sunny with a temperature of 72. 35 feet in the air, come down closer to the slide here i went down earlier, it's a lot of fun, let me hear the scream. are you screaming in here? [ screaming ] >> tell me how was it going down? >> good. >> was it dark in there? >> it was really fun and dark. >> what do you think about inside, you know your way through the maze in there?
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>> yes! >> it's truly a maze and a lot of fun, turn to the camera and say i hope you guys have a great weekend. you guys ready to have more fun? rick and monica, we have work to do here. >> have a great time. >> he need its.
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the action cam is at the comic-con, you can meet superheroes as well. tens of thousands are people are expected to attend and it runs until sunday one day tickets begin at $35. >> very popular right now jim
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gardner and the "action news" team is standing by with this story next at 6:00. there are efforts to put out the fire burning in burlington county. >> and more on the stabbing of child in burlington county. for cecily tynan sharrie williams monica malpass, and the entire "action news" team i'm rick williams, have a good night.
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rogers, cecily tynan
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and jim gardner. you are looking live at planes and smoke consuming a piece of the new jersey pine lands we have been talking for days about dry weather and the potential for fire. thursday night and the big story on "action news" tonight is fire in the wharton state forest. the blaze broke out early this afternoon and spreading quickly now covering up to 700 acres "action news" reporter chad pradelli is live on route 206, chad what about road closures and the status on the efforts to contain this fire? >> reporter: lets start with road closures route 206 remains shut down between atsign road and route 30 you can see the smoke billowing from behind and
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that road closure will be re-evaluated at 6:00 p.m. and it looks like firefighters are getting a handle on this blaze and that road may reopen at 6:00 p.m., 710 acres have burned so far and that was after getting briefed 10 minutes ago and we are told there is no containment. it seems firefighters are getting a handle and the burn right now is not threatening structures. there are concerns about evacuations and they have warned the residents that the fire is approaching and there has been no evacuations ordered and none are expected. the new jersey forest service is attacking this fire from the ground and from above they are using helicopters and airplanes to dump water on the blaze and using the tractors and trucks to build a trench around it. the warden says the real handle to get a handle on this fire is the backfires,


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