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we showed you just a minute ago that we will show you the live map. the tippography is such and -- typography is such as the prevailing winds aren't howling that hard, but there is funneling going on. do you see the ravines? they are being funneled. at the surface the winds are nothing over 30 miles an hour. as you would look at the fire scene that i want you to see it that i'm almost certain that firefighters, this is the kind of thing that you'll need to get out of the way, talking about the fire break. a lot of this stuff that you cannot get in front of the fire with that kind of speed. here we are coming up with a lot of flames. how high the flames are, also that you do see some -- see some trees. if you haven't been out there, it is dry stuff and the wind is blowing 20 miles an hour, 30
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miles an hour, moving 20 to 30 miles an hour along the ground. six fire trucks. that if looks like they will make it stay on this community for this area with some homes. but this fire, their textbook wildfire that's not in the hills, that you will watch them burn up on the ridgeline. this fire is moving, moving along the ground very fast in a very dangerous fire. the concerns here is that we're not seeing the air drops. that it does not concern me, but i'm wondering why and what their reasoning is that they probably have too much smoke in their area to get down on it, but that they will give you a good idea. do you see the swirling there? the flames are in the front there. that's the wind being created
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by the fire that you'll get so hot. do you see it swirling? >> look at how close those structures, that home is. >> yeah, this is a classic extremely dangerous wildfire as you're watching it live. based on such what i know and where the fire is that you've got funneling in those surface winds that are howling. again, fuel moistures, julie and frank is 3% to 4%. that's as dry as dry can be. >> a matter of minutes where the flames will come up right on that house right there. and then we have reported an unknown number of structures and homes that have been lost in this fire. >> that is interesting to me, bill, 700 firefighters are fighting it, 0% containment at this point, but you're saying you haven't seen any air drops. i haven't seen any helicopters flying overhead. >> the only thing is a possibility of a drone. remember that there was a fire in southern california on the highway or the drones were in the area and they needed to pull back all the fire fighting helicopters because of the danger of the drone. >> and they do that, julie, you're right. i don't know, there is so much smoke in the air.
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when he pulls back you look at the smoke that they do have restrictions for vision. for these drops. so maybe they cannot see it, but again that what you're seeing here is what california is worried about the most. that these wildfires, they have all the ingredients to be a nasty, nasty fire with the big winds. >> they have a lot of work ahead, thank you. we are keeping our eye on this fire. stay with ktvu for continuing coverage on this developing story. we'll have the very latest in all of our newscast. we are also posting updates onfacebook, twitter, and our ktvu mobile app. all right, from southern california we now head to lake county in the north. new developments in the clayton fire. cal fire says that crews are making a lot of progress. sky fox was overhead about an hour ago. no sign at all of the fire advancing. some evacuated areas also reopened this afternoon. authorities now say that the fire is 20% contained with full containment expected on sunday. 4,000 acres have burned.
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instruction teams are working to find out -- construction teams are working to find out how many buildings were destroyed. right now that number stands at 175. >> the man accused of starting the fire is due in court tomorrow. 40-year-old damin anthony pashilk faces a number of charges including arson and aggravated arson. pashilk has a prison record, serving a five-year sentence on drug possession and firearm charges. while in prison he was trained as an inmate firefighter. pashilk is a construction worker born in san francisco. right now though he's being held in the lake county jail with that first court appearance set for tomorrow in clearlake. >> right now we want to show you exactly where this fire is located. it started off of highway 29 and clayton creek road. that's why it's called the clayton fire. that is on the southeast side of clearlake. >> we'll get more development from -- from ktvu tom vacar, where people believe a suspect
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has been arrested, but many people are also angry. >> reporter: well they are angry. you have to recognize that some of them are just now starting to come back to see what will be left from their neighborhood. in some cases they are pleasantly surprised in many cases. but they are dismayed because everything that they own is gone or destroyed. while they are naturally happy and re-- naturally happy and relieved that there is dread that more fires may come. marrow marty -- mario martinez lost his home over the weekend, a home he built with his own hands. nonetheless martinez wants real justice, not just an accused man who is currently easy to blame. >> nobody is guilty until the law proves that, the judge. if he's guilty, then he'll have to pay whatever the law says.
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>> doug james' home a few blocks away was spared, but he feels that the afternest is -- but he nears that the arsonist is a menace and should get the most. >> and beyond punishment? >> i think that there are so many people affected that they should give their opinion on how he has impacted their lives. >> reporter: they have three locations right in the community where fires have ravaged the region for the last three years. employees here have had to deal with the tragedies of so many victims. not just right after the fire, but for all the members since. we asked the employees if the man announced yesterday who was charged with arson is convicted what should be the appropriate penalty assuming it gets to trial? >> somebody will get a hold of him in jail. and somebody knows somebody who lost their house. and it is a small area. so hopefully that somebody will take care of him before he gets
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to trial. >> throw away the key. never see the day, the light of day, you know, again. and because that you have put so many people's lives in jeopardy, disrupted so many lives. you know, precious things that cannot be replaced. >> reporter: these are goats that were actually locked up in a barn. and those goats that were locked up in the barn have been let loose by firefighters and animal control folks just to make sure -- just to make sure that a they have some grazing to go to, and to make sure that they have some water. on this street alone we saw a turkey, we saw a horse. we have seen all of these goats and a whole lot of other things. one of the things that happens in all these fires is the animal control folks and the firefighters are also looking out for the animals and in some cases actually feeding them. reporting live tom vacar ktvu fox 2 news. >> tom, you've been up there a couple of days now. how does today compare to yesterday? are you starting to see? i don't know, life coming back
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to a little bit more normal? >> reporter: only very, very slowly. people as i say they are coming back, but there is no power here yet for a lot of people. none of the stores are open. some of them are destroyed and the situation is really, really fluid at this point. and that many people are still down on their various shoulders as they are trying to figure it out that fog will be back to normal until the power is restored, which will happen over the weekend. by next week that you'll start seeing the signs of normalcy. but that it is never normal again. this will be one of the historical points for the people to live here -- live here for the next 20 to 30 years for them psychologically. >> yeah, tom vacar in lower lake tonight. tom, thank you. well tonight the lake county district attorney's office is telling us that the man accused of setting the clayton fire has been under investigation for more than a year. this afternoon that ktvu tara moriarty talked to people who
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know that the 40-year-old damin pashilk and they say that he could not have done it. >> reporter: kayla main and her four children have been staying with their mom's home when flames whipped through their neighborhood. >> i couldn't get my son's medicine. i couldn't get up there to get diapers, wipes, nothing if i wanted to. we don't have the money to keep doing this, you know. it is not fair. >> reporter: this is the second time that she has been displaced by fires. they believe that damin pashilk is responsible. he lives two doors down from kayla's mother valerie. >> he is harmless. >> reporter: valerie says she has known the suspect for 27 years. >> i don't see him doing it. he wouldn't do that. he wouldn't put kids in danger, he wouldn't put the people in danger like that, i don't see it. >> reporter: they describe him as a handyman in and out of trouble with the law that officials say he served a five- year sentence in 2002 on drug possession and firearm charges. sources close to the investigation say they only
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recently received information tieing pashilk to the clayton fire and 16 other small fires set over the past year. >> we've been on high alert after a series of fires, even as of last week that we would have several fires off of highway 29. >> reporter: officials say he trained as an inmate while serving time in state prison and from april through july of 2007. >> i think that this will be even worse that ten years ago they would work to put out these fires to build their containment. here we are ten years later, where we believe that he will be starting them. >> they just hope that the person responsible, that they would pay. >> reporter: the fire was right there. you know, and that it is child endangerment as they would get sick. it's ridiculous. it said that dry threats from their explicative are plenty, but nevertheless that they are still threats to be taken
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seriously. we don't know what he meant by that, but investigators are looking into everything in regards to his background. that he will be arraigned in court in clearlake tomorrow afternoon at 1:15. in lower lake i'm tara moriarty, ktvu fox 2 news. on you'll find more on the situation there in lake county including information on how to help out and donate. just click on the story near the top of our home page. still to come here, he is known for his disguise while robbing the bay area banks. at 6:30, new developments for the alleged dreaded bandit. as he stood in front of the judge today. and we are following breaking news on the fire in southern california with our own firelines in the northern portion of the state as we'll talk about that and their temperatures that are heating up around here. we'll see you after the break. but at first forced out. a group providing their low cost mental health services in san francisco that could soon be convicted to build new housing. the reference now to relocate.
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california's clean air laws we've cut toxic pollution. we're seeing fewing cases of asthma in kids. and the new clean energy economy has created more than half a million jobs. i'm tom steyer. just when we're making progress, the oil companies are trying to weaken our clean air laws. but we can stop them. send them a message. we're going to protect our kids - not their profits. ♪
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fears that a san francisco sedative may be kicked out of their building after nearly 40 years of service. ktvu's paul chambers is in the city where workers at the psychological services building, that they will try to raise money so they could move to a new location, paul? >> and that is correct now.
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but the center will provide all types of mental health services for people that will be here throughout san francisco. but the director just recently learned that the building that they will be in might be demolished with housing put in their place. >> the city on the third floor of this building on haze near hayder street, which will stand for hate ashbury psychological services. >> we will serve the working pour in san francisco and they will make $1,000 a month or $1,500 a month and they really need to get that therapy. and if it wasn't for those places that they will not be able to get that at all. >> they might soon come to an end. and that they will say that to me to be turned into condos. and i said what? >> and according to the city and the county of san francisco and their department of the building inspection, and their building website that they would file for their request
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last october to exist those qualifications for a city that will need more housing. >> if we don't exist that there will be a lot of people that will not just do services, that it will be the people that could easily fall through the cracks. just less and less resources at a time where there will be so much going on in a city where we will need more and more resources for mental health. >> reporter: she hat been with the -- she has been with the city since the 80s. these offices are all that they would know through most of their professional careers. now with the threat of moving it all they create add gofundme account to make sure that they could move. >> they would really break my heart and if we would close, you know, that we will be fighters here. and we are not giving up. >> the center is on a month-to- month lease to give them 30 days to vacate as we would reach out to the owners, but they did not hear back from them. and as well as their website on ktvu that they will click on
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web links, frank? >> 40 years of service there. paul chambers in san francisco, thank you. >> and san francisco police, they are now calling the death of the man at the westfield mall the suspicious death instead of the homicide. but the 28-year-old was found dead in their stairwell of the emergency exit last wednesday morning. and the medical examiner's office still hasn't determined the cause of death. and police are not saying why they would need to change their classification that they are saying that they are not ruling out the possibility of homicide. >> police in san leandro has released new information about the suspect and the attempted kidnapping of the woman last month. that they would create this sketch of the suspect that they say that they would use pepper spray on the woman that he was walking to work and that he would try to drag her to their car before someone saw what was happening, that they would get involved to save the woman as they say that two other women have since come forward to say that they would also need to contact the same initial attack
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early morning on july 28. and that investigators say that they would hit in between those parked cars to surprise their victims, described as a black man between 25 to 30 years old with the the goatee and that the car is described as a silver nissan sentura with the gray or aftermath wheels. >> the state wildlife officials would kill that four-foot alligator today, spotted along the banks of alameda creek in niles canyon. ktvu tells us that how that alligator would come to be living in the bay area water way will be up for debate. >> the hikers would see this 4- foot alligator in alameda creek yesterday that they will snap that picture to notify their authorities. but they couldn't find it yesterday, but they came back this morning to look again. >> and that we're going to go out to try to confirm if there is or not in alameda creek. >> reporter: those that hike along the creek say that having
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the alligator nearby will be a scary proposition that they were killed by a much larger alligator in june. >> it could be provoked if you would see them running by or walking by that it is not just the humans in danger, but also the animal itself that will be in danger. >> reporter: they found them this mornings setting themselves on the rock that they would rule out trying to capture it. >> we heard that the shot could not go out to turn it around. >> so we shot it. we euthanized it. >> they will need to put them in the cage to card it off that they were hoping that they would simply catch the alligator. >> it is pet i inhumane for them. and that it will be somewhere else. >> reporter: it is a matter of public safety. it is very, very difficult to tranquilize the alligator from the distance, that they will be very spooky around people. if we would try to get close to it that they will lose it and we couldn't take that chance. >> reporter: they are not native to california. fish and wildlife said that the young alligator most likely started out as a pet until the owner abandoned it in the creek. >> they are difficult to take
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care of, they grow, they are aggressive. people don't want to euthanize it to get in trouble so they have them and they find a place to release them. >> reporter: it is against the threw have an alligator in california. and today is an example of what could happen when someone has a pet alligator. in fremont rob roth, ktvu fox 2 news. we were tracking the temperatures that we would have around here today. the fire is behind us. live camera shot. we just want you to see this, the fire down southern california now. it looks like the warnings in this area, we are on the story, but just moments ago that we would have what looks to be a neighborhood that is having some significant problems with structures on fire. and you would have people living in this area, this fire that is growing rapidly, well over 4,000 acres now. winds are strong. i mean look at that smoke plume that we're seeing the funneling. but i'm pretty sure what's happening here that the surface winds are actually stronger than the upper level winds perhaps because you will get a little wind that will be racing
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down. i mean the pictures are very come e pelling that they are still very compelling, but a live story that's happening now that if you zoom in that you'll notice that people are living in this area with structures on fire at this hour. i don't know if we'll see them here, but we have firefighters on the ground. you can just see it. listen, this is the wind, right? the fire is jumping, moving very rapidly. we'll have more on this obviously as we will head into the next half hour or so, so stay with us. as far as your weather tomorrow it will be almost the same. these are the highs today. highs tomorrow about the same, warmer as we head towards your weekend. >> still to come here, unvaccinated children being sent home from school. >> that put other kids at risk when they don't have vaccines. >> up next the new law that is now in place that would have some parents relieved and others scrambling. >> also ahead the 49ers reach across the bay to dry to plug a hole in their quarterback
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position. gasia mikaelian shows us -- jason appelbaum shows us who the 49ers picked up later in sports.
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students are heading back to school tomorrow. for the first time they require all of them to be properly vaccinated unless they have a medical exemption. ktvu alex savage says that some parents are left scrambling. >> reporter: and so today they
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are full of kids that are getting shots. >> i think that it is great, making me comfortable knowing that my daughter is going to school with other students that are vaccinated and i don't have to worry. >> reporter: this year they require kids to be vaccinated unless they are exempted for medical reasons. at san jose unified they would have 36 out of 32,000 students with the exemption. >> so they will protect your child, it protects your neighbor's child and it will protect that baby who is too young to get immunized. >> reporter: those without their proper vaccination will get sent home. >> as we explain to them when we call them that they will not be allowed to attend school. we'll ask their parents to tell them to come pick them up again. she has two kids in the union school district. she'll tell you that she does not believe in one size fits all policy when it comes to immunization. >> there is no pediatrician in the area that we will see my kids.
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because of my concerns over the vaccinations. >> and so stine would refer that her doctor would write a medical exemption for both her kids. >> we will travel to monterey and pay out a pocket. and that they would look at their test results that they will hear my kid's histories. and to write their medical exemption. they will both be starting school tomorrow. >> reporter: still under the new law that it is likely that they will be immunized. for that parents are grateful. >> that will put the other kids in risk when they don't have vaccines. and so that it is the philosophy that i feel very comfortable. >> reporter: the unified school district that they will be made and for example that they will be working their way through their immunization process that they will be allowed to come to track their progress. in san jose ann rubin ktvu fox 2 news. we will reach out to the other school districts today that the officials with san
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francisco's unified they told us that they have not turned away any students who will be missing vaccinations. instead they will get a written notice, detailing which vaccinations will be missing. then they will have ten days to update their vaccination records before the child will be forced to stay home. last year the kindergarten vaccination rate in san francisco, that it was 93%. all right coming up next here the race for the white house, that it will be heating up. >> it is law and order as we need to obey the laws so we don't have the attention. >> up next the latest from the campaign trail and the new polls that could mean trouble for donald trump. and also he's notorious for his disguise, while allegedly robbing bay area banks. new developments for the so- called dreaded bandit who stood in front of the judge today. plus, a solar energy project. and they would be halted by something thousands of years old. the six-acre site in the south bay at the center of the problem. ktvu fox 2 news at 6:30 is next.
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california's clean air laws we've cut toxic pollution. we're seeing fewing cases of asthma in kids. and the new clean energy economy
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has created more than half a million jobs. i'm tom steyer. just when we're making progress, the oil companies are trying to weaken our clean air laws. but we can stop them. send them a message. we're going to protect our kids - not their profits. ♪
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here is a look at tonight's top story as the wildfire is burning out of control in southern california at this hour here, the live pictures right now from the scene. that fire jumped interstate 15 and television that they will show the flames were destroying their structures as you can see there that they


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