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♪ ♪ >> announcer: if you would like to be a part of our virtual audience and you have a computer with a camera, log onto and c >> the bay area's local news station. you now with breaking news. >> that breaking news tonight at 5 o'clock. a fast-moving fires prompting evacuations in clear lake that is lake county. you can see this video in the lower lake area structures have been burning. this afternoon and crews are working right now to try to quickly put out the fire to limit the destruction. thank you for joining us tonight on kron 4 news at 5 o'clock. i'm grant lotus and i'm vicki liviakis that fire broke out this afternoon in lower lake. >> it has burned 100 acres so far and it's 0% contained that containment number has not
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been updated. state senator mike mcguire says forward progress has been stopped noting that the fire started in the residential area that was hit the hardest. so here's more video of that fire. this was taken at the cache creek mobile home a state you can see structures are burned, but we are hearing that firefighters were able to save some. >> that mobile home park is located just off the dam road not far from the clear lake compound are a campground rather than a look now at evacuation orders and warnings. the. >> orders are in red. the warnings in yellow as we zoom in here, you should note that highway 29 is closed right now from highway 53 to spruce grove road. there's an evacuation center at kelsey ville high school. the areas hit hard include that creekside mobile home park and the cache creek mobile home states and just south of that just a few blocks away from those 2 residential areas that
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were decimated. it was frantic this afternoon is lower lake elementary in lower lake high school had to be evacuated with the field burning right across the street from those schools. kids just back to school. and now this year's more new video of woman fighting the fire by herself. she's standing in the cache creek bed between lower lake and dam. road. certainly a lot of people trying to get out of that area this afternoon. it is unclear how the fire started. but again, this is not a wildfire that burned into a populated area. the fire reportedly started in the residential area, which is why it was able to spread so fast and be so destructive it cause so many people off guard. we do have a reporter headed to lake county has a couple dozen homes are said to have been destroyed. this afternoon. again forward progress has been stopped, but we will bring you updates on this fire throughout this broadcast. we'll have live interviews throughout our coverage as well. chief meteorologist lawrence karnow joining us now
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with a look at the weather in that region lawrence. yeah, guys extremely dangerous fire conditions right now. the winds have been whipping through that area. they will continue to see that here. >> over the next 24 hours. those winds continue to move 25 to 26 miles per hour. you can see him diving right in toward lower lake and pushing that fire in a southerly direction. that will be the case overnight tonight. in fact, these winds going to likely ramp up again overnight tonight as we're going to see winds start to get going overnight, especially again, that northerly component to the wind. it's not going to be a strong as it was last night. but still you're going to get that offshore wind. and here comes settling in and all of a sudden we start talking about those strong gusty winds. maybe some gusts as high as 35 miles per hour overnight tonight. so some blustery winds there, as you can imagine, red flag warnings are going to be going up. those winds will continue throughout the night tonight and probably through the middle of the morning tomorrow and then by the afternoon, looks like things are going to begin to
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settle down. we'll start to see more a westerly wind. and of course, that westerly wind could has going carry a lot more moisture to prefer. now we've got red flag warnings up across much of the north bay, especially over the mountain tops again, humidity not as dry as it was but still dry enough down to 20 to 30%. and with an active fire, very dangerous fire conditions tonight. guys, back to you. all right, right now we have cal fire on the line. are you with us. daniel berlin. >> yeah, good evening. we've been reporting on this this fire and clear lake o one thing i would like to clear it has forward progress of the fire been stopped at this point. well, our firefighters have been continue to assist lake county fire district, which is really the lead agency on this fire. know that it has grown up about a 100 acres outside of the city at this point firefighters continuing to work containment don't have any updated figures from them on how that progresses going. but it just another example of how dry conditions are and the warning
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that we've been issued for the last several days now. and this is just the reality of when a fire breaks out. even if it to the structure fire, some other source once he burns is a while and it's going to very quickly. >> obviously other fires and we'll get back to the lake county momentarily. but you have the dixie fire that has become a historic fire burning for. >> now more than a month now also more concerning right now is caldor fire, which is just south of highway 50. >> near lake calendar. as you know, started saturday. and on monday night, less than a 1000 acres. but it has just exploded at last check more than 63. or ansari. more than 53,000 what is the level of concern right now with with caldor and how close that is to some of the populated areas quite frankly, in the suburbs of lake tahoe. yeah, well,
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caldor has definitely been a very destructive fire while we don't have exact numbers yet. our damage inspection. >> is ongoing. but as that fire has just race towards more populated areas including the commedia pollack pines. we've been working very closely with the sheriff's department in eldorado county to get people evacuated early. this has been such a fast-moving fire that the timing to get people out of some of areas like grizzly flats. that was just hit hard just a couple days ago has been a major challenge. no different than the challenge that we face for really the last couple of months on fires. the dixie fire that you mentioned another one that just has done significant amount of damage. i mean, is the 14th, most destructive fire in our state's history. the dixie fire destroying a over 12,1200 structures to date. and so, you know, the fires that we've been experiencing have been burning at explosive rates. now, that's not a term that we don't you know. you know, isn't used often, you know, in the summertime we have strong
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extreme weather conditions that does occur. but the thing is these fires have been burning without that significant win. now you add red flag warnings for high winds in many areas that only exacerbates the problem. but really these dry conditions really have allowed fires to grow at explosive rates moving them into cities doing complete destruction in their pac. >> i want to hearken back to this caldor fire again, we have we've seen the group some 23,000 acres just overnight. that seems extraordinary. our have you ever seen behaving in this way before. you know, i would use the word unprecedented, which is a word that i feel like we used a lot talking about the fires last year or the year before that really the fires in the past 5 since the north bay fires. have really just been off the charts as far as the fire behavior erratic is the speed and the severity, right. some of the most destructive, some of the largest fires within
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our state's history have occurred really in the past 5 years. >> and so it how fast these fires are moving. but sadly, this has been the trend. i mean, we're at confluence of issues are for us are tinder dry with drought conditions. we are experiencing over in our force there on healthy. we're seeing fire seasons are longer, which means conditions are able to dry out further. and so all of these issues compact that are really lending themself to just significant that obviously tests are are was all that tests. our abilities to stop these fires to protect people. and so really we have to kind of shift into doing just purely protecting life, getting people out of harm's way doing structure. defense. our firefighters have been working a number of fronts to protect structures mission has been really a challenge this past couple of years. and really the past couple of with with just how fast moving fires have been. >> daniel discount fire have
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enough men and women to fight all of these fires and state senator mike mcguire just said that cal is the best firefighting team in the world. but what cal fire has been doing this year. he said quite frankly isn't working. what needs to happen this year or next year to turn this around. right now. we have over 10,000 firefighters on the front lines of a dozen major fires and that doesn't even take into account. >> the dozens and dozens of back over 30 wildfires that we responded in the last 24 hours. and that's the been 40 new fires every day, most of which if not actually all of them contain relatively quickly. but, you know, let's face it, we have to prioritize our resources. we have to pick a life property those are our priorities and we have been bringing in resources from other parts of the state really over the last several weeks. many other providing assistance to us as well. and
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the national guard hundreds of guards members that in the offseason. we've trained up as crews. they are fighting are flying. i should say helicopters and air tankers providing logistical support. so this is an all fight with local fire departments from every city, every in every corner of california at the state level and the federal an interesting fact from our partners of the u.s. forest service about 65% of the federal us forest service firefighting resources are here in california right now. battling wildfires. so a lot of fire resources being put toward the test right now towards these fires. but we do have to prioritize our resources and we are constantly moving around based on the threat of life. a bit on the threat of property and then thirdly, our natural resources. all right. well, thank you so much. and we do very much appreciate the work that you do. we hope that the weather certainly tonight. daniel berlant of with cal fire. thank you so much for your time. thank you, daniel
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and will continue to followf the situation in lake county as well as the other fires around the state. >> and the air quality will get into that when that could be approving. also coming up on kron 4 news at 00:00am tonight. >> the eu to start working to convince voters he's a serious democratic contender to take governor newsome job with the latest on the recall lineup. plus, new vaccine proved requirements for california. the rules going in place for large gatherings. >> continue to follow that breaking news. the wildfire forcing evacuations in lake county. couple dozen homes, 70 county. couple dozen homes, 70 ♪ ♪ ♪ county. couple dozen homes, 70 ♪ ♪ ♪
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california is increasing a vaccine requirements for in-person events today. the department of public health announced proof of vaccination or a negative covid test from the last 72 hours will be required for all indoor gatherings where there will be more than 1000 people. it's a big change from the previous requirement which applied to events with more than 5,000 people. you can also no longer just say that you're vaccinated. you have to actually show proof and that's just the state requirements. but starting friday san francisco is going to launch its own vaccine requirements that are even stricter and cover even more types of businesses. and city officials held a seminar on those changes conference. dan kerman
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is live in san francisco with or outside canelo bistro and wine bar. this is one of the restaurants in san francisco. the tent. >> vaccination requirements in place for several weeks now. it's going to be a city mandate for all restaurants as well as other stab lish months that serve food and drink. >> if you're not vaccinated. this is just the most dangerous time in the entire pandemic. >> during a webinar wednesday afternoon. san francisco mayor london breed made the case for san francisco's upcoming vaccine requirements. >> we want to be able to keep our community safe and we don't want to go backwards to the types of restrictions that we saw before beginning friday proof of vaccination will be required for patrons entering indoor businesses that serve food and drink those include restaurants, bars, clubs theaters and entertainment venues. >> vaccination verification will also be required for those entering indoor fitness centers and gyms and indoor
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events of 1000 people or more. >> we're doing this to ensure our safety now and also for the future. >> some restaurants like canola bistro and wine bar had been requiring vaccine verification to eat indoors for several weeks. >> our neighbors and regulars were happy that we were doing it. they they feel safer banging in a place that they know that everybody else is vaccinated. members of the san francisco bar owners alliance have also been requiring verification for a few weeks we didn't because we needed to do what we had to do to protect our staff and families. >> protect their businesses. they say they're glad it will now be a requirement citywide. we need to send a message. unfortunately that if you want to participate fully in our society. if you want to put others in danger in close or settings. >> you need to get vaccinated. >> again. this applies to those 12 and up those who are
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able to get a vaccine again. it starts friday for patrons in terms of what you have to show. well, you can show your cdc card photo of your cdc card or your state digital print out what you can get through the state of california's website live in san francisco. dan kerman kron 4 news. >> thank you, dan and mass testing site for covid is once again open in san francisco. the site is in the south of market neighborhood. it's expected to hand out about 500 covid tests per day. and take a look. this graphic shows the major spike in cases we've seen right now we're seeing about 230 cases on average per day and the numbers only represent the people who got tested because perhaps they had symptoms. here's everything you need to know about the testing site. it's at 7th and brandon. it's a drive-thru and walk-up testing site that will be open from 9 in the morning till 6 at night. every day. it is by appointment only test results will be available. they say 24 to 48 hours after he received
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the test. doctor george rutherford with ucsf says testing is very important as the delta variant continues to spread. really important information. people fully vaccinated should get tested 3 to 5 days after a potential exposure. even if they have no symptoms. people not vaccinated should test immediately after exposure. experts say if negative they should test again 5 to 7 days after that with this testing site opened in soma. the city will be testing again about 5. 1000 those people every day. >> all this transmission were saying, you know, we can really pretty much trace back with, you know, some exception. 2 people who are unvaccinated. that's what that's where the emphasis needs to lie. and for those of you been vaccinated. we're giving you additional tools to remain safe. >> you do need to make an appointment online to be
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tested there. we have a link for that on our website. kron 4 dot com san francisco is now offering booster shots. >> either the pfizer or moderna covid vaccine to anybody meeting specific criteria for immunocompromised health conditions. the city's following recent guidance from the cdc in california department of public health when deciding who's currently eligible for their 3rd shot. these are the current conditions that qualify you for a booster shot cancer patients. actively receiving treatment. anyone who has had an organ transplant. anybody who is had a stem cell treatment in the last couple years. people with immune deficiency conditions patients with advanced or untreated hiv and anyone who has taken medication that could weaken your immune system if you qualify for 3rd shot based on that criteria. you can make an appointment at any san francisco vaccination site to get your shot. >> all right. to weather now and whether such an important story here in the bay area. no fires in the bay area proper
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again. fire very destructive just north of us and lower lake. but the smoke from so many fires throughout california really starting to envelop the bay area today. yes, chief meteorologist lawrence karnow here to talk about those conditions out there. yeah. tough to re. yet waking up and looking outside today. you can see that haze in the atmosphere. >> kind that milky white look and even some ash falling from a some of the smoke clouds around the bay area that we sit right now. that is not a cloud cover. that's all that haze from the smoke that has moved across the bay area. so we have that offshore wind developing the air quality has been suffering not only to our north but even in the bay area now we're seeing some places with some very unhealthy air as you head toward livermore that is very poor air quality there. you definitely want to windows there and your doors and stay inside if you can. it is a poor air quality what you can do about the the eastern half of fremont into dublin into san jose is very bad air quality as well. a moderate
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conditions now are picking up of sea breeze along the coastline. and so we're getting a little fresh into the atmosphere from that sea breeze. now, that will be the case. i think as we head through at least the first part of the evening. but looks like we're going to see another shot of a northerly wind. that is that offshore wind and look at our smoke model. you get that offshore wind that normally when there you go. as we take you through the night tonight that is going to pump in more of that filthy smoke back into the bay area. don't be surprise tomorrow morning. if you wake up and eou go outside not only the hazy but you may have some more ash on top of your car. guys, back to you. thank you, lauren. still ahead tonight on kron, 4 news at 5. >> refugees could be headed from afghanistan to the south bay. how organizations we're getting ready to try to help people fleeing the taliban as that regime sets in. and we're continuing to follow the latest from the cash fire in lake county. we will be watching wind conditions for
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that saw at least the heard the shots looked over and saw the will pass recreation center a return of sports here. baseball fields. there. >> it's usually pretty quiet. we don't have here. >> police do say that the bullet holes indicate a high powered weapon was used. they say that the victim had significant injuries. and no word on his condition at the moment that no one has been arrested. but anyone with information is being asked to call concord police. >> the 2009 shooting death of oscar grant will now undergo an independent review by the state attorney general's office says kron four's haaziq madyun reports for us tonight. the actions of another bart officer on that fruitvale bart platform will be the focus of the investigation. >> california attorney general rob bonta says the department of justice will conduct its own independent review of former bart police officer anthony peroni is role. the 2009 shooting death of oscar grant a jury found the by
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police officer that pulled the trigger as early guilty of involuntary manslaughter for shooting oscar grant in the back while he was face down with the fruitvale bart platform. however, officer peroni was never criminally charged for his involvement attorney general bonta released this statement regarding his decision, quote, transparency is critical to building and maintaining trust between law enforcement and the communities we serve the california department of justice is committed to conducting a thorough fair and independent review and will go where the facts lead unquote after civil rights were violated. >> he suffered a hate crime and then he was murdered. >> oscar grant's uncle bobby ex says the family has been waiting for 12 years by the law to catch up to anthony peroni and hold him accountable for his role in the death of his nephew, his thoughts on attorney general bond to reviewing the case. so we're cautiously optimistic. >> that he's doing it for right from us. art and well out a lot to speak to the
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essence of what it should be, you know, and giving us our day in court. >> alameda county district attorney nancy o'malley had this to say about her decision to not prosecute anthony peroni. i listened very closely to the request of the family when they asked me to re examine the involvement of former bart police officer anthony peroni and in view of everything we have considered and reconsidered. >> we conclude that we cannot prove peroni guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. i can only say that passage of time is not. >> bar to bring murder charges, civil rights attorney john burris represented grant's family in a successful civil suit and says he sees an important opportunity here. frankly, what is important here is the family and other people that you need to know. there's a way to go. another institution available to them when the local district attorney's office refuses not to bring charges. >> has it made kron 4 news. >> coming up, fleeing the
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taliban preparations in the south bay are other ways refugees make their way here from afghanistan. >> and the controversial airport one step closer to closing down its runway for good. what was the final straw? and after the break, much more on our breaking news tonight. a fire forcing evacuations burning dozens of
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