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smoke that could be seen and smelled for miles around. the haze is all over the bay area that everyone is talking about. good evening. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. high winds and self-bay area fires are creating the haze that you might be seeing where you live. tonight crews are still on the scene of this fire. abc7 news reporter alan wang is live along highway 12 in solano county with the very latest. alan, it is amazing how widespread this smoke is. >> it is starting to die down a little compared to the winds and they are fanning the flames that blew smoke all the way into the bay area. it was a combination of a rare
wind and marsh land vegetation. by night fall fire crews were moping up hotspots and a herd of cattle were looking for greener pastures. it started around noon today. this massive grassfire east of sasoon city burned. several cows were trapped, but a ranch hand helped free them. it burned its way into the nearby marsh land and seemed to generate more smoke than flames. >> fighting fires out here in the marsh and there is tbreen vegetation -- green vegetation and it smoked more than typical. >> the smoke snarled traffic along interstate 80 and the northerly winds blew it into the bay area creating a haze across the sky. meanwhile more than a dozen homes out here were evacuated. >> i am waiting for my daughter to come out. they are trying to get the bird and the dogs.
>> the only loss was a ranch building that contained hay and farm equipment. the fire is under control, but crews are paying attention to the wind and several teetering power poles damaged by the flames. in solano county, alan wang, abc7 news. >> look at this fire in sonoma county, it came close to one home and it broke out just before 1:00 this afternoon. firefighters stopped the flames after that fire and charred about 130 acres of dry brush. sky 7hd shows a fire that broke out in vaw knee shaw along 780. they threaten ited buildings around 3:00, but no evacuations were ordered. >> you can smell smoke in about every part of the bay area. chances are you can outside your home. people tweeted us all day and reached us on facebook saying they smelled smoke and saw hayes across the bay area and even in places miles away from the nearest fire.
haze almost made alcatraz vanish. some folks felt disappointed trying to enjoy the view from the hills above berkeley. >> it is a bummer when you don't get to see the beautiful blue sky. it is a little sad to know it is from something that is so far away and affecting us here. >> i woke up to it actually. i thought something was burning in my house or something like that. >> and you can see plenty of smoke in the air in this panorama that was taken at sunset. it is really just hanging in the air. it is not just the haze, but red flag warnings are in affect. the high fire danger. let's check in with sandhya patel and live doppler 7hd. >> we are seeing clear skies as you will see right now and the clear skies combining with the breezy conditions. dry air is keeping the fire danger up. the smoke that traveled from the fairfield area fire and the solano county brought heavy smoke into the bay area. as we look from the sutro
tower camera, it is hard to see san francisco this afternoon when all of that smoke was over here. we did have reduced visibility, but the smoke started to clear as you can see there, and thousand we are basically looking at those smoke levels that hit their peak at 4:00 p.m. there was 70 micrograms per cubic meter and dropped off sharply at 5:00 p.m. still had a little smell there. the winds have dropped off as well. knoxville creek 36 miles an hour, but no where near the intensity we saw earlier. red flag warnings will remain in affect until tomorrow morning as we are still dealing with a dry air mass and poor recovery in our humidity. temperature trend for your weekend coming back in a few minutes. dan? >> sandhya, thank you very much. you can keep tabs on the weather conditions with the abc7 news weather app. download it at abc7news.com/apps. a state of emergency has been declared in san carlos. it is because of a pg&e pipeline that runs beneath the city that is similar to the
one that caused the deadly ks plosion and fire in san bruno. and now a judge has ordered that pipeline shutdown. abc7 news anchor ama dates is live with the latest. ama? >> carolyn, i am along britain avenue which is where the pipeline runs. the city estimates 60% to 70% runs through residential areas which is why it is concerned about whether what happened in san bruno could happen here. however pg&e insists that the pipeline is safe otherwise it wouldn't be in operation. >> pg&e doesn't know enough about the condition of the pipeline. >> san carlos city manager is worried about pg&e's pipeline and it runs between 280 and 101, primarily along britain avenue. >> their records are mismatched in terms of the material of the pipeline and the age of the pipeline and whether or not refurbished pieces from the 19twenty -- 1920s were used in the creation of the pipeline. >> it is similar to the one in san bruno that ruptured and exploded killing eight
people. in an e-mail, the employee raises concerns of the pipeline and asking are we siting on a san bruno situation? a pg&e spokesperson says the line is safe. the utility tested the line two years ago, but the city isn't convinced. it is in the process of serving pg&e with a temporary injunction. they are required to shut off service to pipeline 147. pg&e voluntarily reduced the pressure by 20% and says it will consider further reductions if it can be done without jeprodizing service to customers. both pg&e and san carlos want to assure residents there is no need to panic over pipeline 147. >> there is no change in the line from yesterday to today. there is no reason to panic to think about leaving their homes or make any changes to their lives on a daily basis. >> the california public utility commission will meet with the city on monday to see if there is anything it can do to help get the issue sorted out. abc7 news.
sky 7hd shows us where a costco was forced to evacuate. an above line broke just after 6:00. it took crews an hour to patch the leak. shoppers returned to the costco when firefighters gave the all clear. and new at 11:00, san jose fire crews fire crews are moping up a blaze that included a pair of mobile homes. both mobile homes were empty at the time. the fire captain said the fire apparently started in one of them and then spread to the other. new details tonight. oakland police made an arrest in connection with a fender bender murder. abc7 news reporter sergio has more on today's arrest. >> the arrest of douglas is the latest chapter in the murder case of charles butler, junior. just days before christmas in 2011 police say butler was killed after accidentally bumping a car while trying to
parallel park in an oakland corner store. douglas was arrested by us marshals on tuesday and investigators say he is an accomplice. the accused gunman is still on the loose. police are looking for more information to help track him down. >> we knew there was a lot of people out that day. there was a fundraiser. >> butler's sister described the scene when he was shot in 2011. >> six bullets. they weren't happy with that. drove up and put the last bullet in his head over nothing. >> as an organ donor he helped save several recipients that holiday season. >> the fact that he gave his organs to someone else is the most wonderful christmas gift ever. my brother was giving life to other people. >> police say they got new tips on this case after a recent plea by butler's ailing father. >> we had a news released a month back, a month and a halfback where the father who
was dying requested that before he leaves this earth that someone please help him find the killers. >> his family tells me they are happy about douglas' arrest. they are hoping hunter will soon be in custody. abc7 news. a 12-year-old boy is now in a coma after being hit by a car on a freeway in oakland. witnesses say the boy with autism in his pajamas was walking from lane to lane on 580 early this morning. chp investigators are trying to figure out how he ended up on the highway. they found the boy's mother. the driver of the car that hit him will not be charged. two dogs that strayed into a rural brentwood property were shot to death, not killed by a shovel as first reported. he originally said he beat them to death with a shovel and then cremated them. but investigators say he was covering for his father who shot the dogs last saturday after they began killing his chickens. state law allows an owner to
kill a dog attacking livestock. now to the threat of a bart strike. a big gap separates both sides in bart's labor talks. but how big depends on who you ask. bart says there is an $89 million gap. one union says it has released $30 million. that's because both sides disagree on how long the new labor contract should last. bart wants a four-year deal and the unions want a three-year pact. talks resume tomorrow to prevent another strike and potentially next week that could happen one week from tonight in fact. just ahead, chaos at the capitol. a woman killed with her child in the backseat of her car. tonight we hear from her sisters. what they have to say about the shooting. >> and the secret message by one furloughed government agency. what they are asking for tonight. >> and how twitter helped a company's stock sore 14%. >> and let the playoffs begin. a packed house in oakland
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barrier at the white house. her sisters said she showed no signs of being unstable and al force wasve to die. not the ultimate rerecourse and it didn't have to be. you have to ask yourselves as americans is it okay for that to happen? it can happen to you. if we are okay with that, then i feel sorry for all of us. >> her mother told abc news that mirium suffered from postpartum depression last summer. abc news learned mirium was hospitalized three times for mental issues since last december. and there was a road rage attack on a family. one of the bikers' helmet cameras captured this video of sunday's violent chain of events. it included an off duty narcotics detective. the under cuff officer told nypd officers that he did not get involved because he did not want to blow his cover. a partial shutdown of the federal government is about to
enter its fifth day. neither republicans nor democrats are going to talk to each other. president obama is urging them to pass a short-term measure without strings attached. employees at the anchorage national weather service in alaska made a tongue in cheek plea for the shutdown to end. the first letter in each of the 11 lines spell out please pay us. employees have no idea when they will be paid next. a bankrupt company was caught up with the frenzy over twitter's ipo. stongs for the bankrupt electronic tweeter. its stock jumped 1400% to 15 cents a share. it was so dramatic that the stocks were briefly halted. twitter will sell under the symbol twtr when it goes public. >> wild weather across the united states. we are going to start with tropical storm karen which has
now weakened in the gulf of mexico. all hurricane watches have been canceled. residents in nebraska are cleaning up after a tornado touched down in the north eastern part of the state. dozens of homes and businesses were damaged. 15 people were treated for injuries. look at these pictures. parts of wyoming and south dakota being hit by blizzard conditions. the storm dumped 33 inches of snow in the scenic black hills and it is now moving east. pretty incredible. more snow than they have had in a long, longtime. >> it is incredibly warm in comparison to that. sandhya patel is here with the forecast. >> it looks like winter here and it is looking like summer in the bay area for the upcoming weekend plans. live doppler 7hd right now is tracking clear conditions across the bay area. no fog out there, but still a little breezy over the higher elevations from our camera. you can see the bouncy camera, but we are looking at lighter
wind gusts compared to earlier today. close to 60. berkeley hills calaveras road and close to 50 mile an hour wind gusts in fairfield, napa and close to 45. from the emeryville camera it is sparkling tonight as we look toward the sutro tower. 67 in san francisco and mid60s oakland. san jose 63 degrees right now and it is 57 in half moon bay. from our sudro tower camera you can see san francisco is sparkling, santa rosa and it is 503 degrees. close to 70 in antioch. 60 in concord. this is a gorgeous view from the exploratorium camera. just want to walk out and enjoy. dry and breezy overnight tonight. elevated fire danger into tomorrow morning. that's why the red flag warnings are going for the hills and warm weather is expected for the upcoming weekend. not just inland, but along the coast as well. the high pressure inland and
winds coming out of this direction. it is a warm, drying wind and an offshore flow is what we call. it that's why the warmth has reached the coast. as you look at the wind gusts, here is a look at the forecast. 11:00 p.m., 23 miles per hour in fairfield. the winds will be about 25 to 27 for the 5:00 a.m. hour if you have early plans. and then the winds start to taper off. we are looking at lighter winds and a lot of warmth for your saturday afternoon plans. if you have a bike ride or tee time scheduled in the morning looking good, but on the clear side. upper 40s to upper 50s and then for the afternoon here are your temperatures. saturday 85 degrees in san jose. morgan hill is well above normal and santa cruz is close to 90 degrees. 84 sunnyvale. it is a warmer day on the peninsula. 84 palo alto and 80 in pacifica. beach weather, daly city, 80 degrees. same thing for downtown san francisco. 70s around bodega bay and
mid80s santa rosa. napa, vallejo, enjoy the warmth. 84 in oakland. 81 in fremont. make sure you have your sunscreen. 83 fairfield and concord. for the a's game, the weather could not be better as they take on the tigers for game two of the series. 78 at 6:00 p.m. and dropping to the low 70s. the accu-weather seven-day forecast and warm weather holds on for sunday although the coast is not as warm. much cooler and we will bring in the possibility of rain for your wednesday. a chance. maybe talking about snow in the sierra. >> thanks very much. >> larry is back from the coliseum with his rally towel. >> that must have been fun. >> well, for awhile. >> they gave us these nice rally towels. >> they came in handy. >> three hits and 16 strike -- strikeouts. that's not the recipe of success for the a's. the tigers take it to the max literally in game one of their
good evening. max was -- max shirzer was the only one for the game. the tarps came off finally. 48,401 in attendance and the most in the coliseum in years. miguel cabrera and a base hit scoring austin jackson. then later in the first a 2-0 game. he rips a ball that just gets through. two defenders. derrick barton should have had this. victor martinez scores on the play. it is 3-0 after one inning. shirzer with a 98 mile an hour smoke. seven innings and struck out 11. bottom of seven and a's looking for any kind of hope.
he is not my ennis. he is -- >> she yo ennis. >> a's cut the lead to 3-2 and joaquin benoit strikes him out to end it. they struck out 16 times. hard to win like that. a 3-2 final and tigers up 1-0. >> he is a strike out guy. he is a swing and miss guy. they have several pitchers that get their share of strikeouts. if i am pitching game one or game five it doesn't matter. if you are facing a team like the a's you have to bring your a-game. that's the way it is. >> he threw an absolutely great game. i don't want to take anything away from him. that was an out standing job. he made a couple of mistakes early. >> the red sox and the rays and tampa bay lead 2-0 until the fourth. and then the whole game changed. the red sox erupt for five
runs. here is johnny gomes and a double off the monster and scores a pair and they will pour it on and roll in the opener. the final is 12-2. dusty baker had a year left on the contract, but the way the reds collapsed this season, the team just decided we have to make a change right now. dusty had the best run in cinncinati since the big red machine in the 70s, but failed to get out of the playoffs. the latest came tuesday against pittsburgh. baker, a fan favorite in the bay area. the skipper admitted, you know what, it really is time to go. tied 1-1 in the seventh. back up the middle and two runs score on the base hit. the graves win it 4-3 and they tie that series at 1. the pirates over the cardinals and they tied that series with a game three in pittsburgh on sunday. abc7 sports brought to you by riverwalk casino. >> she no my ennis he is. >> yoennis.
>> sorry to shout at you. a's fans are showing off their playoff pride. look at this young fan. i think we have it. >> no, we don't. >> if you can envision a young fan. >> i think larry is scared. >> i am. i yelled to loud. >> you can share your photos on our facebook page or twitter at abc7 news bay area. >> it is okay. and just ahead the commercial causing so much trouble.
a popular commercial is getting some middle school students. >> guess what today is? >> hump day. >> the slogan for the geico hump day commercial has become so popular that it is now banned at this school in connecticut. >> teachers say students were using the phrase so much it is disruptive. apparently they will be happy when it is no longer cool. >> jimmy kimmle is next with justin timberlake. >> that's our report. i'm dan ashley. thank you for watching. we appreciate your time. >> i'm carolyn johnson. our next newscast begins tomorrow at 5:00. abc news continues on on-line, on twitter and on your mobile devices. you will be able to rally with that towel tomorrow, larry. >> i was maury spawning to the connecticut -- i was more responding to the connecticut story. >> have a good weekend, everybody.