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fire forced them out. now returning home to see the wreckage left behind. tonight the fires are burning strong but firefighters about to get a little bit of help. i'm dan ashley. >> and i'm diane lynn in for ama daetz. >> some evacuation orders have been lifted but structures remain threatened in napa and sonoma county. man helping firefighters battle flames was killed sadly after his water tender overturned. >> california national guard
tweeted this of members saluting the vehicle carrying his body. >> subdivision outside santa rosa remains largely intact with the exception of several homes on carriage lin where lilian kim is reporting. >> reporter: another example of the random nature of the fire's path. this house destroyed, next door, unscathed. for those residents without a home go back to, plenty of mixed emotions. things are returning to normal, pg&e workers restoring power, should be happy but for susan, overwhelming sense of guilt. >> it's hard. we're so grateful our house is okay but to look out on our neighbor's house being gone. >> reporter: this is her view,
neighbor's house a pile of rubble. more of the same devastation farther down carriage lane. >> it's surreal. ash everywhere but go inside the house and it's like we stepped out for the day. >> reporter: lives up the hill. house could have been wiped out too but credits next door neighbor for saving it. created a fire break around their homes. >> more than hero, my treasure. but typicalr. anybody could do this would have. wants no credit. reporter: residents have time to reflect. >> suddenly work isn't all that important. just being alive, yeah. it changes >> reporter: returning home wit a whole new respective. in larkfield wickia, lilian kim. flames are burning over the hill in oakville, a community hit
hard by the fire. katie utehs is there live with look how it's recovering. >> reporter: dion, the fire is in the hills along highway 29. we're near oakville pointed northwest towards rutherford. we have watched the fire dip in and out. you can see ash andvy smoke. most active front of the nuns fire spreading due to dry fuels. >> iconic napa valley signed framed t efforts. firefighters dumped fla over staglin winery. >> we have been vigilant, people around the perimeter wetting everything down for three days as it's gotten closer a clos >> reporter: nuns fire expected to be fully contain friday.
hull , people took fire masks to taste. visitor numbers down significantly but profit isn't the point. >> folks who work for us get paid anyway but opening tasting room is normalcy to life. >> reporter: tasting room fees will be doen 8ed. taking care of locals first. >> free for people who were displaced. >> reporter: but long-term, the region relies on tourism. >> want people to know it's safe to come and never be more welcome in napa valley you are this week. >> lots of great restaurants, cancellations, get best restaurants in the valley right now. >> reporter: abc7 news. >> i was a warm day in the north bay with you winds cooperated for fire crews. very good news and welcome relief. sandhya patel is here with more.
>> so far, so good. look at winds near the fire lines, pretty much calm to less than ten miles per hour which is exactly what firefighters need, a break from the wind. not going to last too many more days. thursday afternoon, winds increase out of the west at 18 miles per hour at clooer lake, it's onshore wind off the ocean, higher humidity, 22 miles an hour by thursday night at 8:00 p.m. but look why they're increasing. system dropping down from gulf of alaska, colder air, higher humidity and breezy conditions. one on storm impact scale. gh showers, .1 to .3 inches of rain and will be breezy. i'll be back more. we have new video to show you of the franticion of north bay hospital as wall of flames inches closer.
sutter santa rosa regional hospital shared this video today. flames approaching last monday. 77 patients moved in a hurry. >> tough to watch. another family come forward questioning whether senior living had evacuation pl in place. meladr broke it on thursday, and live with story onl abc7. >> another resident's family told us they did what they had to do to get everyone out. sentiment echoed by one employee who also says he believes they're lucky it worked out. describes wheeling 89-year-old mother from villa capris. >> when i looked at those people, visions of the titanic going down and people saying goodbye for the last time got in my head. >> why he stayed behind to rescue people.
>> can't walk out on the get in >> people in hairs, some with dementia. 3 caregivers when they arrivat >> asked i they had evacuation plan because w wanted to help out. they said no, director. >> i wasn't taught it if they do. >> says he and other employees busy rescuing people from main building. >> we did wonderful job, al res, had to push or carry residents down stair dark. statement from oakmont says all ourmunities are evacuation thr on site. andre and kathy say the employees couldn't find keys to busses and vans or didn't have combination or key to access the lock box that held the keys. oakmont told us we were unable
to retrieve every one of our vehicles due to fire danger and shared the quote that smoke alarm was temporarily silenced at approximately 12:30 a.m. when the fire threat wasn't posing immediate danger. says it voluntarily evacuated as it became clear it was close. >> wasn't paying attention on where it was, just get the hell out of there. >> kathy along with relative used hitch to break lock when they were locked >> all i could think about was getting people to safety. >> says all residents are accounted for and department of social services licenses assisted living portion of the facility and has open investigation to see if they followed evacuation plan. oakmont says they're cooperating fully. abc7 >> a storyou'll be following. extensiveresources on
our website. out what schools are open, see if favorite winery is still standing or find and reunite people. abc7news.com. teenagers risked their lives to save animals from fire. >> cared so much about all the animals here whether mine or not. >> now working hard to take care of them. they lost nearly everything in the fire but feelin relief after learning a family treasure survived. and -- >> a new tool here at abc7 news is helping provide answers as to what was destroyed and what ived, closer lookt sky map >irst "jimmy kimmel live" abc7 n at 11:00. >> we'rerom new york.>> d.j. live from broo.
countless numbers of animals in danger when flames broke out, tonight hundreds safe and on the mend, thanks to agriculture students at vintage high school in napa. abc7 news reporter katie marzullo with the story. >> fire on the side and saw a couple of houses. hit us rd. >> reporter: vtage high school student described harrowing moments a she and fellow students and teacher raced out in the night to rescue animals from raging fire. >> fire on the side of the road where we we driving. >> unfazed and determined to save as many as they could.
brought 250 animals bk to the school's farm. >> llamas, alpacas, horses, pygmy goats. >> ag teacher and ff adviser at vintage high. >> first five kids here with me for 48 hours. going 48 hours straht. >> reporter: some students sleeping at farm. dedication islimitless. >> someone is giving me they're animals, i need to take care of them of course. i le what i'm doing. i feel like i need to be here. >> animal is animal, don't deserve to be stuck in a fire i've been helping, all doi great together. cared so much about all the animals here,hether mine or not. >> reporter: vintage high w closed because of the bad air quality or didn't have per. students go backn wednesday. ouple in santa rosa lost
just about everything except for some prized ssessions that took years to acquire. lot of half dollars. there was a roll of susan b. anthony uncirculated, silver ones that first came out. >> chris discovered pot of coins they rummaged through debris. home sfood for 37 yearsntil destroyed. hearore from them o "good morning america." here we're using skymap7 feature to give north bay fire victims a detailed look at damage. jonathan bloom shows you how it works. >> here in sky7 using new feature, skymap7, to take a closer look at what was destroyed and what survid north bay wildfires in t hardest hit areas of santa rosa. this is a tool we started using
month ago, proven more useful than we initially expected in providing answers to difficult questions in this fire. in neighborhoods like coffey rk over here, just completely decimated by flames. we can show you what it used to look like with google earth overlay. over a week ago, houses and trees and sidewks. take that overlay away and you can see what is left behind, absolute heabreaking destruction. this is technogy that initially wasnly available to membs of law enforcement community. we here at abc7 news are the fit station to use it. proven incredibly useful getting inrmation out to members of the community who are wondering what happened to the homes. we'll continue to use this to bring you information on what has happened in the wake of the fires to communities can begin torebuild. in seven, jonathan bloom, abc7 news. when neighbors are in need,
abc7 shows up. michael finney will be at evuation centers to help. we're in santa rosa fairgrounds tomorrow. for list of locations, get to website. >> michael will help you get the help you need. >> wlth of knowledge. >> and resources. weather. >> chance of rain sandhya? >> should help the firefighters. time lapse emeryville, still seeing smoke. reddish hue of the sunset. smoky conditions from the fires in the north bay. rain will clean out the air. better air quality is ahead. how much rain we'realking about. thursday night into friday, looking at about .10. >> of less for napa, not a lot
of rain but much needed where th fires are burning. firefighrs should get a helping hand. live doppler 7, more cloud cor, humidity is running higher, will continue to rise as we look at this wider picture. to the southwest, there is a st possibility of dry lightning but going to be mainly a chance around san bito county, possibly far north as santa cruz county tomorrow. just keeping eye ont for now, isolated chance. temperatures in 50s t 70s. n francisco pre pretty warm rig now. sutro tower camera, city hall, bay bridge looking good. cooling trend. breezyonditions with showers thsday evening and gradual improvement in air quality. morning commute, watch out for low visibility because of the smoke. hazy skies taking the ferry
across the bay and smoky areas. protect yourlf if you're sensitive to smoke using n-95 mask or staying inside if you can. clouds concentted to the south. tomorrow afternoon, cooler day, hazy sunshine north, mid-60s to w 80s for tuesday. hour by hour. winds thursday afternoon. still light, firefighters are fine but thursda afternoon/evening, winds increase, 24 at fairfield thursday night. it is a wind off the cl ocean waters so luckily keep humidity up but could cause issues with the fires. air quality getting better. morate to poor tomorrow. same wednesday, good f most of you thursday and friday we'll see much better and cleaner air.
stor impact scale, one thursday night into friday morning. lighthowers and breezy. hour b hour thursday night. 9:00, raining in the north bay, by mnight spreading along the coast a over the bay. download the accuweather app to checkut rainfall potential anytime y want. this is going to turn into a mix of rain and snow in the mountains by the w. rainfall totals,ost under .2 inch but could see up to .3. and sierra turns to early season snow. accuweather seven-day forecast, mid-60s to mid-80s. light wind, cooler weather. one on the storm impact scale. thursday night into friday, showers with cooler weather. th dry and warmer for the weekend.
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said parting 9ers wasn't easy but ready to go. >> saying goodbye to teammates, one of the hardest things and explaining it to my kids. just a good experience, man, reminiscence about what i've done so far and where i was. ready to start a new chapter. >> going to miss him. alcs game, aaron judge show. gurriel with a blaster. judge on the move. slams into the wall, sabathia loving it. judge at plate, three you, three-run homer. yankees win. series 2-1. sonny gray gets to start for new york to even it out. >> we'll be live at