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"action news", delaware valley's leading news program, with meteorologist melissa magee, jeff skversky, sarah bloomquist and walter perez. sunday night, the big story object "action news" is breaking news. fire fighters battling a massive blaze in wildwood crest, new jersey. >> flames broke out just before 3:00 this afternoon and blaze quickly went to three alarms. black smoke could be seen for miles away. the fire, spread through
several houses. >> "action news" reporter christie ileto is live near the scene along park boulevard , and christie, what is the very latest there. >> reporter: well, walter fire crews are still on the scene trying to monitor hot spots, which was a three alarm fire this afternoon. we know that two of the homes appears to be a total loss, one of them has heavy smoke, water and fire damage. i want to go to viewer video. this is a drum shot from the "action news" video that shows how dense that smoke from that three alarm fire became, initially, this call came for help, out as a marina fire just after 3:00 o'clock this afternoon, and the fast moving flames grew into a raging inferno. another viewer captured this thick black smoke, billowing from the circumference of the wildwood crest home. no word on what sparked this blaze, but investigators are focusing on the area in between two of the homes, that is where a witness, put the fire, out, said they spotted
the fire just before it quickly grew out of control. now emergency crews say it took two hours to tame this three alarm fire, and it wasn't because of the wind but because of, how spaced out the fire hydrants are in this neighborhood. >> we had some wind in this area where it is a dead zone and our hydrant they are a block or two apart this one we had to lay from new jersey avenue and lay three blocks over new jersey avenue and there is no hydrant within these areas here. getting water to the fire was toughest spot. once we are here we are lock into this corner. >> reporter: now, again what you are looking at back here live are fire crews, trying to monitor these hot spots to three homes, two again appear to be total loss, one of them has extensive fire, smoke and water damage. but the silver lining is here that fortunately there were no injuries. on some of those homes it appears that two home owners were able to get out, other one were enjoying a day at the beach. so nobody was injured.
but, again, two of those homes are a total loss. reporting live from the shore, christie ileto for channel six "action news". walter? >> thanks, christie. police in camden county identified woman who was found shot to death inside of her home in the winslow township. investigators say 45 year-old deand a marie squirto had been shot repeatedly inside the home on the 700 block of bearedmore avenue this morning at 4:00 o'clock. she was pronounced dead at the scene. no arrests have been made. investigators including, k-9 units continue to look for evidence on the scene. pennsylvania state police identified pedestrian who was killed during an early morning crash, on the vine street expressway in center city. it happened at 4:45 a.m. on the eastbound side of 676, just east of broad street. police say that philip west was taken to hahnemann university hospital, and pronounced dead a short time later. no word yet if the driver face s any possible charges. authorities in chester county are investigating a house fire that claimed the life of a young boy, earlier this morning.
the flames broke out overnight ine coventry township sending multiple fire crews rushing to the scene. "action news" reporter annie mccormack is live at the june in the unit block of buck walter road with the full details, annie. >> reporter: sarah, local police and local fire fighters responded, they say, the home was fully engulfed by the time that they locate that had little boy, it was just too late. teddy bears held a sympathy note in the driveway of the scene of this morning's fatal fire, fire crew from his the fire company responded just after 5:30 this morning to this house at corner of ellis wood road and buckwalter road in east coventry township according to pennsylvania state police, fire fighters found the boy, inside of the house, before rushing him to a awaiting ambulance. he was pronounced dead at the scene. his father tried to save his son and was injured, during rescue efforts. the fire marshalls ruling this ab accident and at this point investigators believe that the fire originated in the kitchen
. >> and, at this point investigators have not released the name of the victim, fire crews believe he died of smoke inhalation. reporting frome coventry township, annie mccormack for channel six "action news". >> our hearts go out to the family. thank you. crew where is busy in camden county cleaning up from yesterday's powerful storms there. collinswood was among hardest hit areas with high wind, sending trees, crashing into the houses and power lines. today crew where is working to remove those down trees and uses chain saws and heavy machinery. power crews were on the scene getting those power lines off of the road. now to the latest from accu weather. those powerful storms are long gone, and today has been warm, sunny, on the sunday with low humidity. it looks like more of the same for the start of your workweek isn't that nice to hear? meteorologist melissa magee is live outdoors with the details , hi there, melissa. >> we had a nice finish to our weekend with plenty of sunshine and low humidity
across much of the region. we will check out the numbers right now, we are still in the 80's a in most locations, exception beach have men cape may. numbers there in the 70's. eighty-four in philadelphia. eighty-one in lancaster. down in dover we have a temperature of 83. dew points really making the difference right now, the dew points are either in the upper 40's there in allentown or 56 degrees in philadelphia so nice, comfortable. we have a dry air mass, overhead. and here's satellite six with action radar you can see it is dry, quiet, no issues with precipitation but is there a upper level low that is currently moving across the great lakes and can inadequacies, that is diving southward as we get into tomorrow afternoon. but if you are out on the town on this sunday night 7:00 p.m. a temperature of 81. upper 70's at 8:00, mostly clear, dry at nine, 10 and 11:00 o'clock tonight and temperatures will be in the middle and lower 70's. as we look at what we we can expect? that humidity stays low for the first half of our workweek
: we are tracking an isolated shower on monday and we are cranking week backup, as we get later in the week. we will look closer with the full and exclusive accu weather forecast. now back inside to you, walter >> thanks, melissa. a local youth football team is left wand fairing there will be a football season this year after a heart less robbery. the chester township cuters are still working to clean up the mess after thieves got into their field house's this pennsylvania thursday. one of the coaches tells "action news" that the busted windows and ransacked the shed , taking everything. from helmets, shoulder pad to trophies and tackling dummies. he said much of the stolen equipment was for players who cannot afford to buy their own they are hoping donations will help them replace the thousands and thousands of dollars worth of items that were taken. a mentally challenge, philadelphia man, who was victim of the vicious attack, caught on tape, is now being hailed as a hero. "action news" reporter bob brooks has this story, from the philadelphia museum of art >> yeah. >> he had no idea, he would be honored this morning.
mark smith was met at rocky statue with a standing ovation >> we would like to promote you, honor you with our, anti bullying metal. >> reporter: awarded metal of courage from teaching anti bullying. smith was a bullying victim. waiting for a bus in germantown and then sucker punched in the face. but today's about celebrating smith's ability to move on and for the fight to get bullying to stop. anti bullying founder claude ohio. >> we want to bring a smile back to his face. very die serving and courageous. >> reporter: on top of the metal he got a t-shirt and autographed picture of his favorite athlete steph curry. >> we love to support him and showing him that he is okay to move on. >> reporter: that is pam, his caretaker. her message to bullies is simple: stop. >> i pray for other kid that they get themselves together. >> reporter: doctor sirillo add the reason why he chose this location for the ceremony , rocky and smith now have too much in common.
>> that is the response, symbolizes the true champions of the philadelphia, one of hollywood's greatest champion rocky balboa, sylvester stallone rocky balboa was filmed here and mark is a true champion and exemplifies the rocky type behavior. >> reporter: did we also mention it was his birthday yesterday. >> ♪ happy birthday dear mark ♪ >> reporter: yesterday was mark's 40th birthday. as for those juveniles that punched him they have been arrested. reporting from the art museum, bob brooks, channel six "action news". >> very nice. much more to come on "action news" tonight, a scary situation for a teenager from delaware, who fell off of a ride, at an amusement park. witnesses tell us what they saw. plus weather cooperate to go day for a summer celebration in philadelphia melissa. and sarah, the weather continues to cooperate as we get in the start of our workweek with low humidity and for the most part dry conditions. we will take a closer look with the full and exclusive accu weather forecast. phillies cut ties with two veterans players, jeff
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amusement park gets held their breath as they watched a 14 year-old girl dank from an amusement park ride in upstate new york. it happened last night at six flags greatest scape near albany, teen, from greenwood, delaware and her little brother were riding the bond l park officials say ride came to a stop and moments later the girl was dangling, 25 feet off of the paver. man walking by caught her but injured himself in the process park officials say ride and seat were in working order so it is still unclear how she fell. well, hot rod and cool designs were on display atwood high school in warminster. is there "action news" reporter jeff chirico and their son showing off their classic car with the name a volkswagen thing. it is known as wheels on wood. organizers are collecting donations to cover cost for a new solar powered bus stop, the township has already approved the plans for the stop, all they need right now
is money to pay for it. in philadelphia, today unique festival celebrated african arts. "action news" was there at stenton park in logan where performers played traditional african music on drums. variety of drums and clothing were up for sale as part of the drum festival. celebrated the start of summer to day with games, grilling and live music. it was all part of the all american barbecue today at dilworth park. the five day festival wrapped up with some games, and fun. they were serving up burgers, hot dogs, hot off the grill. girls got to play dress up and have breakfast with their favorite fairy tail princesses maggie's cafe in torresdale hosted an enchanted breakfast, children were invited to dress like a princess, or whatever makes them feel like a princess. fun way to start the day. >> very nice. much more to come on "action news" tonight, jeff skversky has sports including highlights from today's phillies game against diamond backs. that and much more when "action news" comes right back
nearly 1500 amateur and professional athletes took part in the 13th annual philadelphia escape triathlon this morning. it kick off bright and early at fairmount park, even though swimming portion and schuylkill river was cancelled , due to conditions in the wake of the yesterday's heavy rain, these athletes gotti great work out from the fun and bike portions of the race. jeff's here with sports. the phillies still working to get it all together. >> yeah, i don't think it will happen anytime soon, with this team. >> i think you are right. >> trust the process, right. there were high expectations for michael saunders in the middle of the phillies line up and jeanmar gomez in the back of the bull pen but both did not live up to it. saunders and gomez are officially released to day it is hot in arizona again today, 114 degrees at first pitch, phillies fans aren't used to
this weather. phillies trying to get hot after lead off double to miguel franco and odubel herrera robbed polanco and forced to stay at second. second later frank co, he is picked off by randall delgado. one team in baseball pick off more than phillies, wake up, pete mackanin won't be happen bye this either. jeremy hellickson facing paul goldschmidt, cameron perkins does not take best route allowing runner to score, and slow it up. hellickson's reaction, shaking his head. phillies are down one to nothing, in the seventh. sixers number one pick markelle fultz could make his debut in a sixers uniform as early as next monday in the nba summer league. ironically it will come against boston celtics the very team that passed on fultz with fultz on board sixers finally appear ready to start playing competitive basketball even owner josh harris admits he is done with this entire
process, harris says enough with the building, let's start winning. >> it is amazing. look, you know, having caliber of talent we have on the team and having the city support us i mean thank you to the fans. we went through some hard times. now, you know, unlike other nba teams we are seeing the players all here during summer which is unique, working on their game, training. it feels like something specialist happening here. >> ben simmons should be special, check out last years number one pick, slamming it down in practice. simmons showing off his instagram account off the wall and then, bam. can't wait to see these guys in action. more on fultz, simmons, embiid and sixers. are they playoff bound? we will discuss on "action news" sports sunday, mike missanelli will join me live in studio at 11:45. flyers can start talking to free agents as we speak today but they cannot sign or agree to a deal until saturday at the earliest. the high priority for the flyers right now finding
another goalie. flyers general manager ron hextall trying to figure out who will play alongside michal neuvirth in net. will it be anthony stolar licenses z or someone else. hextall said pending steve mason is still in the mix to return, you have to wonder how this will wonder. flyers and mason have not had contract negotiations. his agent says he plans to speak to hextall, tomorrow. it is promotion time for tebow time. former eagles quarterback turned baseball time tim tebow is promoted within the mets minor league system despite hitting .222 and low single a. tebow is moving to the single a team in saint lucy, florida but even mets general manager admits it is not like tebow has excelled where he has been at but it is time for a call up. clearwater thrashers will get a swing at tebow at home, in august. finally, what would you do for a batting practice, baseball? miami, marlins fans getting
creative going fishing for the baseball. they attached a long rope to a glove, in the center field batter and that is, until security shows up and says, um-hmm, guys, i don't think so i don't think so. you can buy those baseball. it would be way easier. >> yes, exactly. >> that looked like fun. >> yes. >> it depend who you ask. >> thanks, jeff. up next on "action news" meteorologist melissa magee has the exclusive accu weather seven day forecast but first, tom yamas has a preview of is what ahead on world news saturday. >> coming up, down to the wire , senate rushing to repeal obama care this week but do they have the votes? plus, could there been a historic shake up at the supreme court? prince harry's confession, what he was about to do, after "action news".
great day for ice cream in wilmington, delaware. action cam stopped by new castle county ice cream festival this afternoon, right there, in rockwood park. hundreds of people enjoyed a wide variety of ice cream flavors, and other frozen treats. is there also live music and activities for children and adults. >> just a perfect summer day. >> it was. >> think of summer, it is today. >> this was today. we had low humidity, comfortable conditions, guys. we have had a nice stretch of weather for first part of the workweek and then we are heating things up. we will talk about the details storm tracker six live double scan radar. you can see dry, no issues with precipitation, we will show you picture outside. action cam outside earlier today. we are looking from eakins
oval, as we look downtown city hall, there, at ben franklin parkway as well. a lot of people out and about enjoying this sunday afternoon we had plenty of sunshine. really comfortable conditions. the high today in philadelphia 86 degrees. 1 degree above where we should be for this time of the year. as we look at numbers north and west of town we are still sitting in the 80's. eighty-one lancaster and reading. eighty in allentown. at the coast in cape may p-5. down in dover we are coming in at 83. dew point numbers are really telling the story to day. yesterday, at the beginning of the day when we were track ago this line of severe weather we had dew points numbers in the 70's. right now it is comfortable. anytime with numbers in the 50 's, even 49 in allentown we have a dry, tranquil air mass overhead and that will be the key, even as we get into our monday. satellite six with action radar, dry, quiet underneath partly sunny skies. we will look off to the west and is there a weak disturbance currently moving
through great lakes and canada some of this moisture will move to the south ande as we get into tomorrow afternoon but for rest of night lots of starts are stars around, mostly clear, comfortable, drooping down to 56, in the suburbs and 64 degrees in philadelphia for overnight low the sun up for our on our monday it is mostly sunny, pleasant day, 78 in lancaster. seventy-eight in allentown. eighty-one in philadelphia for the high temperature. eighty-two in door a long the coast and boardwalk of ac 78. toms river coming in at 80 degrees. future tracker six showing you the date tomorrow 6:00 o'clock in the morning it is mostly sunny, dry. no issues with precipitation. then we're track ago this upper level low shortwave that wants to move through so by 8:00 p.m. tomorrow there could be a few stray showers mainly north and west of the i-95 corridor primarily, confine north of the poconos. all and all we have a dry day with low humidity as we get into the start of the workweek tomorrow. here's the exclusive accu weather seven day forecast on monday, sunny, stray shower is
likely but again mainly north and west of philadelphia, high temperature coming in at 81 degrees. on tuesday partly sunny, high temperature in at 77. that is cool for june standard a spotty thunderstorm is likely but humidity stays low and then again most locations should stay dry by tuesday, humidity, still comfortable on wednesday a high up to 81 degrees. and then pattern changes, by thursday we are cranking up the heat, high temperature in at 90 degrees. on friday, it is hot, turning more humid, a high temperature at 93. on saturday we are staying toasty, high temperature in at 91. thunderstorms possible. humid next sunday with a shower or rum um of thunder likely otherwise a high temperature coming in at 88 degrees. after severe storms we had yesterday, we have a nice reprieve today and as we get in the start of the workweek, guys. >> thanks, melissa. >> you got it. it was a perfect day for for outdoor ohio a large group gathered on the art museum steps for this unique yoga
class. power yoga pop up event lasted for two hours, organizers say it was a good chance for people to remember to breathe, and live in the moment. >> yes, that is right. abc world news sunday is next here on channel six. "action news" continues at 11:00. don't miss "action news" at 10 on phl17. then we are back here on six abc at 11:00. for melissa magee, jeff skversky, walter perez and the entire "action news" team, i'm sarah bloomquist. we will see you right back here at 11:00 o'clock. >> ♪
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