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needs to be done is the residents can move back into their homes. in the end, people are happy that no one was seriously injured or killed in the fire. >> there is in good time for a fire but 2:45 could be the most dangerous. two dozen people were sloping in eight units at the apartments in hayward when flames erupted. a man shot the vehicle while escaping the burning home. the flames were huge, the smoke blinding. somehow, everyone made it out. >> everyone was like, get out, get out. it was smoke covering the whole apartment. we could not see a thing. >> one of the two destroyed units you can see how devastating the flames can be to a building: nothing was last but for water and the overwhelming smell of smoke. a total of 27 people were evacuated from their homes including eight children. this baby escaped with the mother while the father and uncle joined them by jumping to
safety. >> she crawled through the access and slid down the steps. that is how the baby got." >> my sister crawled down the stairs with the baby but by the time we got to the door, me and my brother-in-law, it was too late. the apartment was filled. we had to jump off the balcony. >> there were cuts and a knee injury but was the only person injured. a pet dog died in the maims. 17 the 27 people dismissed are getting help from the red cross. many told me of their fear trying to southeast scrape. now the flames are out, another feeling has taken over. >> are you feeling lucky? >> i a thanking god i'm safe. >> the fire marshal is here and believes the fire was accidental and appears for have started in the kitchen.
>> there was a motorcycle 70 on the bay bridge and there are massive backups at 9:15, westbound headed to san francisco. c.h.p. says the motorcycle collided with at least two other vehicles. the motorcycle rider was trapped under a car for a while but was able to crawl out and taken to the hospital. that. brothered a sig-alert from the highway patrol and a monumental backup. here is 80 right now: it is a mess. you can see how far the traffic is backed up with gridlock from the bridge, past berkeley and the racetrack. this is in emeryville. we will watch this for you and update you later in the newscast. >> this morning, new details on typhoon haiyan. past the philippines said the projection of 10,000 deaths is too much. he believes it could be closer to 2,500.
nearly 1,800 are confirmed dead. a 4.8 earthquake hit the philippines raising concerns stronger earthquakes can add to the burden of relief workers. 500,000 are less homeless by typhoon haiyan. bodies are still lying in the street. at least eight people were killed in china by the typhoon haiyan which weakened to a tropical storm. the millions of people who survived the typhoon haiyan are deputy trait for food, water and shelter. aid is on the way. but it is not arriving fast enough. katie? >> local filipino community groups have launched several donation drives since friday and people in the bay area are answering the call. because of bad weather, closed roads and airports, no power, little assistance has reached the destination. it is a matter of life and death. >> an american teen was among the evacuees and describes the
horror. >> i saw women and children piled under tarps and dogs people need help. >> the u.n. has launched efforts to raise more than $300 million in disaster relief. the united states has flamed $20 million and an aircraft carrier. the uss george washington is steaming to the area but it is a day or two away. until then, medical personnel in the philippine are doing the best they can with what they have. which isn't much. we have in water. pushing in. donating food and supplies and cash at the west bay filipino
service center. another group donated money to ship the donations and for survivors they cannot arrive soon enough. death and devastation everywhere, bodies everywhere, and the people need help. san jose state university and project pearls is holding a row leaf job to drop off donations on campus in front of the event center. volunteers collecting survivor items. we talking canned food, toot brushes, and soap and shampoo. >> if you would like to donate to the relief efforts we have the information for you at abc7news.com. >> a memorial is underway for the t.s.a. officer killed at los angeles international airport. a flag ceremony and choir opened the service at the los angeles sports arena.
it is a week since the t.s.a. officer hernandez was gunned down at l.a.x. gunman by paul ciancia. there have been several memorials the last week. >> a teen accused of setting another fire on fire will be in court. the 16-year-old richard tom will enter a plea in connection with setting the 18-year-old sasha fleischman on fire by lighting the skirt. thomas told police he did it because he is homophobic and faces hate crime charges. sasha's fair -- father says his son does not identify with male or female. >> images of this man are circulating on child porn forums photographed engaging in sexually explicit activities with a child. some of the images show a ring on the suspect's right ring
finger and a chair. the suspect may refer to him sex as jimmy. anyone with information is urged to call the f.b.i. >> if you felt the earth move at 7:15, the bay area did expense a small, 2.2 magnitude earthquake. we obtained this map which shows it was centered at the north end of the alameda naval air station. there are no reports of any damage. >> the el el cerrito bart station is re-opened after an apparent suicide. a bus bridge took commuters to neighboring stations. >> demolition of the old span of the bay bridge officially underway with crews removing,400' of roadway on upper deck cantilever section the past half hour.
excavators are ripping up large chunks of deck which will take six workers. total demolition is expected to take these years to complete. it was delay add week while the contractor was getting ready to begin. our news reporter is going do bring us reports this morning an abc7 news starting at 4:00. >> the warriors are unveiling another version of the plans for an arena on the san francisco waterfront. they are downsizing the proposal after opponents threatened to put the project on the ballot. the plan unveiled today calls for 175' condo complex, two hotel towers, 105' tall and 100,000 square feet of retail space. opponents of the san francisco high-rise condo development defeated by voters are behind this effort to stop the next big waterfront project. >> still to come, the genes that could be the key to a woman's
>> this is a special day if romantics. couple are racing to get married because this date, 11/12/13 happens only a few time as century. we are at san francisco city hall where love is in the air. amy? >> we met some couples today who picked this day on purpose. we learned that san francisco had weddings to a science with no lines, no crush of crowds. there are 34 spots available. they are all booked for the next several weeks. the clerk suspected that today backed up quicker than other days. it is popular. the couples we met are very excited to have this as their anniversary. >> alma likes the sound of 11/12/13 for the wedding date. >> it is an easy date to remember with a nice flow. >> 11/12/13, won't mess that up.
>> they will join 33 other couples at san francisco city hall who will take their vows on this date of consecutive numbers. this couple came all the way from austin, texas. >> it is 11/12/13. we love san francisco. >> the director noticed that some dates are snatched up quicker thaners. >> other significant dates and popular dates are valentine's day, christmas eve, we thanksgiving eve, people make plans for those dates. >> she called two months in advance and could only get the 10:00 a.m. appointment the. >> it was the last spot to get the day. we were very fortunate. everyone else was, withed. >> this date is unique but not for the spontaneous. at least if san francisco where the wedding business is billioning. the next visible ceremony appointment is january 2nd. those who decide on the and you
of the moment will try to lock in but, unfortunately, we are by appointment only. >> there is one last look at the couple leaving city hall as a married couple. now they will celebrate with their families. if you get a wild hair and decide you want to get married, you could try other counties. they may not be so busy but san francisco at city hall is book booked. a teen who nearly dieded fighting for the educational rights of girls stole the glamour shore in new york picking up root award. the 1-year-old educational activists who caught the world's attention after the taliban shot her in the head last year, toll the audience she believed guns have no power at all. other winners include lady gaga and barbara barbara streisand.
>> a beauty denim combats cellulite with five years of research into the denim that harnesses body heat and towns it into infrared rays and the jeans debuted in rio de janeiro but no word on when they will hit the market. >> scant wait to see those. >> i want to see the proof. >> meteorologist, mike nicco, has the forecast? >> good morning. you can come outside because the rain is over. you can see behind me the sun is coming out. it is much warmer than it was 24 hours ago. i will tell you how long it will last and the fire danger that could develop in the seven-day forecast. >> who scores higher that can claim to be the tallest building in the united states?
covering daly city, dublin, los gatos, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> the debate over america's tallest building is over. experts have weighed in and said the needle on the new world trade center tower makes it the tallest because it is a permanent kneeture on the build ing. the building is 1,776' tall without it it is 400' shorter.
chicago's willis tower is 400' taller. thanksgiving dinner could be a brunch because wal-mart is offering black friday deems earlier than ever and opening the doors at 6:00 on thanksgiving day, two hours earlier than last year. if you are planning the day here is the run down: k-mart is first to open at 6:00 on thanksgiving morning, a.m. toys 'r us is waiting until dinner time for 5:00 opening and best buy at 6:00 p.m. and target is offering early black deals on thanksgiving starting at 8:00 that evening. >> all right. we have to take a look at the weather from mike nicco. can you forecast that far in advance? >> probably could if i thought about it. we have a model that goes out 16 days but did not think of it yet. it is sneaking up on you with this warm of weather you forget it is fall.
good morning, everyone, look behind me, you can see the clouds are thin and getting thinner, but the bottoms of them are ragged. they letting go of what little moisture they are holding. the rain is evaporating before it reaches the ground. mount diabolo has a possible of a sprinkle. that is the best radar return. you can see it is getting dry and the energy is moving away from us, the rain and sprinkle threat, the nuisance it was this morning is enough to make the ground wet but hardly measurable to .01" in most reporting stations which is over. the temperatures are mostly in the mid-to-upper 60's. los gatos is 68. we have 65 in shows and mountain view and 64 in san francisco and oakland and 68 in san ramon, santa rosa and concord are behind it at 62 degrees.
this is how it looks from the east bay hills looking to the dry weather to the west with clouds getting thinner by the molt. today it will be partly cloudy and warm. clearing tonight. we have patchy fog possible in the in the bay valley and mild and dry through the extended forecast. however, the latest model run tries to push the rain into the forecast for the weekend but when we have a model and the other is preceding it, we like to wait for the next run. san jose has temperatures about one to eight degrees warmer than yesterday. we had sprinkles this morning and usually that means cooler weather but the storm came from the southwest. it doesn't have any cold weather with it. low-to-mid 70's in the south bay with milpitas and santa clara coolest at 70 and 72 in san jose and cupertino. upper 60's to low 70's on the peninsula and low-to-mid 60's along the coast into downtown and south san francisco is 67
with low-to-mid 60's at bodega and sausalito and the north bay valleys in the low-to-mid 70's with napa at 73, the warm spot and upper 60's to low 70's along the east bay shore and low-to-mid isn't into the east bay valley. tonight, temperatures are 5- to 10-degrees cooler and low-to-mid 40's inland and up to 50 for the rest of us. moving forward, you can see the high pressure coming in steering away the storm and the sister high develops to our north and that will kick up the wins not only thursday but on friday and that could create the fire danger. here is the seven-day forecast, today through friday it cooled for the week end but still not sold on it being wet yet. coming back this evening, spencer and sandy will have an update and tomorrow morning i will be back to let you know if it will rain. i have our fingers crossed it will not rain on the weekend.
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