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report. >> a philadelphia police officer was in the hospital after her patrol car crashes overnight. >> scorching heat, get the water bottles ready it will be oppressive hot across the delaware and lehigh valleys today. already very hot and humid. >> reporter: very, very humid. we have a couple of of these on average a few times a year. today is one of them, pretty bad. we're dealing with high heat and high humidity leaves. combining the two could cause stress on the body. if you're outdoors, that's the plain and simple way to put it. down the jersey shore temperatures in the low to mid 80s. you factor in the breeze it might feel better, but even there it will be sticky. 81 at this hour. millville, 79. sea isle, 81. 79 in reading. allentown, 77. look at the heat index, 87 in philadelphia wilmington and reading, allentown, 79.
trenton, 85. feels-like temperatures by 3:00 p.m. already triple digit heat up and down the i-95 corridor that's why the national weather service issued an excessive heat warning. it lingers through 8:00 p.m. through the i-95 corridor, because the heat indices range between 100 and 105. the other way to escape the heat, if you have a pool. don't forget the sunscreen. 92 degrees by 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m., temperatures around 95. feels-like temperatures over 100. bad again tomorrow, the relief is in the seven-day forecast. it arrives by tuesday i'll have the details coming up in just a little bit. >> developing news this morning, a three-alarm fire has devastated a condo building that was under construction in south philadelphia and fire officials are calling the fire suspicious. >> that blaze spread to homes before firefighters were able to get the upper hand. it forced officials to evacuate
nearby residents for their safety. "action news" reporter, trish hartman joins us live from the scene on the 2000 block of juniper street with the details trish? >> reporter: eva and nydia detective's are calling this fire suspicious because there was no power connected to the building when it went up in flames. firefighters are putting water on the smoking building. they will use that perch to take photos and video as part of the investigation. officers are talking to a person of interest. that person was stopped by police as he was fleeing the scene. police say they are looking at surveillance video from cameras at a residence and philadelphia high school across street. flames shot high into the air on the 2,000 block of juniper around # ram. # a.m. the call was called in as a
garbage fire. police intercepted a man and are speaking with him. >> around 2:30 a.m. 3:00 a.m. i heard a window break i see a guy with a black hoodie enter the building and i see a spanish male on the roof and then i seen the one guy leave the scene as he left the scene and ran east toward snyder the whole building exploded. >> reporter: the flames spread to four nearby homes on snyder avenue causing minor damage. >> the guys, the men and women of the philadelphia fire department did a great job we had from 1319 to 1325 was heavy with heat, they were able to extinguish the fire and save the properties. >> reporter: 1300 block of snyder avenue and homes across the from the burning building on
juniper were evacuated. 17 people were forced out and sent to south philadelphia high to be he helped by the resurrection cross. >> i receive a knock on the door and i was awake, i woke up my room mates, you can see the fire licking up over the rooftops on the other side. >> reporter: i was basically asleep and heard a pounding on the door, they were saying evacuate there's a fire across the street it's really bad. now we've learned a few people have been allowed back into their homes but about a dozen people we are told are still displaced. the fire marshal is on the scene, he'll be here all day. there is structural damage, no injuries have been reported and the police are investigating the fire as suspicious.
trish hartman, channel 6 "action news." >> thanks so much. now to the oppressive heat settling into the area. even if you think you're used to the hot weather today's conditions are dangerous. take a cue from these folks have a parcel, or stay in the shade. heat exhaustion can progress to life threatening stroke. you could feel fatigue nausea, dizziness and mild headache. because of the excessive heat warning going into effect. the corporation for aging is activating it's heat hot line,
(215)765-9040. it will be running today until 8:00 p.m. today and tomorrow. it will take questions about heat stress and how to take precautions in the heat. >> a philadelphia police officer is hospitalize the after her patrol car slammed into a tree. the action cam was outside convention center at 11th and race. the officer was not responding to a police call at the time of the accident. she was taken to had anman university hospital to be treated for minor injuries. >> the investigation continues into a murder of a drexel university graduate student. detective's are following on tips and talking to people to get leads on who beat and strangled her in her apartment. her body was found thursday afternoon after her father couldn't contact her. there were no signs of forced entry which indicates she may
have known her attacker. faa is investigating a plane crash that landed in a corn field. a flight instructor and student were on the plane. both walked away from the crash site. there's no word on what caused the plane to crash. delaware newsroom. state police are investigating a nasty collision between a car and tow truck on new castle avenue in wilmington, last night. the driver was hurt after crashing into the back of a tow truck. the driver was rushed to christiana hospital in critical condition. >> we are learning this weekend about what bill cosby had to say to investigators when he was questioned in connection with a lawsuit that had to do with sexual assault. cosby defended himself against an employee of temple university athletic department. the comedian depicted himself as
an unaapologetic playboy. he fund money through his agent so his wife wouldn't find out about the rip. that testimony was given at the rittenhouse hotel in center city over the course of four days. >> big news at the gas pump prices are down slightly. the national average 2.75 that's a two cent drop in a week. in philadelphia it's 286-point. it will feel cost you 249 a dollar. in delaware you're paying 2.65. these prices are better than what we were paying a year ago when the national average was 3.52. of. >> 200 lucky girls in south jersey got to learn foot skills from one of the best soccer players in the world carli lloyd whose hat trick helped earn the
u.s. team their championship. lloyd gave the girls lessons on the medford field she learned to play as a youngster. >> she is very friendly and easy to talk to. she doesn't make herself feel like a star. she also like a normal person. >> i love doing appearance and all glammed up, but at the end of the day, this is home to me and it is great that i was able to do another camp and help to inspire younger players. >> she is hoping to play in the summer olympics and compete for another world cup. >> she is so articulate. >> reporter: and so hump. >> much more to come on sunday morning edition of "action news," a new health treatment in the fight against alzheimers disease. a looking live through sky6
staring. >> scary. she couldn't get cell phone reception and her calls for help went unanswered. she started chest compressions, after 15 minutes she flagged down a neighbor, he took a breath. he is recovering and expecting to be okay. her son said he is in awe how clear headed his mother was in such an emergency. >> we have excessive weather. >> reporter: as we look at the ben franklin bridge, you can see how hazy it is, dewpoints are as astronomically high. with the exception of living in
chicago, i've lived here most of my life and in every saw dewpoints this high. dewpoints 75. trenton, 80. # 1 in wilmington, 81 for philadelphia. millville, 79. allentown, 77. look at dover, they have a dewpoint of 80 degrees that's extremely high. wilmington, 76. philadelphia, 75. millville, 75. once you get over 60 degrees it becomes more humid. you get into the 70s it's oppressive stay indoors if at all possible. if you're outside limit your composure to the sun stay hydrated and don't overdo it. this is the pattern that will set up over the next couple of days. this is the same pete pump high that brought triple digit heat to the front range. it pushed east over the east coast it will snap back tuesday and push to the west. over the next few days, it will
be nice and toasty. 3:30 these feels-like temperatures will be 100 to 105 degrees. monday, the same set up. high temperatures in the mid 9 on 90s, feels-like temperatures sitting at 97 in philadelphia. wilmington 98. more triple digit heat from philadelphia to millville and wilmington. even in the north western suburbs baking in the mid to upper 90s. here's a few heat tips with the excessive heat warning in effect through 8:00 p.m. stay hydrated, bottles of water things with electrolytes. wear loose fitting clothing. combination of sun and clouds, mostly sunny skies for everybody
else. slightest chance for a pop-up shower or thunderstorm. maybe a 20% chance at best. we get into the evening hours there could be a gusty thunderstorm for the western suburbs. most everyone else should stay dry. there's not much relief from mother nature in the next 48 hours. late in the day monday, as a cold front drops into upstate new york and interacts with the warm soupy air we could see widespread showers or thunderstorms. that's at 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. come tomorrow. 81 in the poconos sun and clouds sticky and uncomfortable. thing for the jersey shore even though the temperatures are cooler, 85 degrees, the humidity will make it feel like the 90s on the sand. 96 degrees for philadelphia. hazy, hot and humid feeling like 100 to 105. overnight tonight evening thunderstorm otherwise warm and
sticky hanging out in the mid to upper # 70s. 96 degrees today, 94 monday, both days featuring heat indices over 100. sun and clouds tuesday, humid in the morning become be comfortable by afternoon and wednesday right through saturday at this point it all looks good, 85, 86 mostly sunny skies no humidity. dangerous stuff today. everyone take it easy out there and it is smooth sailing from that point on. >> jazz filled the air in philadelphia this weekend. "action news" was at the jazz and arts festival on lancaster avenue in west philadelphia. it was a blend by new friends. the festival was organized by the peoples emergency center. thousands of jazz fans endured the heat while many gathered in shade spots to enjoy the smooth jazz, we'll be right back.
>> welcome back on this sunday morning, sky6 live hd taking a live look at the center city skyline. 9:20 81 degrees, an excessive heat warning goes into effect today. it is already very humid out there. "healthcheck" this morning a complicated pregnancy can't always be avoided but there are ways to minimize ways to having one. the best way to reduce risk is to make a few lifestyle changes before you conceive. >> i want to avoid things like smoking leading up to a pregnancy. excessive alcohol intake, certainly drug use meeting with the dietician and reviewing your eating habits. >> doctors say if you are not active begin a walking regiment.
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>> reporter: welcome back everyone, 9:24 sunday morning, the heat is on, all right sitting in the 80s up and down the i-95 corridor. wilmington, 81. same number for philadelphia. trenton, 80 and upper 70s north and west. the pattern what we have going on, the high pressure system which brought the oppressive heat and humidity to the front range sat there for about a week to ten days, it is pushing east. it sits here, you can actually see the clouds wrapping around this high, the clockwise flow around the high. it will push east setting up shop off the coast of the carolinas, that will bring the oppressive heat and humidity to this area over the next couple of days and snap back and pull
toward western texas by the time we get into tuesday. you'll see nice relief in the seven day forecast. next 48 hours feeling like 100 to 105. of actual air temperature 96. >> the up coming visit to the pope of philadelphia will shine a spotlight on the mother church of philadelphia. many philadelphians take the cathedral for granted but many visitors will be awe-struck by its beauty. >> reporter: we have o'hern. >> reporter: we're going to use every inch of space. father dennis gill is pastor of the cathedral parish. the afternoon die -- afternoon die -- afternoon
>> four massive corinthian columns are positioned at the if facade. it's become a distinctive feet. >> at the time the cathedral was built an anticatholic sediment was in the city. >> reporter: when catholic churches were burned and royalties only clear high windows were built to prevent vandalism. >> the architect had people throw rocks as high as they could. >> reporter: it's ornate. the organ is one of the largest in the city. while on so many people can sit inside when the pope offers
mass, this church is special for catholics and non-catholics alike. >> everyone is welcome here. everyone has a home here. >> reporter: in logan square, katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> there are less than 70 days for the pope's visit until september. for more on the visit follow our twitter handles 6abc pope. hear -- "harry potter" actor radcliff played a receptionist. those who encountered him say he was the worst receptionist ever. as a receptionist and server before i started doing this job those are very difficult jobs. >> he has a personal assistant. there's much more to come on sunday morning "action news." a film classic where you can
find this giant picture of rhet and scarlet. a dog owner is making the best of the time he has left with his four legged friend. those stories and meteorologist chris sowers will have the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast when "action news" continues. after 10 years. then iran could build a nuclear weapon in two months. iran has violated 20 international agreements and is the leading state sponsor of terrorism.
>> suspicious fire philadelphia officials talk to a person of interest after a blaze badly damages a building and spreads to several homes overnight. we'll have a live report on the developing story. police are looking into whether driving under the influence led to this crash that sent a man to the hospital overnight. >> donald trump draws anger from both sides of the aisle after mocking senator john mccain's war record. the big story this morning is the heat. >> scorching heat and high humidity will make for dangerous conditions. the beach will be the popular place to be to relieve the heat. >> reporter: the shore is the place to be, it will be sticky on the sand, but better than the city. temperatures climbing from the 70s into the 8s. 81 in pottstown, 78 in levittown. warrington, 82. marntion creek 8 -- owe martins
creek, 80. gandys beach 78. here's satellite and radar we don't have a feature in the at that will trigger widespread showers and thunderstorms, which is unfortunate because we could have used that for releech with all the heating -- relief with all the heating that's getting ready to build. you may have a sea breeze buildings and that could trigger showers closer to the coast. after 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. west to east, maybe you pick up a passing thunderstorm. during the daylight hours most of us are staying dry. sun and clouds, hazy, hot and humid, 96 degrees that's the forecasted high. it will feel like 100 to 105 degrees up and down the i-95 corridor. so what to do today if you're outdoors for an extended period of time which i don't recommend stay hydrated drink fluids,
water, gatorade, limit your sun exposure. you want to cut the lawn late this evening. use your head everybody be safe on this sunday afternoon. this kind of heat and humidity will stick around tomorrow, as well. things get better by tuesday i'll have that coming up in just a bit. nydia. >> as you enjoy your weekend go to 6abc.com/weather there you will find the current temperatures anne the hourly forecast. you can stay up to state with the meteorologists for status updates around the clock. >> fire officials are looking at what sparked a massive blaze in south philadelphia.
that three-alarm fire spread to several homes and forced evacuations of nearly a dozen residents. trish hartman is live at the scene, trish. >> reporter: nydia, and eva investigators are investigating the fire as suspicious because they say the buildings had no power. take a look behind me, firefighters are putting wire on the smoldering building. we have crews from pgw working on the scene. there's a gas leak, they are working to get the gas turned off. they don't if that was because of the fire or it was a separate issue. officers are talking to a person of issue who was stopped by police fleeing the scene. police are looking at video cameras and talking to an eyewitness who saw two people in the buildings before it went up in flames. the fire commissioner said it took under two hours to get the
fire under control. the call came in around 3:30, flames were shooting from the top of the buildings. firefighters put out a second and third alarm. the second floor collapsed into the first floor as they were fighting the fire. it did spread to four homes in the 1300 block of snyder avenue. they did keep the fire from getting inside those homes, they were damaged on the outside. >> the men and women of the philadelphia fire department did a great job of protecting overexposure. we had 1319 to 1325 with fire, they were able to extinguish that fire and save the property. >> >> reporter: we've learned that a few people have been allowed back in their homes but a dozen people are displaced at this hour. the fire marshal is on scene
investigating. that will take all day long. there's a number of road closures, you want to avoid them while the investigation continues. no injuries were reported. trish hart mannor, channel 6 "action news." >> driver was hurt in a two car crash in wissinoming section. the vehicles ran into each other at 1:25 a driver a man in his 30s was thrown from his car he is being treated for several significant injuries. the other driver has minor injuries. philadelphia police have released surveillance video from inside a center city adult book store that was targeted by a gunman. the suspect opened fire inside danny's midnight concessions on south 13th street. a man not happy with the product selection shot and wounded the clerk. he made a negative comment about
gay merchandise and left. he came minutes later and pulled out a gun. the suspect and the clerk got into a struggle and the gun went off. the clerk is hospitalized with gunshot wound to the back. >> so far donald trump has refused to apologize saying senator john mccain is not a war hero. jeb bush treated enough with the slanderous attacks. mccain's daughter said she is horrified disgusted there are no words. trump's comments outraged presidential candidate hillary clinton. >> there is nothing funny about the hate he is spewing. >> so far mccain who was a prison of war for five years has not responded. the trump comment was seen as pay back for the recent public comments that trurch is firing up -- trump is firing up the
crazies with his remarks on illegal mexican immigrants. >> investigators say 20-year-old was arguing with the girlfriend when he stabbed the officer in his face and upper body. police have arrested the suspect and charged him with attempted murder. the officer was in serious, but stable condition. we're learning more information built alleged gunman in the shooting of two tennessee military facilities. mohammand youssef abdulazeez was pulled over in april for driving erratically. he confessed to drinking and smoking marijuana with friends and snorting and crushing caffeine pills. the fbi is trying to piece together what led him to murder four marines and a sailor. police shot and killed him. his family released a statement compressing their sympathy shock and grief over the tragedy. police in central california are looking for a man
in connection with the death of 3 children and two adults. manner -- martin martinez is a person of interest. officers went to the home in response to a request to conduct a welfare check that's when they found the body. investigators have not indicated how the five people died. greece's banks will reopen after being forced to close for three weeks because of debt crisis. customers will still not be able to cash checks only deposit them. the decree came after greece's coalition government booted from the cabinet five prominent members who voted against the bailout deal. reopening of the shopping
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the fire destroyed three homes 8 outbuildings and 44 cars. time for accuweather we're looking at an excessive heat warning. >> reporter: hazy, hot and very humid. dangers conditions possibly setting up this afternoon. we take a look at the sky 6 images, the first one at the philadelphia international airport. temperatures up to 81 degrees. dewpoint is in the mid 70s which is oppressive. winds out of the west/southwest at 8 miles per hour. we have a heat index of 87. cape may, you can see the haze. dewpoint 77. it's a little bit cooler down there. 82 degrees, winds are calm, water temperature, 72. that's the place to be. note they have that canopy up, they are shading themselves from the sun good idea because the sun will be beating down on you today. not too much in the way of cloud cover, just a few high, thin
clouds that's about it. 81 in millville. trenton, 80. allentown, 77. with a feels like temperature of 79. 87 that's the heat index for philadelphia. same thing for wilmington and millville. dover closing in on 90 and we're at 9:43 a.m. you get the idea it's going to be a stifling afternoon. showers and thunderstorms, we won't see much of that. the cold front is to the west, it will start to collapse as we get into tomorrow morning and tomorrow afternoon. it is kind of fizzling out. it's getting washed out. we wait for a secondary front to pick this dieing front up, pushing it to the south putting and end to the heat and humidity. that disurnlts happen until tuesday -- doesn't happen until tuesday evening. 3:00 p.m., one hundred degrees up and down the i-95 corridor. national weather service says 100 to 105.
tomorrow morning 9:00 a.m. milled 90s for everybody. a little bit cooler north and west. afternoon, same deal, 101 for philadelphia. 103 in millville and 100 in wilmington and dover. any relief in the form of thunderstorms. one or two of us could see a passing thunderstorm especially right there on the water. you make it enough of a southerly breeze to produce a sea breeze front where the cooler air starts to meet the warm sticky air and you get convection right there. from the evening hours there could be a pass are thunderstorm west to east, but most of us staying dry. and then we get into monday afternoon. as the cold front approaches it will start to activate and numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected, probably more than what you're seeing on the modeling. sun and clouds for the poconos 81 degrees, that's the forecasted high. the humidity will feel like the 90s. same thing for the jersey shore. the temperatures holding stealed
in the mid 80s. with the humidity it will feel like the low 90s. lots of sunshine, make sure you're applying the sunscreen. boating forecast a-okay. chop 2 to 3 feet. nice and smooth on the water. high tide around 10:30 a.m. western suburbs you're baking as well. 94 in lancaster. allentown, 94. hazy hot and humidity. sunshine and clouds. millville, 93. dover, 92. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast another stifling one coming up for tomorrow. hazy, hot and humid, 94 feeling like 100 coming off today's 96. feeling like 100 to 105. 89 tuesday sun and clouds. wednesday, sunny and nice, 85. thursday sunny 85. friday 86 degrees, saturday 86. we have two days of oppressive heat and humidity and everything goes back to normal which is how relike it.
>> welcome back sky6 live hd taking a live look over center city right now. this is the temple university camera. that haze still out there but i imagine will burn off quickly. 85 degrees right now the humidity get ready it's going to be a scorcher. a virginia woman racked up a bill in unpaid expressway tolls. she had four unpaid bills that bill is now a whopping $200. the reason the bills were unpaid sent to a collection agency. she said she recently lost her job and unable to pay the fines. the company said it will lower the bill to a few hundred dollars. >> at the "action news" big board with big talker, apple iphone assistant siri has been
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phillies wrap up their series against the marlins with an afternoon at the bank they hope to make it a sweep. here's jeff skeverski with all your sunday morning sports. >> reporter: phillies going for their first sweep in over two months later this afternoon against the miami marlins, cole hamels will be on the mound looking for his first w since may, as well. it's been anything but a pacific picture perfect season for the phillies. riendz howard is heating up, howard with 8 runs batted in in his last ten games. dom brown a single to center. phils take a 2-0 lead. chad billingsly come out with he elbow pain. check this out ben veer what a catch. marlins threatening in the
8th. ken, 100 miles per hour gilse that's some heat. they are waking up to start the second half. >> we've got energy. i think everybody felt better coming back, starting fresh. we talked about it as a team about starting fresh and choosing that path to wynmore -- win some more games. >> carli lloyd says her life has changed. wile while the delran new jersey native is enjoying the moment winning the world cup she said she is going to top it in the olympics. back on the field in medford where she learned how to play soccer. the star hes -- hosting a camp for young girls. it's basketball quite a win for south sports stars todd who won
the home run derby and mike trout won m.v.p. in the all star game for the second year in a row. >> mike and todd have reached out to me, i have reached out to them after they are doing so well. new jersey is a small state. it's great that some great least are coming out of it and doing well for themselves. >> let's kick it over to the union, north of the border, things go south. trouble in tront -- toronto comes in waves. oh no, union fall 2-1 they fail to pick up a point. that's sports this morning i'm jeff skeverski. have a great day. thousands of people gathered to exercise, but it was more than just to get into shape. nearly 13,000 people got together dressed in yellow
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>> welcome back it is 10:00 a.m. sunday, july 19. in the news we'll have an update on developing news, fire officials are calling a huge fire in south philadelphia suspicious, they are questioning someone at this hour. we'll have the latest in a live report. >> a philadelphia police officer is in the hospital after her patrol car crashes overnight. >> scorching heat, get the water bottles ready it will be oppressively hot across the delaware and lehigh valleys today. chris sowers has more at the
"action news" big board. >> reporter: take it easy if you're outdoors, we'll have an excessive heat warning in effect around noon from wilmington to trenton. it's the i-95 corridor, it includes places like glassboro and lindenwald and south jersey and lansdale and downingtown. heat indices range from 100 to 105. air temperatures are soaring. reading is up to 85 degrees at this 10:00 a.m. hour. wilmington, 84. millville, 82 and trenton 83. satellite and radar, a couple of us saw heavy thunderstorms yesterday morning. we had a bfort that was in the process -- warm front that was in the process of pushing through. the today that warm front is all the way up here. this will be the focal point for showers and thunderstorms today. we'll stay dry there's nothing that will trigger or fire up showers or thunderstorms. nothing but a big area of high pressure pumping in the high
pressure. hazy, hot and humid, combination of sun and clouds, 96 degrees, feeling like 100 to 105. we have severe weather or the probability of severe weather exists west of the viewing area from pittsburgh to williamsport. this is in the form of a cold front this is slowly dropping down toward the south. the front brings relief from tuesday night on, looks really, really nice, i'll have the details when i zee you in just a -- see you in just a bit. >> a three-alarm fire destroyed a condo building under construction in south philadelphia. >> that blaze spread to homes and forced officials to evacuate nearby residents for their safety. trish hartman joins us live from the scene on the 2000 block of juniper street with all the details. trish. >> reporter: eva and nydia
detectives calling the fire suspicious because no power was hooked up to the buildings that was under construction when the blaze broke out. firefighters are working, they are going on seven hours now still putting water on the smoldering building. workers from pgw are on the scene. they are suspecting things to make sure the gas lineses are in tact. officers are talking to a person of interest. that person was stopped by police leaving the scene. police are looking at surveillance video from cameras nearby as they investigate the fire that forced 17 people from their homes. flames shot high into the air on on the 2000 block of juniper street at 3:30 a.m. police say they intercepted a man running from the fire and speaking to him. an eyewitness is telling police he saw two men in the building before it went up in flames. >> around 2:30, 3:00 a.m. i
heard a window break i see a guy with a black hoodie entering the building. i see a spanish male on the roof. i see the one guy leave the scene, as he left the scene and ran east toward snyder avenue, the building exploded. the. >> reporter: flames spread to four nearby homes on snyder avenue. >> the guys did a great job of protecting the exposure, we had 1319 to 1325 with heavy fire and heat on these buildings, they were able to extinguish that fire and save that property. >> reporter: the 1300 block of snyder avenue and homes across across from the burning building were evacuated. 17 people were evacuated and sent to south philadelphia high school. >> i got a knock at 3:30.
we came out of the house the firemen said we need to evacuate because there's embers from the fire landing on the roof. you could see the fire licking on the rooftops. >> reporter: i was asleep i heard a pounding on the door, they were saying there's a fire across the street. it's really bad. >> reporter: now, it's been a long morning for the firefighters and it is getting very hot. volunteers from the second alarmers are here to provide water and other support as they work. a few people have been allowed back into their homes since the fire, but a dozen people are still displaced. the investigation is on going no word on a cause the fire marshal is on the scene and he will be here all day no injuries reported. >> now to the oppressive heat settling into the area. even if you think you're used to hot weather today conditions can be dangerous. take a cue from folks in the
shade or carrying an umbrella. take it easy or stay in air-conditioning if possible. especially through the afternoon and evening. be alert for signs of heat illnesses. heat exawrks -- exhaustion starts out with fatigue your body can't cool down, so your skin becomes hot and dry you may vomit and feel confused. you may fall unconscious. because of the excessive heat warning going into effect. the philadelphia corporation for aging is activating the heat hot line (215)765-9040. it will run today from noon until midnight and tomorrow from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. there will be people whole answer questions. a philadelphia police officer is hospitalized after
her patrol car slammed into a tree. the action cam was on outside the pennsylvania convention center at 11th and rails. it happened at 4:00 when the officer's car went out of control and hit a tree. the officer was not responding to a call. she was taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries. the investigation continues into a murder of a drexel university graduate student. detectives are falling up on tips and talking to people who knew jasmine wright to get tips on who beat and strangled her. her body was found thursday afternoon after her father couldn't contact. there were no signs of forced entry which indicates she may have known her attacker. >> faa is investigating a plane crash in lancaster county. a flight instructor and student were on board the plane. both walked away from the crash site. there's no word on what caused
the plane to crash. from our delaware newsroom, state police are investigating a nasty collision between a car and tow truck. it happened on the 4,000 block of new castle avenue in wilmington last night. the driver was hurt after crashing into the back of the tow truck. the driver was rushed to yisian in yisian -- christiana hospital in critical condition. >> we're learning what bill cosby had to say to investigators when he was questioned about a lawsuit in connection with sexual assault he was deposed ten years ago in connection with a lawsuit against filed by andrea constant. he depicted himself as an unapologetic playboy. he fund money through his agent so his wife wouldn't find out about the relationship. he admits to giving young woman a sedative. that testimony was given at the
ridden house hotel in center city over the course of four days. >> good news at the gas pump, prices are down slightly. the gallon of gallons is 2-point # 5. that's a drop of two cents. in philadelphia, 2.86. in south jersey it will cost you 2.49. delaware 2.65. these are better than a year ago when the national average wag 3.52. many people are braving the heat and humidity for a worthy cause taking part in the irish pub tour de shore. the bicyclists took off at 7:00 a.m. and headed for the ben franklin bridge on their way to atlantic city. the cyclists hope to raise $800,000 for 30 children's charities. runners laced up their shoes and hit the pavement for a good cause.
this is the back on my feet run to help create self sufficiency in the lives of homeless. >> patco will be selling passes for use for pope's france's visit in september. they will be needed to be ordered for use on the trains during the weekend of september 26. a one day pass will cost five dollars, two days, ten dollars for ages five and orderly. there's a limit 6 ten cards rdz per there are less than 70 days until his visit in september for updates follow our twitter handling at 6abc. septa has a one day pass
available tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. on the septa website. dann cuellar goes back to a delaware county school and takes a look how a dream turns into a reality. >> plus, high winds are to blame for a hot air balloon accident in the midwest this weekend. looking live through sky6 live hd at penns landing, you'll want to find water somewhere whether it's to drink or get into. it's a hot one, chris sowers has the details when we come back.
in milwaukee a hot air balloon was not a match for heavy winds. handlers desperately tried to control the winds that was sweeping it away. one person was hurt and taken to the hospital for minor injuries. >> time for accuweather excessive heat warning today. >> reporter: you remember how bad february was would you rather have that or this? >> this. >> reporter: have you been out there yet? it's bad. >> have you had to shovel snow recently? >> reporter: you've got a good point there. these folks are not thinking about shoveling snow. they have a nice spot on the sand. they have their umbrella up and shading themselves from the sun. that's a perfect forge for folks in cape may. double scan live we're crystal clear and we have haze and high
thin clouds. dewpoint, 75. wind out of the southwest. air temperature in the mid # -- 80s. 83 philadelphia, wilmington, 84. get a load of the heat indices 92 is what it feels like in reading. 90 for philadelphia. 95 in dover. 93 in wilmington. and 90 degrees in trenton. heat pump high setting up over the carolinas actually the virginias and the carolinas. of huge area of clockwise winds wrapping around this thing and where the high sets unfortunately it's overtop of us. tuesday this snaps back and pushes toward the front range and that allows the wind to shift out of the north. it become cooler. you'll notice it tuesday evening into tuesday night. you'll be able to turn the air-conditioning off by wednesday. few tips excessive heat warning
remains in effect it goes into effect midday until 8:00 p.m. stay hydrated and take frequent breaks in the shade air conditioned room and limit the time you spend in the sun. uv index is extremely high. on a scale of one to ten it's a ten. apply the the the the apply the sunscreen. cold front is trailing across the high plains. it's moving slowly, it will take time to get here, but the air is cooler and drier on the other side of the front. here's the humidity buster. it gets in here tuesday evening. future tracker 6 one or two of us, maybe you a pick -- you pick up a passing thunderstorm. throughout the evening hours thunderstorms possible for the western suburbs.
most of us stay dry no relief from mother nature. as we get into monday things change as the first of two cold front interacts with the warm, soupy air. numerous showers and thunderstorms develop which will cool things down and lower the humidity levels especially when the secondary front comes in on tuesday and puts and end to the heat and humidity. jersey shore mid 80sen 0 the beach. with the humidity tease like -- feels like low 90s. philadelphia ten better, 96 hot and humid feeling like 100 to 105. overnight tonight be on the look out for the evening thunderstorm. philadelphia, gusty and humid. 74 degrees outlying suburbs, 78 center city. winds out of the west at 5 to 10 miles per hour. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. one more to go monday, hazy, hot and humid, 94 feeling like 100.
tuesday is transition day later on in the afternoon it feels better as the humidity drops off. wednesday on feels fantastic. 85 85, 86, 86, sunny sunny sunny, no humidity. that looks good. the. >> thanks, chris. you could call it the closing act in a quarter century old drama. dann cuellar was part of the opening scene 23 years ago and last week revisited upper darby for an extraordinary update. >> reporter: it's a musical about the vikings. back in 1992, yours truly did a story about sarah and her sister. along came emma and sarah.
long story short the society donate thed boat to the girls hoping it would be used as an educational toy for children. emma's mother wrote a children's story about it called yo vikings. and then a stage musical. >> the musical features yours truly for his role in the story played by josh angel.inaudible. >> josh what makes you think you play a wise guy reporter like myself. >> after practicing i've been told i have a nice voice. i don't know how true it is. >> reporter: the story is a propel antifor the girls.
it is hot and humid today. if you're doing anything outdoors be careful. >> 200 lucky girls in south jersey got to learn foot skills from one of the best soccer players in the world carli lloyd. lloyd gave the girls on the medford field where she learned so much as a youngster. the girls say her stardom has not changed her one bit. >> she also friendly and doesn't make herself feel like a star. she is like a normal person. >> i love doing appearances and getting dressed up and glammed up, but at the end of the day this is home to me and this is great. i love doing another camp and inspiring other players. >> she hopes to play in the summer 16 olympics in rio and compete for another world cup. here's a look at the odd and unusual pictures of week.
rene says she sees the image of jesus on barrel on a cattle trailer. it looks like christ's outreached arms. if you look closely enough you can see a halo over his head. the family has opened their home to anyone who wants to take a lack at the image. >> do you remember doing a bunny hop as a child? more than 3500 people lined the street in an attempt to break the world record for the largest bunny hop. guinness says it standards at 3541 but they had fun dancing anyway. in bolder colorado people in business attire honored tube
to work day. they hopped on intertubes and hit the water. some opted for swimsuits. 200 people took part. this is the 8th year in bolder. no word on how the commute home which would be upstream went. people in illinois found the best way to beat the heat. they put on a huge slip and slide. it's the second year they brought in the giant water slide. it's 1,000 feet long. two thousand people took advantage of the opportunity to cool off and have a good time. it's for a good cause money raised for ticket sales go to saint jude's hospital. that's a look at the odd and unusual pictures of week. >> here's what's coming up tonight on 6abc.
beginning at 7:00 p.m. it's america's funniest home videos and celebrity feud at 8:00 p.m. at 9:00 p.m. it's the quarter finals of battle bob -- battle bot and save my life at 10:00 p.m. and "action news" at 11:00. next chris sowers will have the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. we'll b right back.
philadelphia's' police force is becoming more and more white in a city where the population are african-american, where some people are concerned. we'll talk about that coming up on inside, i'm monica malpass i hope to see you then. >> time for a check on accuweather. hazy, hot and humid. if you're heading to the citizens bank park, marlins take on the phillies. 95 degrees, 96 somewhere in that vicinity that's where we're peaking temperature-wise. it will feel one hundred to 105. on top of that you'll have the sun beating down on you. uv index of ten. apply the sunscreen. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, hot and humid tomorrow afternoon thunderstorms likely. 94. feeling like 100. tuesday is the day of transition, 89 degrees the humidity lowers late in the day. wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday, sunny skies 85 degrees wednesday and
thursday, 86 friday and saturday. >> this this week with george stephanopoulos is up next. martha raddatz has the latest on trump controversy. donald trump sparking a campaign firestorm with his comments about john mccain, will he apologize. we're covering every angle. plus the latest on the tennessee terror investigation and the heated debate on the iran nuclear deal that's coming up on this week. back to you. >> "action news" continues at noon. here's some of the stories we're working on for you. an american doctor who survived ebola is back in west africa with a new warning about the disease. >> we'll tell you about a hot no workout for flat be
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