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to keep millions of cars off our roads, to reduce air pollution and fight climate change. and measure rr helps essential workers like me get to work and keep our communities healthy. relieve traffic. reduce pollution. rescue caltrain. [all] yes on measure rr. on kpix5 and streaming cbsn bay area, glass fire flares up in napa and crews are bracing for a change in the weather. good afternoon. >> governor newsom is touring the fire zone. we have team coverage on his visit, changing weather, and the wildfire fight underway. >> reporter: we are live at a
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staging area just south of st. helena in rutherford. we are pretty much surrounded by fire on the hillside all around us. there is activity on spring mountain road and we tried to go there. but we got blocked. it was too dangerous even for media crews. we saw a cal fire investigator gathering evidence of a fire that seems to have started off of the road next to a steep hillside. there were evidence markers and he was on his hands and knees using electronic devices to scan for clues. the investigator did not say much about why he was there. the blaze raced up the hillside where firefighters were called in. we spent the morning around the hills southwest of calistoga. one benefit of the inversion
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layer is the thick smoke trapped in the valley is starving the fire of oxygen. much of the town is empty under mandatory evacuation order. we did meet buster davis. he survived the 2017 fire. he says he has worked too long and too hard to walk away now. >> this is my life. ain't nobody going to tell me to go away and come back and maybe we'll protect your place. i'll get in here and do whatever i have. i am a fighter. it's easy for them to say leave, come back later. i might come back to nothing. >> it's so heart breaking to see the impact this has on people there. we know temperatures are higher today which does not help in this fire fight.
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how are the winds right now. >> reporter: we're expecting the red flag warning to come up a little bit here. 1:00 is sort of the opening window. there is not a lot of wind to speak of. you see the tops of the trees aren't moving yet but i am getting the sense that this is the calm before the storm. i will say it is very, very smoky and very warm. it's just about 90 degrees now here in rutherford. >> it certainly makes it a lot more challenging. thank you. >> that was tough to hear. the weather is a major factor in the wildfire fight today. mary lee is tracking the heat and those winds. right now there are light conditions but we are going to see winds pick up through the afternoon and evening. fire weather conditions are about to get worse as we head through the day. this is not what firefighters need. we have a red flag warning in
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effect for north bay mountains. that does include the glass fire as well as the east bay hills, diablo range, santa cruz mountains. this kicks into effect at 1:00 and has been extended until 6:00 a.m. saturday due to dry, gusty offshore winds, critically dry conditions, low relative humidity values as well. i will be watching winds picking up and humidity levels drop significantly as we head through the day. firefighters will be up against temperatures in the 90s to triple digits as we head through our afternoon, low relative humidity values, northwesterly winds 10 to 20 and gusts up to 30 miles per hour for the glass fire. we are dealing with the heat. we are looking at temperatures that will likely break some records and we head through the day, dangerously hot temperatures for today. we have a lot of smoke. that spare the air alert remains in effect today through tomorrow. we're looking at unhealthy air quality and very unhealthy to hazardous air quality closer to
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the glass fire. we'll talk about when we could see improvement with our weather coming up in a few minutes. i am anne makovec at the live news desk. governor newsom is speaking to the press after he did some tours of the damage thus far from the glass fire. he is in rural napa county right now and you can see he is there by some of the buildings that have been burned by this fire that has been raging for the past three days. he's also planning on his visit to speak with some of the locals, people who have lost everything as well as some of the local leaders who have been affected by these wildfires. they're talking tens of thousands of people who are still out of their homes now. here is video earlier of him checking out some of the damage from these wildfires. earlier this week the governor signed new legislation to bolster the wildfire preparedness and response efforts. it's just a really tough task.
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he quoted pretty astounding figures a couple minutes ago saying almost 4 million acres burned in california this year compared to not even 200,000 at this time last year. 4million compared to 200,000. he also spoke today about plans to do more forest management. >> this drum beat where people are exhausted, concerned, anxious about their fate and their future, not just their safety. clearly we have our work cut out for us to deal with not only suppression but prevention strategies. >> this is video from overnight in angwin off summit lake drive. the fire grew another 5,000 acres. it's now burned 56,000 acres in napa and sonoma. it is 5% contained but continuing near calistoga, west of st. helena. 248 buildings have been destroyed, many of them homes. it started outside deer park
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and quickly spread from the east side of the valley to the west side and into sonoma. the two biggest areas of concern now in addition to the flare up kit was talking about, calistoga and the community of angwin, mandatory evacuations remain in effect for both. of course for the latest on all this, stay tuned to i am anne makovec at the live news desk. len. >> thank you. new video shows damage inside napa valley's famed castle. the winery lost millions in inventory after flames tore through a production facility. fortunately, the owner says the majority of the supply is stored elsewhere and is safe. the san francisco chronical more than a dozen wineries that have been damaged or destroyed by the fire. there is good news to report. cal fire said crews have contained two of the largest lightning fires. lnu and scu complex.
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they both sparked in august and are 100% contained. there was an alert message sent to the county. it is clarifying the current threat is still only in the northern part of the county. there are no new fires. we will have continuing coverage on air, online, streaming at new, san francisco leaders announce plans to make voting safe and accessible. an outdoor voting center will be available in front of the bill graham civic auditorium which is one of more than 588 locations in the city. the voting center will provide balance and services to people who need to pick up or drop off vote by mail ballots. hand sanitizer, gloves, face masks will be offered to those who vote in person. today president trump heads to new jersey for a fund raiser at his golf property. >> joe biden and kamala harris
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attend virtual fund raisers. >> reporter: at a rally in minnesota last night, president trump touted debate performance against democratic rival joe biden. >> biden lost badly when supporters are saying he should cancel the rest of the debates. >> reporter: the president is dealing with fall out after controversial comments he made when asked to denounce white supremacy tuesday night. >> who would you like me to condemn? >> proud boys stand back, stand by. >> yesterday president trump tried to walk by his comments. the white house defended him again today. >> the president specifically verbatim was asked yesterday white supremacy, do you denounce them to which he responded i have always denounced any form of that. >> reporter: on capitol hill, senate republicans pressed the president to clear fi. >> should have made it very clear that there is no room for people on the far left or far right. >> reporter: campaigning across ohio and pennsylvania, former
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vice president joe biden said his message to the proud boys is cease and assist. >> proud boys now have a logo saying stand down but stand by. we need to remember who in god's name we are. this is the united states of america. >> reporter: after tuesday's chaos, the commission that over sees presidential debates is now considering changes to the rules to try and keep order. cbs news has learned that could include cutting off candidates' microphones. even members of the president's own party criticized the tone of debate night. >> i did not think it was helpful in educating the american people. >> reporter: with 33 days until the election, the president left the white house this afternoon to attend a private fund raiser in bed minister, new jersey. joe biden will fund raise virtually later today. today marks three years since the mass shooting in las vegas, the deadliest in recent
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u.s. history. in 2017, a gunman opened fire into a crowd at a country music festival. mourners attended a sunrise remembrance ceremony today. >> words cannot begin to express my feelings, my condolences, and the heart felt pain that we all are feeling. >> heroic actions and lives lost that night will never be forgotten. >> ceremony included speeches, a video with the victims' photos and a minute of silence. 60 people died. hundreds of others were injured. airline workers, how many can lose their jobs as soon as today. coronavirus hits nfl, where players and staff have tested positive. >> kpix is working to bring you positive stories during this difficult time. check them out
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thousands of airline workers are bracing for job cuts today. >> they're hoping washington will approve a new pandemic relief package that could include more aid for the industry. combined american and united airlines are set to furlough 32,000 workers. they say if congress makes a deal, they can refers that. it has to come in the next few days. 837,000 americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, an improvement over the prior week but remains high from a historical perspective. more than 650,000 people filed
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for pandemic unemployment assistance, a category reserved for freelance and gig workers. nfl has postponed sunday's steelers titans game over coronavirus concerns after another titans player and a staff member tested positive for covid-19. the move is one day after the league said it hoped to play the game next week. nfl says a new game date would be announced shortly. there are now a total of 11 covid cases among titans. that includes players and organization members. today jimmy carter is celebrating his 96th birthday. he is the longest living u.s. president. the spokesperson told atlanta journal constitution he plans to spend his birthday with his wife in their georgia home. well wishes can be left on the website. time for a check of our weather. >> here is meteorologist mary lee. a few concerns today. >> a big concern for sure. we have the extreme heat. we have high fire danger as
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well as smoky conditions. here we go again, round two of this, this week. a red flag warning at 1:00 p.m. today until 6:00 a.m. for north bay mountains. that does include glass fire as we are looking at the winds picking up and lower relative humidity values, really watching calistoga, angwin, st. helena, ken wood, glen ellen as we are going to see winds take a turn out of the north and northwest and that could push the fire in the direction to our east and to our south. watching that very closely for you. that red flag warning is also in effect for east bay hills, diablo range, santa cruz mountains. we'll see gusts up to 30 miles per hour, especially in higher elevations and low relative humidity values 10 to 20%. as we head through afternoon and evening, the winds will be picking up. we are looking at relative humidities dropping rapidly as
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we head through our afternoon and for tonight. it is a smoky afternoon on mount hamilton area in many locations dealing with unhealthy air quality at this hour. temperatures are on the rise about five to ten degrees warmer compared to yesterday at this time looking at 87 in concord, oakland 77, liver more 84, 81 san francisco, 86 san jose, 80 for santa rosa. unhealthy air for santa rosa, vacaville, liver more, san jose. very unhealthy in napa. closer to the glass fire, very unhealthy to hazardous air quality. not healthy for sensitive groups. unhealthy air with our smoky skies, spare the air alert continuing today and for tomorrow, it could get better as we look to the weekend. it's really this dominant ridge of high pressure to blame for dangerous heat with the heat advisory in effect for today as well as our extreme fire
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conditions. we are likely going to break some records as we head through our afternoon. check out the daytime highs, triple digit heat in concord as well as liver more. 97 in san jose, 93 oakland, 90 san francisco. we will see temperatures warm to hot as we look to tomorrow with the smoky skies and then cooler thankfully so with on shore flow kicking in for the weekend and into next week. back to you. still ahead, spreading light for students. a bay area man getting they do one of the most difficult jobs there is,
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even in normal times. our frontline health care workers. and when these heroes lack the resources they need, that risky job gets ten times harder. prop fifteen makes corporations pay their fair share. to invest in our communities, in our clinics, in the essential workers who treat everyone- rich, poor, and in-between. whether it's this pandemic or the next health crisis, vote yes on prop fifteen. for all of us.
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every week at this time we share the inspiring service of a bay area jefferson award winning. >> this year, a man is among a handful of local winners selected for a prestigious national award. >> reporter: with his family around him, mcneil won a national jefferson award in a virtual ceremony hosted by the nonprofit multiplying good. doug's daughter accepted on behalf of her father who has a ls. >> this is a huge honor for him and it's a huge honor for our
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family. >> reporter: doug cofounded lighting for literacy in 2012. he helped invent a renewable light source using a battery, solar panel, charged control circuit, l.e.d. strip. thousands of students assembled kits to send overseas giving light to more than 20,000 young people in poor communities without electricity so they can study after the sun goes down. >> this award is a huge light in the dark for our family, like we also hope that the lights that go into the communities also provides light in the dark. >> reporter: during requires around the clock care but communicates with a scanner that reads eye movements to type words. he plays sentences through a speaker. >> i hope to be an example for others with diseases and disabilities to not let them stop them from serving, mentoring youth to change lives of others less fortunate around the world. >> reporter: doug, an engineer who helped build hubble space
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telescope still runs the lighting for literacy board meetings. this board member says doug remains as committed to the nonprofit as when he cofounded it with his late friend jesse salem eight years ago. >> he may not be able to move, speak, in his heart burns this passion to serve, to mentor, to see a generation affect change in their generation. many people say that's it. i am done and out of here. life is short. doug mcneil is getting the most out of life. he is doing good. >> reporter: from winning a national jefferson award for inspiring service through lighting for literacy, we honor doug mcneil. >> nominate your local hero for a jefferson award online at dangerous heat and unhealthy air, a final check of our weather, coming up. today on drew barrymore shore, an interview our home was burned to the ground
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in the tubbs fire. the flames, the ash, it was terrifying. thousands of family homes are destroyed in wildfires. families are forced to move and higher property taxes are a huge problem. prop 19 limits taxes on wildfire victims so families can move without a tax penalty. nineteen will help rebuild lives. vote 'yes' on 19.
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i want to get you updated on the spare the air alert that's now been extended through next tuesday due to our hazy smoky skies, unhealthy air quality. today we have a heat advisory. we also have a red flag warning with a high fire danger that has been extended for higher
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elevations all the way until saturday morning, a lot to get through. we're all going to get through it together. back to you. at 5:00, we have a team of reporters in the fire zone as crews race to attack new flare ups in angwin and calistoga. live reports on the changing conditions. >> that will do it for the kpix5 news at noon. we are expecting a fire at
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♪ >> ridge: we're having another ceremony at dad's so the family can be there. >> brooke: you can't be serious. >> ridge: i wanted to tell you myself so you don't hear it from anybody else. >> brooke: ridge, you were drunk that night in vegas. you were in no condition to be getting married. >> ridge: i know. i don't remember it. that's why i want to do it again so we can remember. >> brooke: when are you gonna wake up and realize that you're being manipulated? >> ridge: logan, i'm not. >> brooke: look, i don't have proof, but i can guarantee you that shauna and quinn conspired against us. please, ridge, i'm begging you, don't do this. >> quinn: ridge can never really know what happened in vegas. you need to let it go, shauna.


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