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and now there's word of looting. good afternoon, i'm kenny choi firefighters struggling to get a handle on the bear fire in the santa cruz mountains and now there is word of looting. good afternoon. i'm kenny choi. >> i'm michelle griego. the fire is burning in the northern part of santa cruz county along bear creek road near highway 9. anne makovec is live in boulder creek with the
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latest. >> reporter: the fire is 10% contained and continues to grow. it is threatening dozens of homes this afternoon. the fire started near bear canyon and deer creek roads on monday night in a treacherous combination of heavy vegetation and steep terrain. >> the way they are attacking it with a direct fireline gets them into that ground that's really steep. >> reporter: ry caused a sixth firefighter to be injured -- which caused a sixth firefighter to be injured this morning, hospitalized with second-degree burns to his hands. five others were injured yesterday, one with a fractured wrist, another injuries to the face. a home and a yurt were also burned down. >> they were there when the fire came up towards them. they got out with a car. >> everything is holding. >> reporter: firefighters were briefed this morning on good progress made overnight. cool temperatures, low winds, and high humidity. but they think the fire will
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grow to 500 acres before it's contained. 150 homes are still evacuated because of one concern. >> it's burning up to where homes are in las cumbres. >> reporter: the evacuations are las cumbres, deer creek and other areas. evacuation centers are in lakeville elementary school and zayante fire station in felton. and there have been reports of looting in evacuation areas. the santa cruz county sheriff's office says one man was arrested for burglary. he tried to get away with $15,000 worth of jewelry and a bike. he was caught. live in boulder creek, anne makevoc, kpix 5. >> are these evacuations expected to extend to other communities? >> reporter: no. and that is the good news. i think a lot of people around the santa cruz mountains have been slightly panicked by what
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we saw go on in the north bay over the last couple of weeks. firefighters say they have been getting calls from as far away as santa cruz and saratoga about people wondering if the evacuations would spread there. cal fire says it won't spread beyond what you just saw on your screen. those few mountain communities. >> thank you. meanwhile, in wine country, cal fire says they expect to have the tubbs fire, pocket fire, nuns fire and oakmont fire all fully contained by friday. a top priority is the oakmont fire. this is video at the height of the flames when it sparked saturday from the nuns fire. meantime, several evacuation orders have been lifted in the oakmont neighborhood of sonoma county and in napa. the number of missing in sonoma county has dropped to 53. some schools in napa and sonoma counties will stay closed for the week. today some people who live in napa's silverado area were able to return home for the first time in more than a week. kpix 5's jessica flores tells
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us that for many of them, the magnitude of the devastation is just starting to sink in. jessica. >> reporter: we are standing alongside the atlas peak road where the fire raced down the hillside basically consuming everything in its path. you will look all around and see a lot of signs of devastation but today we also found signs of progress and hope. a napa resident is seeing his home and winery for the first time in 10 days. >> this was built way back, you know,. >> everything gone. >> reporter: it's the handful of residents where the atlas fire fire started. today they have permission for just a couple of hours to go home and assess the damage. >> look at all this. you look at all your hard work. what's going through your mind? >> the amount of effort it's going to take to rebuild.
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>> reporter: and that's the focus all over wine country where there was once flames raging, now workers on the ground cleaning up. as sheriff's deputies open up roads, cal fire is part of the team helping get people back into their homes. >> helping them sift through any of the rubble in the fire area, offer them lunch and water. and just be there as their local fire department. >> reporter: help and hope among the devastation. for phil, he thinks things will get better. the winery is gone but the vineyard is unscathed. >> i can replace the house and the winery. can't replace lives. >> reporter: most evacuations in napa county have been lifted. and for those who still can't get back inside their homes, cal fire is asking them to be patient. they have to make sure there are no hazards like downed power lines before they can let people permanently back in. reporting live in napa, i'm jessica flores, kpix 5.
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firefighters have been making progress on those fires. a cooler shift in weather is helping improve the air quality around the bay area. the bay area air quality management district says conditions have improved somewhat but today is a "spare the air" day. some patchy smoke is lingering in parts of the east and north bays. earlier today the smoky conditions caused some delays at sfo. new at noon, attorney general jeff sessions testifying on capitol hill about the firing of former fbi director james comey. sessions was questioned by senator dianne feinstein about his specific role in the decision to fire him. >> senator feinstein, i don't think it's been fully understood the significance of the error that mr. comey made on the clinton matter. for the first time i'm aware of in all of my experience and i don't think i have heard of a situation in which a major case in which the department of
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justice prosecutors were involved in an investigation, that the investigative agency announces the closure of the investigation. >> sessions wouldn't say whether the president told him ahead of time that he was going to fire comey saying that the president only asked for his advice. president trump is being criticized this noon over a call to the families of four troops killed in action in west africa this month. a democratic congress person who witnessed one call is accusing the president of being insensitive! mola lenghi on what some say was a poor choice of words. >> reporter: president trump called the families of four u.s. soldiers killed in action earlier this month including sergeant ladavid johnson. johnson's wife took the call on the way to the airport to receive his body. congresswoman wilson was in the car with johnson's widow when the widow got the call. >> he said to the wife, well, i guess he knew what he was getting into.
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how insensitive can you be. >> reporter: the president denies he said that. >> didn't say what that congresswoman said. didn't say it at all. she knows it. >> reporter: sergeant johnson's family told the "washington post" that congresswoman wilson's account is accurate. >> this man is a sick man. he is cold-hearted and he feels no pity or sympathy for anyone. >> reporter: president trump doubled down tuesday on his statement that previous administrations did not call gold star families after their loved ones were killed in action. and he pointed to his own chief of staff as evidence. >> i mean, could you ask general kelly, did he get a call from obama? you could ask other people. i don't know what obama's policy was. >> reporter: white house records show that general kelly and his wife met privately with the obamas at a breakfast to honor gold star families a year after their son was killed. general kelly doesn't want his son's death exploited and had no comment. on memorial day they visited his son's grave at arlington
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national cemetery. mola lenghi, cbs news, the white house. right now, state senator kevin de leon is officially kicking off his campaign for u.s. senate in downtown los angeles. the democrat from southern california is challenging democratic incumbent dianne feinstein who has been in the senate since 1992. feinstein, who is 84 years old, announced last week that she is running for her fifth full term. breaking news on the east coast. we'll have the latest on another deadly workplace shooting near baltimore. >> and the dmv offering more convenience to its customers. we'll tell you about the expansion of itself serve terminals. >> fog at the coast a sign of the onshore flow. what it means for our temperatures and i'll be tracking the chance of rain. ♪[ music ]
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three people have been killed in a maryland workplace shooting... and th we are following developing news on the east coast. three people have been killed in a maryland workplace shooting and the gunman is still on the loose. it happened at a business park in edgewood 40 miles south of baltimore. >> i was behind the building there and three spanish guys came out and called 911, there's a shooter. >> do you believe they were working in the business? >> i think they were right there when it happened. one guy was crying. might have been their friends or -- i think it was the coworkers. >> oh, absolutely. there's a individual out there on the loose who committed, you know, one of the most heinous acts we have ever seen in our county. certainly we consider him armed and dangerous. >> besides the three killed, two people are wounded. several schools in the area were locked down during the
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initial search and now police are searching for a red dodge charger with the suspect in it. eight weeks after hurricane harvey hit houston, it's estimated at least a million vehicles had flood damage. now dealers around the world are ready to buy and resell the cars. beware, buyers. omar villafranca on the problems the cars could develop down the road. >> reporter: on 500 acres of east texas land, thousands of neatly placed vehicles fan out across the horizon. row upon row of cars and trucks now sit empty waiting to be repaired, resold or scrapped. seth angel is the general manager of the royal purple raceway. >> every vehicle here is here for a reason. it was damaged in some way, shape or form by the storms. >> reporter: it's estimated that up to a million vehicles were damaged by hurricane harvey. many end up here or at scrapyards designed for a
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similar purpose. aerial photos of the texas world speedway about 70 miles north of houston showed tens of thousands of cars lining the track. eventually the cars will be sold by insurance companies to salvage yards, dealers and individual buyers around the world. and while texas law requires that each car's flood history be made available to potential buyers, safety experts say the effects of water damage are often felt much further down the road. >> more than 50 electronic control units or computers in the car today, these vehicles are very susceptible to water and that water is not friendly to these kinds of systems and cause all kinds of safety hazards. >> reporter: with so many of these cars hitting the market, the dmv suggests a potential newbier have the car looked at by a mechanic before they make the purchase. raceway managers also expect to have every one of these vehicles removed by the end of february just in time for the
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start of race season in march. omar villafranca, cbs news, baytown, texas. >> despite the damage, the manager says the cars are moving off the racetrack as fast as they arrive. waiting in the dreaded line of the dmv may be a thing of the past thanks to the department's new machines. dmv now is a self-serving terminal with touchscreen technology that allows you to renew your vehicle registration without the hassle of going to the dmv. just scan your registration and pay for your renewal. then the machine prints out your new tag and registration. the dmv is trying to make it more convenient for drivers. >> they are now available in 14 bay area safeway locations. you can come in with your vehicle registration or the registration in your car. >> and here is a map of where to find the machines. they are scattered throughout the bay area at various grocery stores. the machines accept cash, debit, credit or checks. >> anything to stay out of the
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lines of dmv. >> very popular. >> right. >> not a fan of that. you may be a fan of the cooler air that's coming on through. it's clearing the air a bit. some of the smoke is settling. moderate conditions for most of the bay area except for napa where the fires are still burning but the firefighters are going to get help. here's what's happening. a nice shift in our winds. this onshore wind is going to help clear the skies for most of the bay area sending a lot of the smoke from the fires further out east. we are seeing fog at the golden gate. we saw the marine layer this morning. it's along the coast, as well. temperatures: cooler temperatures today than yesterday by a lot. it will be chilly tonight. early-morning hours the marine layer coming through as the sun rises in the morning. here's a look at the high temperatures for today.
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not that high at all. 65 for san francisco. 69 oakland. we are going to continue to see those temperatures get cooler by 10 degrees by tomorrow because of this system with a cold front associated with it bringing down rain and will continue to do so for washington and oregon and then by tomorrow afternoon, the north bay hills should start to see some of this rain through tomorrow night, then it will come through san francisco, possibly through midnight, and then we'll see some lingering showers in the sierra. as far as rain totals, how much will we get from this system? well, by about 7:00, barely anything. here's the totals: we also have a beach hazard statement in effect. look at the waves. 13 to 18 feet along those west- northwest facing beaches. up to 25 feet for some. so it could be very unpredictable conditions.
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here's a look at the seven-day forecast. look at those temperatures. how cool they are inland. saturday and sunday back to the heat of the 90s. the dow is up about 163 points! coming up, getting a flat on the freeway is a headache but nothing like the pain drivers feel when they go looking for their spare. we'll explain.
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on hate speech and sexual harassament. tech website "wired" got a copy of an email outl elines that tw twittered plans to roll out rules to crack down on hate speech and sexual harassment. an email outlines the new guidelines that twitter sent to its trust and safety council. according to, some of the new features allow victims and observers of unwanted sexual advances to report them. hate symbols such as swastikas will also be flagged. twitter says the changes will be rolled out in the next few weeks. google is stepping up security for the users who need it. the tech giant just launched what it calls an advanced protection program which requires a two factor authentication to provide stronger. mail security for government officials, activists and journalists who could be targets for hackers. getting a flat tire is a hassle for drivers but things
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get worse when you realize you couldn't change the flat even if you wanted to. reporter kenneth craig tells us about a new report that finds that many cars don't come with spares. >> reporter: aaa truck operator jerome bowman answers the call when people break down on the road. >> i'm calling to let you know that i'm en route to your call now. >> reporter: this time the driver had a flat tire. >> right front tire is flat. >> reporter: but when bowman went searching for a spare in the trunk, he came up empty. >> the space where it should go. >> reporter: it turns out this is a common practice. >> a lot of newer vehicles don't have spares. >> reporter: a new report finds 28% of 2017 model vehicles are sold without a spare tire as standard equipment. bowman says many people don't even know it. >> a lot of people are unaware what's in their trunk. >> reporter: automakers started removing spare tires a few years ago. aaa says they did it to make
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the car lighter which provides better gas mileage. last year, aaa responded to 450,000 calls involving drivers who didn't have a spare. some high-end vehicles do come with run-flat tires. >> this is a tire inflation kit in here. >> oh, okay. low tire. >> reporter: the carbo man responded to had an inflater kit and sealant. but he said it wasn't enough to fix this flat. >> this kit will not work. mainly because the puncture is too wide, it will come out. >> reporter: the only option was to tow it to a tire store. kenneth craig, cbs news, new york. ♪[ music ] with the help of target, the sacisco marin food bank addresses hunger head-on in the community. our food pantries are vibrant. people feel welcomed, and they're being respected. it helps our team members see the work that they do in the store every day... how that actually relates to their communities. cbs eye on the community is sponsored by target.
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warning about toxic ash and debris.. ell, today's tip of the day is going to be is a new crop of fall apples red delicious from washington in the market. these are the first apples that show up when the new crop starts. the red delicious apple used to be the number one selling apple. they are still close but that was before. with the fujis, the galas all the different varieties they are slowing down a bit but i love the red delicious. the flavor is great and, of course, the red apple is beautiful. news red color all the way around and shiny nice and fresh free from any shriveling, very firm to the touch. on the table they look great in a bowl. they are beautiful but store them in the refrigerator because that way on the table after a few days it gets mealy.
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you want a crispy apple. store them in a cool temperature in your refrigerator. red apples, new crop into the market. going to be many more coming. love it. 'm tony tantillo, your fresh grocer. nd always remember to eat fresh and stay healthy. tonight the warning about toxic gas and debris as wine country wildfires evacuees return home. a look at how improperly handling materials could cost homeowners financial assistance. that and more at 5:00. that's it for us. for kpix 5 news at noon, have a great day. you could save energy
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