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>> top stories we are following on this thursday october 17th. bart trains are running this morning. we will have the latest in with bart and with a-c >> will tell you when you are able to set sail here. >> of breaking news. we are following a story out redwood city where a fire crews are battling a three alarm fire. it broke out about 20 minutes ago and 900
block of woodside road. kron4 jackie sissel is on the scene, we will have a live report coming up. we have reports that the multiple fatalities have taken place. >> this fire has now grown to five alarms. one we have more information we will give it to you live. >> we're keeping an eye on redwood city because this apartment complex is in woodside road. this is in between interstate 280 and el camino real. this has been shut down due to the scene of this fire. the area of the closure could also include a wider stretch. this will affect traffic coming out of downtown bread would city. the eastbound side of the roadway as we
understand will remain open. but that may close. >> as we focus on the thursday forecast we're waking up to clear skies bread as we head into afternoon the temperatures are mostly in the 40's bread by the time which 3:00 p.m. expect upper 60s bread similar weather for the inland spots and you will notice a cool down for those of you who generally head to the beach. i will have full details on your extended forecast coming up. >> our top story this morning. talks continue. managers and union reps remained at the bargaining table overnight in an attempt to reach an kron four's will tran is live at caltrans headquarters with more, >> we have not seen any movement that means said they are still inside negotiating. this is the second time that they have
gone this long. i can tell you that the trains are running and you do not need to worry today. tomorrow, saturday, or sunday i cannot tell you. they have not told us and that the uncertain seat of the blame to do not know what is or not. this is the leverage that they have. they will not give an insurance and there will be a strike or there will not be a strike. if they stated that will continue to negotiate and for now that would just give daily updates. i was out here yesterday and i asked the many of times what they could not tell us sooner. a lot of them are staying up late and some of them are even stand up to midnight trips-best year yet members came out and they did not make an announcement but they stated that the mediator will make the announcement.
being rough on us. a lot of them stated this been rough on them because they have no clue what is going on. there are a lot of people who use bart and we are still here and we set up a podium. when they come out usually that will give a statement and when they do we will carry it for you live. >> people who use a-c transit found out that they're safe from a strike - a least for governor b strike threat on hold yesterday. by appointing a three-member board to investigate the labor dispute. that board will give the governor a written report within seven days. ac transit workers are not allowed to strike during that period. kron 4 spoke with some commuters who say they are hopeful that a deal will be reached. >> i will deal with this when it gets closer. i am optimistic. this is one
occurred to many people. >> i feel good, i do not have to walk. >> they should not let any transit workers' strike. i am tired of being held hostage. my heart goes out to these workers and they do need to fight. this and not fight at the expense of other people, leaving us stranded. >> governor brown will get that report a week from now. at that point, he could issue a 60-day cooling off period. we'll see what he decides to do. >> if a strike for either transit agency does happen -- you can stay connected to kron-4 dot com to find out ways to get around the bay. we'll have the latest developments. you can also stay informed on our facebook and twitter pages. or -- download our mobile app to get push alerts for the latest bart information.
>> line >> since the government is back up and running, national parks are reopening this morning. that's including alcatraz. kron four's mike pelton is live from alcatraz landing in san francisco with more, mike? >> and we have seen thousands of people show up seeing that this place was closed. tourists came from all over the world to see this. they could get near it but not on it. but today they will take you over to the island and is due to the shutdown they did have to lay off about 30 people and issue refunds. i spoke with
a company or a representative and they told me that they have plenty of tickets available. they stated you can purchase them in person or on line. we will get reactions throughout the morning. over the past few weeks we have seen a lot sad faces. >> we are getting our signal and with abc 7 news. this is at 5 alarm fire. this is in redwood city and you can see the flames are shooting up to the roof from the second and third floor. belarus has partially collapsed. we are hearing from the fire department that there are multiple casualties. this started about a half an hour
ago. ithe fire crews are on scene and we have dozens of trucks and personnel on the scene try to get this out. the building is in flames and it is consumed the second and third floor. you can see the roof has collapsed. we will continue to follow this breaking story. >> multiple fatalities in this fire alarm apartment complex fire in redwood city brea/y. brea/y.
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>> welcome back. we are following a breaking news story are redwood city were firecrackers crews are battling a fire. it brought out about 20 minutes ago and 900 block of woodside road. we see that the roof has collapsed and it has spread across the top floor. they have picked flames and we are hearing from firefighters but there are multiple fatalities. this happened at 926 woodside road. there are dozens of personnel trying to battle this. we are waiting to see if they can get the letters up to try to fight this. right now, we just see crews are on the ground. the roof
continues to collapse. there is a large fire that is difficult to fight. we have to cruise headed to the scene. these are chapter pitchers we're getting from abc 7 news. a lot the pictures are coming in. a group to five alarms very quickly. the fire crews are having a hard time getting a handle on this. we will continue to follow the latest and go live at the scene once we get more there are multiple fatalities.
align welcome back. we have more on our work breaking story out redwood city. we are hearing about multiple fatalities. this is at 926 woodside road. we have crews on the scene try to get information bread these are live pictures coming in from abc 7 news. the roof continues to collapse on the west side of the building. it said three story apartment complex and you can see the flames across the entire third floor. you
can see all the crews who are on woodside road. dozens of of vehicles are there. it appears a they're trying to set a base perimeter from spreading. >> those lines are just shooting up through growth. we just saw a collapsed moments ago. it has been burning for about 30 minutes. this is a five alarm fire that crews are trying to get their hands on. it appears that these claims are very intense. this entire building looks like it's on to the open plains. they're trying to save the people inside. we are hearing multiple fatalities from this fire. we're also having traffic impacts. >> this is a horrible sight.
also taking a look at the traffic wise. >> this fire is on woodside road which is a major street their runs through an estate to 81 on one. it is a popular route to a cross between the two freeways. because it is the north, it is the westbound lane that is affected. el camino real runs right through here. it is actually bordered by union avenue and kent fill. the perimeter, the closure may extend. we do not know if a detour has been set up. >> looking at other traffic. not alta mount pass has an accident that is backing up traffic to the 2 05 interchange. the bridges have not been doing too bed
early but the metering lights are close to being activated. this commute is actually not too bed. for the san mateo bridge is a different story. it is getting heavy and the westbound direction bread your ride to the golden gate bridge is not only easy through marin county but an easy trip across the span. >> i think most people will enjoy today's forecast. you will probably like today if you like yesterday. we have not dropped into the upper '30's just yet santa rosa is holding at 41 degrees. 51 degrees in downtown san francisco. we do have mild conditions. as we take a
look at future cast 4 we are expecting mostly sunny skies but i think today will be hazy. we have a few high clouds the was began. the rest of the bay area will be in the '70s career was start to pick up 80s by 3:00 p.m. and again the temperatures are above average. >> today is not really the day to go to the beach on a show like 60's. the temperatures by 8:00 p.m. will be in the '60s. as a breakdown of the afternoon high, let's start things out in the south bay. 81 degrees for santa clara and sunnyvale. the temperatures will be in the mid '70s over and fremont. mid-70s for vallejo. 794 concord and danville have a high of 81.
san francisco--the temperatures to reach the low 80s closer to one country. satellite and radar shows clear conditions and high pressure is firmly in control. that means that warmer weather will stick around. >> in terms of your extended forecast the fog will be back in the picture as we transition. the temperatures will take a stumble in the middle of next would. >> the time is 6:21 a.m.. we will be back with more headlines and the breaking news story about a fire in redwood city. here is a another live look at the scene. this is a three story apartment complex and that is fully engulfed in flames. the roof has collapsed.
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are all 75 units and there are multiple fatalities. the entire fourth floor is in boston times. the roof has collapsed. fire crews, and dozens are surrounding this intersection of. this is on woodside road. they are pulling people out and there stated that there are fatalities and they are nowhere close to getting a handle on this fire that started about an hour ago. protest's caved in on multiple sectionsand looking mae stating that there are about 75 units and the hope is that most of these people were able to get out. >> crows are setting up on the groun and will bring you mor we have crews setting up on the scene.
they're trying to get a handle and these are intense flames. it is obviously not say for the fire department. >> the other developing story that we are following is the commute with bart trains. the bart trains are running and the traffic is looking okay. negotiations are still happening at this hour between management and its two unit unions. we will hae a live report coming up. >> we're getting word of a accident on the upper deck on and the west span but from a light back up. the metering lights have been activated and the traffic is backed up. you can expect
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>> welcome back. here is a another a live look at the fire in redwood city. this is the apartment complex that is due to buying googlele. we are hearing that mass casualties. here is a view from our helicopter partnership with abc 7 nils.news. we're hearing that multiple casualties and we are starting to seize some of the fire fighters
with their hoses. it looks like the fire is an down a bit. but you concede the roof is completely gone. >> we will continue to monitor this and get an update in just a few minutes. >> george has informational trafficker it >> at woodsi roa on the traffic >> on woodside road is closed. your option is to avert are rhombus. you can head from this. you can head south just west of the fire. el camino real will also connect to what sand hill.
another hot spot that we are tracking is the bay bridge. there is it the bill " fire on the upper deck. this is a engine on fire on the old westerns man. this is blocking the left-hand lane and is backing up traffic all the way to the island. until this fire occurred were looking at light traffic. this test changed a lot. also there is one of our hot spot. the ride on interstate 580 even though the accident and the greenbelt is not in the traffic. but as some of right shoulder. what were >> the trains are running this morning. the contract
talks are continuing in fact, they never stop. kron4 will tran is live at the caltran headquarters. >> thank goodness bart's is an option. as far as tomorrow we do not know. they're still negotiating and they're only giving us and daily updates. people have stated why they cannot give us information. the union stated that they cannot do that because part of the leverage is to keep them off balance and this is why they're doing this. a lot of people were complaining. yesterday, at 10:30 p.m. the mediator came out and stated that the trains would run today. they're still negotiating and now we are ed 20 and have hours. obviously, it was very late for them because they had to get up but because of the pressure from bart, as well as the media. i was here and i kept
asking them why they're not given us a sooner heads up. >> so far, there's no deal in place of the trains are running for it if you do not have to worry but it looks like some may happen any moment. we have seen several people go in and out the building. if the mediator or the negotiators come out we will carry live. if they say they have a deal or not to let you know. >> state-ownpeople will use ac transit found out that they're safe from a strike.
governor brown put a strike threat on hold yesterday. he appointed a three member board to investigate the dispute. ac transit workers are not allowed to strike during that period after the reviews the report, he will decide whether to issue a 60 day cooling-off period >> is a strike for either transit agency does happen you can stay connected to an kron4.com will have the latest developments. you can also stay informed on our facebook and twitter pages. download our mobile apps deployed sellers for the latest information carry it >> we will get a quick update on weather and traffic. >> we really are not having to get up temperatures. as we head into afternoon it will have low 80s
anticipated. the temperatures are pretty similar to what we saw yesterday. we will notice a cool down. we will continue with one of the average temperatures even lasting into the weekend. i will highlight your 7 day forecasts coming up. >> we will take a brief break. the time is 6:35 a.m.. we boat get to the latest information from redwood city. sections of the roof has collapsed. firefighters are on the scene. we're getting toward the there are multiple fatalities. >> we will be right back.
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out of redwood city where it has now reached six alarms. woodside road is shut down for about six blocks. it shut down two blocks north at borden. you can see fire crews are at the scene. they're taking more of a defensive stand because the flames have been shooting up from the building. this is a very large fire. it started close to one hour ago in the back section of the building. this bread to the front and we saw sections of the roof collapse. we're seeing larger sections also. this view pulls out and all the fire personnel, and dozens of them are on the
scene. >> there are multiple casualties that we are hearing. we are hoping that most people were able to get out. 75 units, this is a large unit. it is 4 stories. we will keep watch and hear are live pictures coming in. our fepips crews ar on the scenecrews are on the scene. and will bring you more information when it is available. >> our top story that we are following this morning. bart trains are running as talks
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best bet is to use sand hill road or farm hill road. they border woodside both the north and south side. al but media as long as massachusetts are the easiest ways. after coming from the east side you should use el camino real. >> we are continuing to track the other hot spots like the ride on interstate 580 which is jammed up from livermore. this is in the wake of an accident that it was happening. the accident has been cleared. the upper deck of the bay bridge and a westbound ride is backed up all the way across the span. was a vehicle fire but it has been cleared. >> we're now on the ground
getting the latest. it appears that this entire apartment building has collapsed. jackie sissel live on the scene. >> i am about a block away. this is a mass camera. you concede the glow coming from the fire. as soon as she got no one on one you can smell it. woodside road is completely shut down at this point. this is a massive apartment fire. >> i'm about a block and a half away. there are a lot of fire crews out here. multiple injuries in this fire. i have not been able to get up to the scene because the flames are continuously shooting now. most of everything in this area is completely shut down. there are a lot of ambulances and sheriff's out
here. they continued to move in and and i see two more fire trucks come in. as soon as we get done with the shot i will try to go down to the scene to get information. >> this is the view from our helicopter partnership with abc 7 news. it has been a very difficult for firemen to get this fire down. the top structure of this building has collapsed. i just want to give you a better idea of what you are looking at. here is the view from google earth. this is a very large apartment complex. the size of the fired--they're concerned about the condominiums that are surrounding this area. this is an this entire roof
that has collapsed. >> there are very intense flames. >> we will continue to follow this as well as keeping you posted on traffic and weather. >> i just want to mention that i have been observing conditions and the wind at the speed is at 0 mi. per hour. it looks to be a lot of trees and the buildings are so close together that we are concerned about the win at making the flames jumped. a another concern is that the wind blowing over to the freeway. we have a lot of smoke on highway 1 01 at woodside. this is something that we will continue to monitor.
>> we are waking up to clear conditions on this thursday morning. the temperatures are not too bed. we are a few degrees warmer than 24 hours ago. 49 degrees out the door in concord. as we head into the afternoon you can expect conditions to be like they were yesterday. 80s for pleasanton and livermore. daly city will have a high of 67 degrees. today is expected to be a little hazy and we're not talking the same crystal clear conditions. for the most part the temperatures will go back down to the '50s and high pressure will be in place to keep the storm to the north. not a raindrop in sight. the fog will return for this weekend.
>> we continue to follow the breaking nils in redwood city. it is a back to work for a lot of the government workers. while you were sleeping president obama signed a legislation said in an and the shutdown. this allows the treasury to borrow at least a february 7th. that went to the house and they also passed. with both of them passing the bill a went to the president's desk for signature. it was met with opposition. >> this is the pain inflicted on the nation for no good reason. it cannot make the same mistake again. >> this is a terrible deal. i urge my colleagues to oppose it. >> test cruz is not happy
with this bipartisan deal. it still past and unemployment benefits dropped. >> for the first time in more than two weeks residents will be able to visit alcatraz and other popular destinations. that were shut down due to the government shut down. the sides are among more than 400 national parks and monuments that have been off limits until now. alcatraz cruises will resume trips to the island started at 8:45 a.m.. visitors at yosemite national park to start checking in at noon. >> we continue to follow the breaking news coming out of redwood city. it is a catastrophe. a number of people have died in this fire. we're not sure how many but it is a 6 alarm fire. this is one woodside
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>> welcome back. our breaking news story out a redwood city. this fire has now burned a 6 alarm spread this sta. this fire broke out at an hour ago. this apartment complex is completely gone. the flames have been spreading. the fire department stated that there were multiple fatalities. they have to change did not to multiple injuries and the hope is that this is a
mistake. this is a very large apartment complex and we are seeing a shot from the ground. the jackie sissel are showing us pictures. fire crews have been unable to attack the flames. the flames have been very intense. they're taking a defensive stand. we see dozens of crews and their in woodside road is currently closed. there are a lot of personnel tried to control the flames. they do not want them to spread to neighboring buildings. >> this is the view from the air. the size of the fire continues to burn three it we're hearing multiple injuries and this one up and flames and very quickly. 75 units, we will continue to
our breaking news story a-6 alarmed fire and redwood city. a four story 75 unit apartment complex going up in flames. here is the view from our helicopter partnership with abc seven news. after we saw in the video and the last hour with the live pictures coming in here is the roof that has completely collapsed. , to show you what this apartment complex looked like before it went up in flames. 926 stretching all the way back. now it appears the entire roof fourth floor completely collapsing down as we go back live to our helicopter pictures coming up. there
are the fire crews. now the flams not as intense as they were in the fire crews now going more on the offensive. they took a defensive stance over the last hour. now we are in santa cruz six alarms. it appears they're finally getting a handle on the thick flames have been coming out of the building. people have been taken to the hospital. right now we're saying woodside road of being shut down. a lot of fire personnel blocking woodside road right now. here's the view from the ground. as kron4's jackie cecil has provided us the shot. you can see a closer view where the roof just ne