Skip to main content

tv   News4 Today at 6  NBC  October 9, 2017 6:00am-7:00am EDT

6:00 am
the vice president. he saw nfl players kneel for the national anthem. so he walked out. this morning, we're hearing from him. plus, it is fire prevention week and we're showing you the importance of safety by starting a fire at the d.c. training academy. the nats on the road. we'll tell you how to root for the home team today. >> they're playing in chicago. we're rocking our red. >> we forgot. >> it's all right. >> sheena and i got the blue on. >> it all works out. >> it's in their uniform somewhere, right? >> that's still supporting the home team. >> good morning everyone. i'm eun yang. i'
6:01 am
aaron gilchrist. we're talking about the rain from nate. >> it yes. this is rain from nate. now it's the remnants of nate. here it is. the center of it around ohio. but the rain is out ahead of it. it's in our area right now. before you leave this morning, this is tropical rain. you will definitely be able to tell that when you step outside. it is breezy and warm and humid. most of the area is seeing steady rainfall right now. the green is showing you the lighter rainfall. pretty steady around the beltway and 95. then you start to see the yellow shaded areas. mostly west of the district right now. near quantico up to woodbridge. that is heavier rainfall we have locally. as you're waking up and walking outside. heavy rain for your morning commute starting to taper off after 9:00 a.m. a warm, humid day. speaking of the remnants of nate, though, we have video of nate's damage. hey, lauryn. >> yes. take a look at the wind, rain and storm surge nate brought to the gulf coast. many areas in mississippi and
6:02 am
flooding this weekend. the storm is now a tropical depression as it moves north. so, again, a lot of this damage just from nate. a lot of morning cleanup that begins along the gulf coast. there was a lot of wind and water. residents who lived through katrina said things could have been a lot worse. >> all right. we're going to head over to jack taylor and take a look at traffic. >> good morning, good morning. we've got a trouble spot in virginia, again, with the ramps, overpasses. typical slippery spots with the rain coming through. just be cautious. outer loop of the beltway. our crash is basically at the end of that ramp. from 50 toe the outer loop, a weird merge. you can still do it. watch for direction. swings mill road. traffic alternating by one direction at a time around that crash. new accident activity reporting along macarthur boulevard.
6:03 am
scene. back to you. >> jack, thank you. developing this morning, protection for young immigrants brought to the u.s. illegally may be in jeopardy this morning after president trump told congress his border wall must be part of the deal. >> that's not the only demand here. news 4's aimee cho is live near the white house with the other sticking points and their possible impact on our area. >> reporter: eun, molette, good morning. the administration didn't go into details about the wall. but they didn't give a specific request for funding or give a timeline for how that wall would be built. but they did make it clear that they will not be letting d.r.e.a.m.ers stay in the u.s. unless the wall is approved. other demands as well. deporting kiss who cross the border without their parents and limiting green cards to s
6:04 am
giving in to these demands. chuck schumer and nancy pelosi putting out a statement last night saying the administration can't be serious. now, if congress can't reach some sort of agreement on daca, this could put about 300,000 people at risk for being deported within the next year. eun, molette? >> amee, thank you. you're going to be seeing the name bob corker all over your social media feeds this morning. it's because of his twitter battle yesterday with president trump. we'll have details on what the republican senator is now telling "the new york times" about how he views the president coming up. now to a story that has a lot of people talking and wondering what the president was doing when he walked out of the indianapolis colts game when some players took a knee during the national anthem. so it wasn't long after the anthem that the vice president left the game
6:05 am
a decision to walk out was planned ahead of time. the vice president defended his decision, tweeting that he left, "because he and president trump will not dignify any revent that disrespects our soldiers, our flag or national anthem." he also said he didn't think it was too much for them to respect the flag at our national anthem. president trump weighed in saying he asked pence to leave in any players kneeled. one player is calling pence's move a pr stunt. >> with the information that i have, the last time he's been to a colts game is three years ago. so this looks like a pr stunt to me. he knew our team has had the most players' protests. he knew that we were probably going to do it again. >> the official for the vice president says pence was hopeful all of the players would stand during the anthem. pence served as the governor of indiana before becoming vice president. it was going to remain a
6:06 am
dallas cowboys owner jerry jones is laying down the law when it comes to players protesting during the national anthem. he said if any of the players disrespects the flag, then they won't play. jones made the comments after the game against green bay. two weeks ago, jones joined his players in kneeling for the national anthem. that came after president trump said they should fire players who refused to stand. jones is a supporter of the president and they have discussed this controversy. fresh off the national anthem controversy, today vice president pence will travel to las vegas to meet with the victims and their families. >> that in some way our hearts were impact add as well. and may your spirit bring strength and comfort to them. >> hundreds of people filled churches around vegas sunday morning looking for solace and comfort after last sunday's mass shooting. they sang, prayed and crive
6:07 am
the minister asked the victims' families and first responders to stand so they could feel the congregation support. 358 people died. hundreds were hurt by a gunman -- 58 people died. these are firefighters trying to soak the flames of a car. what you can't see is how they cut off the roof of that car to pull two people out. those people are now in critical condition. d.c. police say the car was speeding downhill crest drive southeast last night. the driver lost control and slammed into trees off the road. that's when the car burst into flames. a man who lives nearby heard what sound like an explosion. >> i was in the kitchen and i heard this huge, like, bomb bang sound. i came outside and there was like three more pops like that. and there were -- the woods were on fire. >> a third person had m
6:08 am
injuries. d.c. police are investigating whether the car was stolen because it was missing license plates. right now, a 73-year-old mother and her 50-year-old daughter are missing. arlene grant and her mother marie grant, were last seen saturday at a family party. montgomery county police say arlene has contacted family via text but has not provided information about her and her mother's whereabouts and police are worried about their emotional and physical welfare. if you see either woman, please call police. today has a lot of promise if you're a nationals fan. they're playing the cubs in the playoffs. they could take the lead. max scherzer, the nationals' ace. he says his hamstring is better, eun. >> that's a good thing. even though they're on the road, they have the momentum after saturday's awesome game. >> threaten to take the lead. in the air, z
6:09 am
at the track. and that ball is gone! >> i mean, what a moment. look at bryce. that was ryan zimmerman with a home run that pretty much shut the door for the cubs in game 2. it was looking a little rocky there. >> yes, it was. >> that home run came in the 8th inning just in time. carol maloney is in chicago for game 3 today. it starts at 4:08. good time to watch for us morning folks. >> my bedtime is 6:30. >> kick out of the company he started. we'll fill you in on the new fallout for harvey weinstein and what it means for his former film company. >> reporter: i'm angie goff here at the d.c. fire department training academy where these rooms behind me, these two rooms will look a lot different coming up. they're going to be set on fire. we're going to show you a differenhe
6:10 am
as you can see in angie's shot, it's getting windier outside, the rain heavier. especially west of the direct. that's where you see the yellow shaded areas. this is all headed into 935 and the beltway. if you're driving this morning, give yourself extra time. here's a live look outside with the rain falling. what to expect through the afternoon and the
6:11 am
6:12 am
cnarrator: ed gillespie and i wants to endis ad. a woman's right to choose. ed giof a woman'sd put thpersonal decisions,rge not women and their doctors. as governor, ed gillespie says, i would like to see abortion be banned.
6:13 am
i would like to see i would like to see i would like to see that ed gillespie never becomes governor. we've been talking about this all morning. this week is fire prevention week. we're working for you all week long to show you how every second counts when it comes to surviving a fire. >> absolutely. earlier this morning, we told you 80% of ad
6:14 am
do you know where the sprinklers are in your homes. that's an important thing to noechlt chances are that you may not even have any sprinklers. in d.c., sprinklers have only been required since 2011. in maryland, they've only been required since 2015. and take a look at this. in virginia, there are no requirements to have sprinkler systems in your home. so many homes do not have them. we want to go live to news 4's angie goff. now she's in southwest washington with more on how to improve your family's chances of survival during a fire. angie, good morning. >> there's the smoke. >> reporter: i'm showing you what's going on behind us. i'm with shane ray, the national fire sprinkler association. what's going on here? >> so you hear the smoke alarms going off. that's early warning. now in the room with fire sprinklers, you see the sprinklers activate. the spriner
6:15 am
you'll watch this side go. our promotion is the fact that you got to have smoke alarms. get out, stay out and close the door. >> wow. >> this side, you'll see how fast. it took a significant fire. the smoke alarm goes off with smoke and the sprinkler only goes off with heat. it's only the closest sprinkler to the fire that goes off. but you'll see how much smoke is jean rated from the other side. >> i feel it was less than a minute that the sprinkler was able to get this under control. does that seem to be the case? >> this sprinkler is individually heat activated. it goes off at 155 degrees. we had fire to the ceiling like in our room without fire sprinklers. there's a missing link. >> reporter: as we look at the room without a fire sprinkler, you can see how rapidly the flames are spreading. you have how long to get out of the house before it becomes deadly? >> three to five minutes. fire
6:16 am
that's what we're seeing that's changed over last 20 years. look at how toxic the smoke is. we know it will fill up a 3200 square foot house. we're about to go to what we know is flashover. even with this wind, this is not normal in your house. but it's cooling that area. now you can see the floor catch fire, you can see all the decorations catch fire. so that's what we know as flashover. put it out. >> i know you want to save your trailer. at this point we want the firefighters to move in to extinguish the fire. keep in mind, i think we hit the 2-minute mark. in less than two minutes, this entire room engulfed in flames demonstrating how deadly and quickly everything from the picture frames, the couch, the legos gone like that. >> people thought fire doubled in size. fire grows exponentially. we often underestimate it.
6:17 am
what we've seen here is a key component that says smoke alarms, fire sprinklers and firefighters. that's the key to a fire in a modern home, a modern high-rise, a modern commercial building. >> how expensive is it to retrofit your house or to install sprinklers? >> retrofit is about double the cost is what it is when new. the codes required in new construction and that's where washington, d.c. and the state of maryland is one of those places that's led the country with the requirements. other states haven't done that. but new construction is what the code focuses on. then the old construction is when you bring it up, remodel, when you change it. those are times you ought to consider adding a component to it. >> reporter: we have more information up an our app about the different sprinkler laws. we want to let you know that we also -- although it's a controlled burn. we're completely safe. you guys made sure of that.
6:18 am
thank you for the demonstration to show just how much a difference this really can make. i know coming up later this hour, we're going to be joined again by sher, grogg who lost six members of her family to a fire. she has more tips to keep in mind as we talk about fire prevention week and how to keep your family safe. >> angie, thank you. eye-opening to see the different side by side, the space with the sprinkler and without. >> minutes to get out of house. thank you. it's 6:18. fathers, grand fathers, uncles and mentors provided an invaluable perspective for young men. prince george's county school is celebrating with men make a difference day. any male role model can go to their young man's school and participate in activities. every school has something unique going on today. >> sounds like a great event. the importance of the role models. it doesn't have to be a parent or teacher but someone who is guiding, providing inspiratio
6:19 am
the school. >> makes a big difference. >> huge difference. especially at a young age. talking about rain. it's here. we need it. >> we do need it. yes. we've been dry for a while. we need the rain. we're going to get a good soaking. >> all-day event? >> no. mostly for the morning commute. which is why we have the weather alert out just for the morning hours. it's annoying when you're driving with the rain on the road. because of the timing. this weekend it was warm, felt like summer. i was in strut your mutt. look at all these dogs. look at everybody. tank tops and shorts. there's me and my dog. strut your mutt. we were walking to help raise money for homeless animals. there's live overcrowding in the shelters. it raised thousands of dollars and thank you to everyone who came out for this. we were walking to help raise money and we did. a lot of people out there really enjoying the day. very dif
6:20 am
what we had over the weekend. we're looking at rain moving into the area. everyone seeing the rainfall here in maryland. you have lighter rain except if you're up near frederick and gaithersburg. in the district, more moderate rain. heavier rain to the west with oranges and yellows. woodward, down to quantico. near the beltway now. that's where we're looking at more moderate rainfall. 81. martinsbu martinsburg. extending to frederick and gaithersburg. even near leesburg with moderate to heavy rain. we have a weather alert out this morning. mainly for the morning commute. that's where we expect the heaviest rain throughout the day. breezy and humid through your monday rain chances increase through the rest of the week. more rain chances in the forecast. we're in the mid to low 70s right now. it is warm and humid and breezy. we have a south wind sustained around 15 miles an hour. we'll see wind gusts near 30 as we go through the day today. by 9:00 a.m., a lot of the showers will start to taper off. we could have a few leftover this afternoo
6:21 am
drier day. you'll see the clouds around. then wednesday, our rain chances come back. we're looking at those rain chances wednesday through friday. if you're exercising today, at least this morning, probably better inside. later today, mainly dry. but warm and humid and breezy. 80s tomorrow as well. we finally get into the 730s as we end out the week. let's check the wet roads this morning in your commute with jack taylor. >> good morning. it's never a good sign. wet and monday. we'll see how things go volumewise for the morning rush hour this morning. minnesota avenue at randle circle. back alternating by this yash. activity in la plata the hawthorne road al mitt miller hill road. all lanes blocked there. back to you.
6:22 am
wild new video of a man hanging on to the front of a maryland school bus as it drives down the road. the
6:23 am
6:24 am
6:24 is your time now. the wirnt olympics in south korea now just four months away. >> it's gone by fast. the attention of the world along with the athletes, media and fans will only help south korea's rapidly growing tourism industry. a few months ag
6:25 am
korea and talked with the tourism organization. last year alone 17 million tourists visited south korea from the mountains to hiking and beautiful beaches. the country has something for everyone. >> it's surrounded by the sea. the coast is very complicated. it's also very beautiful. >> this is the part of korea that a lot of people don't know about. tonight at 5:00, i'm going to take a closer look at what is driving tourism in south korea, including the rich culture and the delicious food. you have to try some molette. >> i want to. a new twitter battle for president trump and this time, his rival is a republican senator. we'll break down the online fight that heated up while you were sleeping. >> reporter: what do you do with a lot of land around metro stations? you sell it off and you develop it. i'm adam tuss.
6:26 am
happening and how it's going to impact you, coming up. we're getting much-needed and welcome rain across the region. this is from remnants of nate. it is racing out of here. how does your aftnoon er
6:27 am
6:28 am
'saved money on motorcycle insurance with geico. goin' up the country. later, gary' i have a motorcycle! wonderful. ♪ ♪ i'm goin' up the country, baby don't you wanna go? ♪ ♪ i'm goin' up the country, baby don't you wanna go? ♪
6:29 am
great rates for great rides. good morning efrp. i'm eun yang. i'm molette green in for aaron gilchrist. we've been talking about it all morning. storm team weather alert day. we have a lot of action, rain on the radar as we start off your monday morning. >> we're seeing a lot of wind too as tropical depression nate moves across our area. molette, a lot to clean up as it moves through the gulf coast over the weekend. now, it is hitting us just in
6:30 am
we're working for you with team coverage. >> we're going to begin with sheena parveen in the storm team 4 weather center. good morning. >> good morning. i'm with lauryn ricketts and we're talking about a rainy monday. >> yes. fortunately, it's moving out as quickly as when it made landfall yesterday morning. >> now, we're seeing the remnants of nate. it's bringing us a lot of rainfall locally. the area of low pressure right around ohio. the rain is out ahead of it. locally, we have heavier rainfall shown by the yellow, mostly west of the district. but that is moving in. even down 95 near quantico, woodbridge, that's heavier rain too. by lunchtime, we'll start to see things taper off. i would say after 9:00 a.m. by lunchtime, we could have a couple showers around. breezy, gusty at times and very humid with temperatures staying in the 80s. we'll take a close look at the timing through the day hour by hour and talk about what's expected the rest of the
6:31 am
commute, let's check on the roads with jack. good morning. >> you always wet it down, it causes trunls. on 50 westbound, john anson highway, freeway airport. crash has two right lanes getting by. fire and rescue may have had one or two vehicles involved in the accident. we also have an issue in southeast blocking minnesota avenue at randle circle. there was a crash that brought a pole and wires down. you've got utility crews on scene as well. in virginia, outer ramp, arlington boulevard, on 50 west to the outer loop in that surface roadway. good news. that crash has cleared. that was right in the shot. good news. everything is open again. 50, outer loop beltway ramp. it's 6:31. we have breaking news in the race for virginia governor. a brand new poll shows democrat ralph northam still leading ed gillespie. the poll conducted by the wason
6:32 am
center for public policy shows him up 49 p% to 42%. the libertarian candidate gets 3% of the poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.3%. this woman's family is desperately trying to track her down right now. take a look at christine raymond. she went missing just a few hours ago. prince william county police say she walked away from the holiday inn in woodward. she's 68 years old and she may need help right now. she's wearing a red long sleeve shirt and green pants. if you see her, please call prince william county police. here are your other top stories we're following for you today. a list of demands could derail any hope of a deal shielding thousands of young undocumented immigrants from deportation. over night, the white house released a set of priorities that must be included in any agreement to extend the daca
6:33 am
the priorities include overhauling the green card system, a crackdown on unaccompanied minors entering the country and building the border wall. vice president mike pence catching some heat for walking out of indianapolis colts game yesterday. it happened after several players took a knee during the national anthem. some people are calling the move a publicity stunt. vice president defended his decision, tweeting that he left because he and president trump will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our flag and national anthem. it is columbus day today. that means some changes on the roads. hov rules do not apply today on 66 or 395. reversible roads, including rock creek park, stay in weekend mode. metro opened at 5:00 a.m. if you are planning to park in the district, you do not need to pay meters in most areas. good to know. because i might park at a meter and pay anyway. you may start to notice changes
6:34 am
might use for your morning commute. >> we've been waiting for this for a very long time in prince george's county. new development happening at the new carrollton metro station. news 4's adam tuss live with what we can expect here. hey, adam? >> reporter: hey, molette. this is actually a big initiative of prince george's county leadership as you know. here at new carrollton, a lot of land out here that can be redeveloped. there was just a groundbreaking for a new headquarters for kaiser permanente coming to new carrollton. this is going to be part of a much larger redevelopment of the new carrollton station. take a look at a couple of the renderrings that show the buildout. not only metro here, but you have amtrak and mark here. what if you could live, work, play in this area? that's what so much of our region is going through right now. all this transit-oriented development, it's called, to build around metro stations
6:35 am
play where they're going to be. we're talking about well over 1,000 residential units that could be here. ground floor retail. people who use this metro station really need to get used to the fact that there's going to be a lot of construction going on here, which is already started. this is a plan to build out the station that lasts 20 years. you should expect that there's going to be a lot of activity around this metro station. there are other stations going through this. metro has a lot of land around it. stations that it wants to sell to developers and, in turn, attract new riders that could yoot system. it's kind of a win-win for everybody here. new carrollton is the latest station to go through this development. oh, and don't forget, the purple line also slated to come through here. we could be seeing a big change for prince george's county, guys. back to you. >> indeed. adam tuss live in new carrollton this morning. thank you. it's 6:35. president trump is picking a fight with another republican senator. bob corker of tennessee. >> this morning, corker is fing
6:36 am
the president tweeted several times about corker saying at one point he "didn't have the guts to run for reelection." . corker tweeted back calling the white house a "adult daycare center." but that wasn't it. last night corker spoke to "the new york times" and said the president was treating his office like a "reality show." . corker announced last month he was not going to run for reelection. the cover of the new york daily news seems to say it all. harv heaved. harvey weinstein was fired by the weinstein company, which he co-founded with his brother. several women, including star ashley judd, accused weinstein of sexual misconduct and harassment. in a recent new york times article. after the article came out, several high-powered women threatened to stop working with the company if weinstein stayed on. in a statement to the times, weinstein apologized for his
6:37 am
good. >> school bus scare here. a man clinging to the front of a maryland school bus with an angry plea. up next, the story behind this bizarre theme that had the children screaming for help. we are working for you on this storm team weather
6:38 am
6:39 am
6:40 am
so this video was showing up all over social media. and here's why. take a look at this. an angry man clinging to the
6:41 am
driving down road in baltimore county. you can hear in the background, there are kids screaming because they're scared. >> yeah. we know the story behind this crazy video. the man on the hood, his name is laverne durand. he was upset because someone on the bus apparently threw a bottle out the window. that bottle hit his car. >> so police say durand wanted to get the bus driver to stop the bus and open the door so he can confront the person who threw the bottle. the bus driver said he was scared for the students' safety, would not stop. instead, drove to the police station. >> that man is now facing several charges this morning. >> it was headed to to you son. none of students was hurt. imagine that bus driver being in a position where he still has to drive slowly, not harm the man clinging to the bus and making sure the kids were safe. >> talk about road rage. really? >> the bus drivers have a tough job. let me
6:42 am
laur lourin. >> it is a federal holiday. so the commute will be low. we'll talk to jack taylor in a minute from wotp. however, it looks like we may be able to get a little bit of sunshine for your monday afternoon. we're going to talk about it. sheena has the timing and the ten-day forecast coming up in a few minutes. might want to hold on to that sunshine chatter. for now, unfortunately, slow traffic southbound on 95 into quantity quo. the crash was moved over to the shoulder. this was 95 southbound. northbound has been great. so far no issues. you're good to go. las vegas strong. new video of the tribute one week after tragedy. >> and the surprising comments from one congressman about gun control. >> reporter: after fire erupted in both of theoo
6:43 am
me, one is still intact. the other one completely charred. what made the alex: when i was 11 years old, a man broke into the house and he sexually assaulted me. thankfully, in my case, the police caught him, but there are so many survivors that live knowing that their attacker is still out there. ♪ thank you mark herring,
6:44 am
and for making this a priority, for all of the victims out there. mark: i'm mark herring, candidate for attorney general, and i sponsored this ad. cnarrator: ed gillespie and i wants to endis ad. a woman's right to choose. ed giof a woman'sd put thpersonal decisions,rge not women and their doctors. as governor, ed gillespie says, i would like to see abortion be banned. if ed gillespie would like to see abortion banned, i would like to see i would like to see i would like to see that ed gillespie never becomes governor.
6:45 am
right now at 6:45, a weather warning. storm team 4
6:46 am
weather alert. a whole lot of rain from tropical depression nate. look at the radar. it's going to continue for several hours. >> we have team coverage working for you with that forecast and what it's like there on the roads. we'll check back in with sheena parveen and lauryn ricketts and wtop's jack taylor in just a few minutes. developing this morning. protection for young immigrants brought to the u.s. illegally may be in jeopardy this morning after president trump told congress his border wall must be part of this deal. >> that's not the only demand here either. news 4's aimee cho is live near the white house with the other sticking points and the possible impact in our area. amee? >> reporter: eun, molette, good morning. the administration didn't go into details about their demand for the border wall. they didn't give a specific request for money or a timeline for how that wall to be built. but they made it clear here, not open to letting d.r.e.a.m.ers stay in the u.s.
6:47 am
any other anti-immigration demands. federal funding for sanctuary cities. deporting kids who cross the border without their parents and limiting the green cards to spouses and children. democrats say they're not only considering giving in to these demands. last night, chuck schumer and nancy pelosi saying the administration can't be serious. if they don't reach an agreement on daca, this could put about 300,000 people at risk of being deported within the next year. we've live at the white house. aimee cho, news 4. >> aimee, thank you. a lot of people are wondering whether vice president mike pence committed some sort of pr stunt yesterday. the vice president walked out of the indianapolis colts game after some players took a knee during the national anthem. >> performing our national anthem. >> a senior official for pence ys
6:48 am
was planned ahead of time. the vice president defended his decision tweeting that he left because he and president trump will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our flag or our national anthem. president trump weighed in saying he asked mr. pence to leave if if any players kneeled. after the game, eric reed, a player for the san francisco 49 rts says pence's move looked like a publicity stunt to him. new video showing the famous sign welcoming people to sin city going dark to honor the victims of the worst mass shooting in modern u.s. history. today, vice president mike pence will travel to vegas to meet with the victims and their families. >> most of the lights along the iconic las vegas strip dimmed last night. the timing marked one week since a gunman opened fire on a country music concert, killing 58 people and injuring more than 500. in the last week, we've seen
6:49 am
the fight over gun control. democrats have already introduced legislation after the shooting. but overall, republicans are holding strong in their opposition to new gun control laws. that includes house majority whip steve scalise who was shot by a gunman over the summer. here's what he said on "meet the press." >> it is a long history in our country to make sure you protect the rights of citizens to bear arms. >> is it unlimited? >> it is. >> you believe it's unlimited? >> you've seen limits put in place chuck and you've seen laws on the books and those are -- >> you're right in the sense that there are already limits on the gun ownership. but frankly, let's go out and enforce those laws. >> some top republicans have said they are open to looking at banning bump stock. those are devices that enable semiautomatic weapons to fire like machine guns. you're taking a look at d.c. firefighters trying to put out a car fire. what you can't see here is how
6:50 am
car to pull two people out and those people are now in critical condition. there's a third person suffering minor injuries and recovering. d.c. police say the car was speeding downhill crest drive southeast, in southeast last night. that driver lost control, slammed into some trees and that car burst into flames. they're investigating whether the car was stolen because it was missing license plates. it's now 6:50. news 4 is working for you. it's fire prevention week. we want to show you just how important it is to have a plan in case of a fire. >> take a look here. >> in the room with fire sprinklers, you see the sprinklers activated. so the sprinklers control when the fire on this side. >> the last 30 minutes, d.c. fire and ems set this trailer on fire. within moments, it was completely engulfed. this can happen at any time. but fall is
6:51 am
live from the d.c. fire training academy to explain why. ang angie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning eun and molette. just took two minutes. you saw it live this hour for that room to go entirely up in flames. right now i'm joined by d.c. fiern and ems. captain and young the tony falwell, the battalion chief. you wanted to send important information to d.c. residents. >> right. i want to reiterate to the d.c. residents for those who know and don't know, now it is required that all homes have smoke detection on every level of the home and inside of each of the sleeping areas based on the fire code. that has changed. as you can see, based on the demonstration this morning, sprinkler systems play a crewial role in the preservation of life and property. but early notification is the key. you got to be notified to get ou. th
6:52 am
we want to thank the firefighters for helping us out with the demo. sher. grogg wants to share four things to remember going into the season. >> practice at home fire escape plan, both at morning and the nighttime. a lot of fires happen in the night. actually, to make sure you kek your smoke detectors twice a year. not to overload your outlets and give space heaters space. >> all great tips. i know chief ray, we saw how fast it happened. >> fire is fast. fire sprinklers are faster. smoke alarms, fire sprinklers and firefighters, all key to survival. >> reporter: national fire sprinkler association, common voice and d.c. fire and ems, thank you for making this possible. it's a lot of information. we're going to share all of that in our nbc washington app. a lot of links and resources and tips to keep your family safe. >> thank you for sharing those life-saving tips this morning.
6:53 am
how important it is to review the safety plans, check your smoke detectors. >> we learned a lot this morning from her in those demonstrations too. you got to get out of the house. only minutes. >> sheena, you're telling us about the rain that has moved in. >> yes. >> how much rain we're going to get. when it's going to end. >> it's not a good commute, look at this. live shot in d.c. looking at the roads. the roads are already wet. you still see the rain falling here. take it slower this morning on the roads. give yourself more distance between you and the car in front of you. if the kids have to go to school today, i know some kids who don't have school. rain boots today, the umbrella, rain coat and across the area, pretty good rainfall. most of it is on the moderate side now. the yellow shaded areas show moderate rain. orange shows you where it's heavier. we have rain falling through much of northern maryland right now. bethesda, through the
6:54 am
towards fauquier county, leesburg seeing that too. martinsburg, rain. so the heaviest rain will be around for the morning commute, which is why there's a weather alert today. tapering off by 9:00 a.m. we'll see cooler temperatures later this week. we're still going to keep the rain chances in the forecast. it's not going to be a dry week like it was last week. we'll have more rain chances in the forecast. but a warmer weekend is also in the forecast, too. i'll show that you in a second. temperatures are warm. mid to low 70s. it is humid outside. it is windy with that rainfall. as well, we have a south wind coming in. could be gusting near 30 miles an hour later on today. here's future weather. kind of starting to break up by 10:00 a.m. through the afternoon, we can still see a few lingering showers. tomorrow is going to be a cloudy day. but mostly dry. the rain chances do return as we go into wednesday. that's going to last wednesday through friday. so the rain chances do come back. look at the temperatures, though. we'll be back down into the mid to low 70s. into the
6:55 am
up, though. around 80 degrees. now let's check your roads on this rainy monday morning. your commute is jack taylor. hey, jack. >> sheena thanks. good morning. we had our troubles in la plata. ongoing investigation. hawthorne is closed near miller hill road. be aware as you head through that area. also, out of new market, eastbound on 70 toward mt. airy, it crashed. near the truck parking and arrest lot on the right side of the roadway. do be quashes. inbound on macarthur boulevard, we had a crash. it was reported as a vehicle on its side. haven't heard much more. plan ahead just in case. back to you. thank you, jack. nats fans are sending good vibes to max scherzer. the ace is on the mound in the playoffs this afternoon. the nationals have a chance to take the series lead today. >> we're going to do it. they're on the road in chicago. so far both teams have showed off some really stellar
6:56 am
pitching. >> they're tied one game apiece. best of five game in this series. go nats. it's going to be warmer. >> it's 6:56. four things to know before you head out the door. columbus day. it's a federal holiday. that means there are changes on the roads. hov rules do not apply on 66 or 395. most parking is free everywhere in the area. make sure you double-check the signs, though. you can head to the nbc washington app to look at the holiday changes. harvey weinstein fired by his company. several women accused him of sexual miss an much conduct and harassment in a recent article. you can read the company statement about that firing on the nbc washington app. >> protection for young immigrants brought to the u.s. illegally may be in jeopardy this morning after president trump told congress his border wall must be part of the deal. more on this story coming up next on the "today" show. >> don't leave out of the house without your umbrellas. it's a
6:57 am
meanwhile, nate weakening as it's in our area right now -- now a tropical depression this morning. people along the gulf coast cleaning up after that damage that it left behind over the weekend. and temperatures will be in the low 80s. it's going to be a little breezy. the rain moving out of here quickly. it is a weather alert day. watch for the rain. moving out of here by noon and showers this week. lauryn, thanks so much. thanks for joining us for "news4 today." the "today" show is next. >> we'll be back in 25 minutes with
6:58 am
6:59 am
what can you do with two bacon, egg anfor $5 from dunkin'? settle a debt. make a friend. save the day. or keep 'em both for this handsome devil. with two bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches for $5 the future is in your hands. america runs on dunkin'.
7:00 am
good morning. battle royale, a tense feud heating up between president trump and a top republican senator who claims the president's threats could lead to world war 3, and compares the white house to an adult day care center. trump pushing back on twitter, while delivering more cryptic threats about the north korean crisis. >> you'll figure that out pretty soon. >> so what will the response be and when? day of downpours, nate set to deliver soaking rains from the south to new england today after slamming the gulf coast as a hurricane. major flooding across that region. tens of thousands now without power.


info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on