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news, a four-alarm fire at a historic church is under control in west philadelphia, but the damage is done. those flames tore through good shepherd presbyterian at 9:00 a.m. this morning and they kept on burning. crews only got the upper hand in the past hour. chopper 6 hd is live over what is left of this buildings which is more than 100 years old. many people will be feeling the loss, because this church served five different congregations. jennifer joyce is live on the -- jeanette reyes is live on landsdown avenue. it's burning into the afternoon. >> reporter: that's right, firefighters had a tough job ahead of them, but they did a good job, despite doing a good job early this morning, smoke is billowing out of the church.
take a look behind me, you can see, it was pitch black coming out of the church. this is good shepherd presbyterian church. crews are still working to put out the hot spots. we talked to officials and here's what we know so far. two people were inside when the fire first started, one on the second floor, another on the on the third, no injuries were reported they were evacuated safely. there's an on going investigation into how exactly this fire started. i can tell you that the officials are saying it originated in the basement and very, very quickly moved from there. because firefighters had no choice to move from the offensive to the defensive, the main goal to contain it to one building. take a look at what parishners had to say. >> i was you must on the third floor in the shower, i came out, there was a lot of smoke, i
crawled down the hallway, took me down the to the third floor. >> we knew that everybody was out of the buildings and our primary focus was to protect the houses behind the church. we were able to successful think do that. >> you can see from the images overhead just how badly damaged the church is. a lot of people will be impacted by all of this. we are told by the lead pa tore five other congregations rent the church, we're talking 5, 6 to that congregations are without a church. he told me come this sunday they will worship somewhere even temporarily and rebuild. reporting live in philadelphia, jeanette reyes. >> we have on going coverage of the church fire on the 6abc app. you can find the latest photos
and videos there and the 6abc free app is for your mobile device. there's new information about a shootout that sent bullets flying in grays ferry. the suspects were riding in a newer neeson. several parked cars were damaged by the bullets. two 16-year-old and 17-year-old are being treated for gunshot wounds. police do not know if they were the intended targets or hit by stray gunfire. the woman identified as the girlfriend of the district stoner has been charged with slashing tires of two city-owned vehicles outside his house staysy cummings turned herself in in yesterday. she faces charges for slashing
tires on two government-owned suvs back in november. cummings was a -- a rained and released last night. drivers ran into delays on the southbound lanes of the boulevard extension near the ridge avenue overpass in east falls. police shut down one lane and the shoulder causing traffic to back up for miles. the water department finally turned the water off around 6:00 a.m. turning now to accuweather, our heat wave is stretching into yet another day going live outside with sky6 live hd and the view of penns landing. a pretty shot, but stepping outside, you know it feels muggy and humid out there. the good news more comfortable weather is on the way. it will be here before the week is over. we have to stay positive here. meteorologist david murphy joining us live outside on the terrace, david. >> reporter: better times on the
way alicia. but it is hot, heat wave number 6 became official with just barely 09 on the nose. as we look at satellite we'll not have much trouble extending it into day four as we are looking a sunshine an hot air in place, we'll get into the low 90s in most neighborhoods. there is fair weather cumulus clouds as you look outside in most neighborhoods, but nothing major. 89 degrees in philadelphia. even up in allentown, 86. , 84 in reading. 87 in wilmington, 80 in cape may. the dewpoints are noticeably humid, anything 70 or better is noticeably humid, you have that in millville and beach haven. 92 is the high, not too far off
the record high of 98. tonight, 71 degrees, above average, but the humidity will drop off overnight. down the the shore, the temperatures look great, 83, 84, ocean temperature 76. the problem down the shore we have rough surf and moderate risk of rip currents not only up and down the jersey shore, but in delaware, all because of the storm you see on the right-hand side of the screen, hurricane gaston was a category 3 hurricane, now it's down to a two. either way the swells are coming across the ocean and affecting us at the beach. we had tropical depression number 8 and 9, 8 popped up out of nowhere it is on the way over to the east coast. does it affect us at all? i'll have that when i step inside with the complete accuweather forecast. in the race for the white house, donald trump is rolling out new attack ads on hillary
clinton while his democratic rival is dealing with more fallout from her e-mails during her time as secretary of state. abc lana zack joins us live with more from the campaign trail. >> reporter: hi i, alicia, while both candidates are taking a break from the trail themselves, their campaigns are in high gear today. >> reporter: donald trump's 10 million-dollar ad by is the largest and plans to target hillary clinton in the swing states. >> it's the first time we've seen an ad like this, that ad will not help unless donald trump stays on message. >> reporter: the trump campaign announced a major speech on immigration wednesday in arizona. over the weekend trump invoked the memory of sarah root a woman who was killed by an
undocumented immigrant. >> we will use immigration laws to prevent crimes and not wait until some innocent american will be harmed or killed. >> reporter: he will continue that theme in a multitude of tweets saying how many more crimes and shootings where african americans know trump means safe. hillary clinton continues to be haunted by the e-mails as secretary of state. >> neither of the candidates put away the other one because of the problems they have been dealt in the course of this whole thing. >> reporter: both are challenging each other on their health record. hillary clinton said she has released a detailed doctor's
letter calling trump laughable. school buses back up and running, teachers ready to welcome students, kids went back to school this morning at valley forge elementary school in wayne. katherine scott caught up with students as they arrived for a brand new school year. >> reporter: the school song in the air, the flag raised and flying high. it's back to school at valley forge elementary in wayne. there were plenty of smiles as the year got underway. >> i'm happy. >> reporter: teachers have been here for the last week, now it's the students' turn to get acclimated and dive in find out the schedules and study plans and their teachers. >> we learn what we're going to do. >> i got ready for school and learned what i am supposed to do. >> i'm excited to see what field trips i'll go on.
>> reporter: as the start of the school year edged closer, families began to prepare. >> my helped me practice all my stuff for school. i got everything i need. >> reporter: plenty of parents came along to document the day, start of a new chapter, it's a busy time, but a fun one, too. >> my third is in 4th grade here i hope she has the greatest year, it's 4th grade, enjoy every minute. >> reporter: after all each year brings new experiences. >> each year you have the opportunity to start over again set new goals and reach those goals and meet new friends. >> reporter: here at valley forge elementary, the first through 4th graders start this week, thers start
after labor day. >> passengers rush for the exit at a crowded airport. this caused panic in los angeles. plus, a woman said her invention could stop parents from leaving their kids in hot cars. meteorologist david murphy will have the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast when "action news" continues. >> a college student is dead
following a large fight on an ivy league campus, police are asking for cell phone video of a brawl that took place at cornell university in new york. one student was killed and another hurt when the violence broke out early yesterday morning at the cornell student union. investigators have not named any suspects so far. more drones could be taking to the skies because of new rules that took effect today. faa new guidelines make it easier for a business to get get approval to use the unmanned aircraft. commercial drone operators will no longer need a pilots license, but they have to pass an exam.
people who work in construction and farming and real estate and film production are expected to benefit the most from the changes. false reports of an active shooter at los angeles international airport sent passengers sprinting to the exits. police are investigating to find out the source of the noises. the incident caused chaos as hundreds of people rushed from terminals on to sidewalks. three terminals were shut down and roads closed and flights grounded as police searched for a possible gunman. >> a wall of people all running at a full pace. >> everybody was in a huge panic saying there's a shooter. >> last night's incident follows a similar evacuation at jfk international airport, that scare was provoked by loud noises come from olympic celebration. a texas woman believes her invention can prevent children
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as the last one, thank you. [laughter] storm tracker 6 live double scan we have a lack of rain out right there right now. taking a look outside, people enjoying the beach. the beach is good. 89 warm degrees in philadelphia. the dewpoint is 68 at this point which is a fairly good indicator of high humidity. it's not oppressive out there, but you only have to get up to 70 to start calling it oppressive and some points to want south and south jersey and delaware have dewpoints in the 70s. winds at 5 miles per hour. not all that strong. 86 in allentown. 84 in reading. 87 in wilmington, trenton, 84 at the noon hour, 80 degrees in cape may. a little better by the water. i'm showing you future tracker 6 it looks like it will be a largely sunny day and dry. the model has been popping showers this afternoon and into
this evening, here and there. i want to show that to you just in case you're among the small, small minority if you see something like that. up in the lehigh valley, sun and clouds, warm and humid high of 89 today. down the shore, 84 is the high, partly sunny skies, but here's the issue, despite the fact that the temperatures and the ocean is great. we have a moderate risk of rip currents up and down the jersey and delaware shores today because of the hurricane that is out to sea. if you get caught in a rip current it's going to sweep you straight away out to sea, if you try to swim against it, that's where you get in trouble. you swim parallel to the beach that will get you out of the current and you can come back to shore. 92, sun and clouds, hot and humid, wind out of the northwest fairly light. overnight tonight mainly clear, the humidity dropping off a bit. it will be warm with a low of 71. out to the tropics there's
hurricane gaston it was a 3 now it's down to a 2. tropical depression 8 formed over the weekend. tropical depression number 8 popped up off the coast of north carolina maybe a couple of hundred miles away. it will make a run at the carolina coast and get steered by a cold front up the coast. most of the computer models as you can see is suggesting that very thing hams. it could give us -- happens, it could give us rip currents and passes by wednesday into thursday night. the next storm will cut off to the northeast, it will cross the florida pan panhandle. if you have travel plans from orlando to tampa and atlanta, georgia you want to keep your eye on that. most of the models have it going that way.
a couple of it have it going in different directions. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 92, 89 tomorrow. we get a break in humidity and hot and humid on wednesday, high of 91. a frontal boundary is liable to trigger a pop-up shower or thunderstorm late in the day and in the evening. and then there could be a lingering shower on thursday, after that the humidity drops, temperatures go down, thursday afternoon on through the weekend all look great. by the way those tropical depressions have a chance of becoming a named storm later today or tonight. >> david, thank you. we'll be right back.
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are off, i'm alicia vitarelli. here's some of the stories we're following on "action news" at 12:30 p.m. fire rips through a west philadelphia church sending a massive plume of smoke into the sky. a shootout wounds three teens in philadelphia, we'll bring you the latest on the investigation. watch out in the water, dangerous rip currents at the jersey shore. we'll get you back to the breaking news, firefighters have managed to tame an inferno that