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>> from the area's local news station. you're watching the kron 00:00am morning news, 4. >> well, good morning and thanks for joining us for the kron 00:00am morning news. it's thursday. august 19th. i'm reyna harvey and here we are changing the pace a little bit. we're in our awesome newsroom this morning where you can see everybody hard at work behind me. john travel has been actively tracking the weather. they heat the air quality john has stayed indoors all day yesterday. it was difficult for me. but as a result of that, i can breathe this morning. so what should we be doing today. is that nasty air going to stick around. >> yeah, i know. i'm glad that
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he stayed inside a little bit more yesterday i was talking about that all day advising people to get out there sooner in the daven later because as that smoke settled in it was certainly less than ideal for venturing outside into. you can see this morning that we are in the midst of some low gray sitting across the bay area overall conditions out there. visibility wise are just fine, as far as winds go today is going to be another breezy one around the very northeastern tier of the bay area. you can see that winds gusting from the north will continue to push some smoke our direction as we work our way on into the afternoon. smoke is going to continue to settle into the bay area, further continuing to have an impact on our air quality. what you're breathing. it out there, not necessarily something you want to spend too much outside in 50's and 60's for current temperatures. it is cool enough morning for a light jacket dublin alameda each at 60 to santa rosa, san and at 54 degrees. a look ahead at what we can expect later on today shows you that we do have some upper 80's returning inland. so we have
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hazy sunshine to expect i'm going to break down exactly what else to expect as we move into the weekend. still to come, john, thank you for that. let's get a look at your traffic this morning as you're heading. >> the roads heading from the east bank into the city a little under 11 minutes to get to that fremont street exit. things are looking great. there. the san mateo bridge as you head across towards the peninsula. you can make the drive in under 13 not seeing any major delays at this hour. and the golden gate bridge about 20 minutes as your drive into the city. we'll have more on that coming up. but for now, let's get back to our top story. fast-moving wildfires burning in northern california. authorities say a dozen wildfires are currently burning there torching more than a million acres across california forcing more than 31,000 people to leave their homes in lake county. the cash fires burned 8 acres destroyed about 50 homes here, including the entire mobile park. you're looking at firefighters have about 20% contained and have stopped for progress.
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evacuation orders do still remain in effect the air the areas highlighted red are where people have been ordered to evacuate. you can see how close it is to clear lake. there is an evacuation center there in kelsey valle high school. as we showed you one of the areas hardest hit by the cas fire so far is off of dan road just north a lower lake high school. this is where flames. why don't the cache creek mobile home a state kron four's tell exactly has the details on that for us. >> dozens of homes reduced to rubble after the cash fire tore through this area off dam road on wednesday. probably looking at several dozen homes have been completely destroyed. >> we see behind me the. fire activity. this pressure activity still ongoing is going to go up well into the night and the sec. this comes on top of the public safety power shutoff. >> red flag warning. it's a very difficult situation. faced greater today. >> most of the destruction located here and cache creek mobile home estates in clear lake several residents stayed
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behind on wednesday, including this woman seen hosing down the dry creek bed of cache creek trying to prevent the fire from moving to more homes. lee county sheriff brian martin says so far they know of one resident who was hurt during the fire and hopes they don't discover more as their efforts continue throughout the night into the early morning hours. we have one confirmed civilian injuries. somebody at some significant burns and to get transported out area for treatment. >> right now we don't have any reports of any missing persons, which is a good sign at this point. in this mobile home park behind me is completely destroyed. some of the other homes completely destroyed. we're going to be going through you're conducting a search to make sure that nobody in fact was a injured or killed in this fire. >> we're hoping that we come out with a good outcome. but at stewart early to say right now i'm taylor. second reporting kron 4 news new satellite images show the explosive growth of the caldor fire since igniting on saturday. >> it's burned more than 62,000 acres in eldorado county. that's off of highway 50 about 60 miles east of
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sacramento. cal fire is reporting no containment yet more than 5800 buildings are threatened forcing thousands of people from their homes. at least 2 people have been hurt by the flames. a bay area family preparing for the worst as the counter fire rages out of control. the family has a cabin near by and they drove up there to get as many of their belongings as they possibly could fearing the wind could shift and they may lose their vacation home. kron four's, michelle kingston brings us their story. >> as fires like nothing we've ever seen before, casey. but he says family built this cab in 20 years ago in pine grove. they come up from antioch several times a year to vacation and relax. there's always been fires kind of circulating that year. >> it's just that this there is a lot of brush up there. but we've never had it danger like this one. casey and her mom drove up to the big trailer on wednesday loading up as much as they could. >> fearing. the wind may shift in their beloved vacation home
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a catch fire at this time. they're not under a mandatory evacuation, but that could soon change and they wanted to be prepared and out of firefighters way. should this fire take a turn for the worse. we had enough time. luckily we were some of the lucky ones who actually had time to prepare and time to grab things that we. >> no, we wanted and we have time to talk in the car nicely. it. get out of there. but. it's crazy up there. now this is video of the caldor fire. it's just 25 miles north of the. but he's just cabot. the fire has grown to more than 50,000 acres and has destroyed homes in grizzly flats. >> a town about 50 miles from the big tease, his cabin in pine grove pictures. you know. >> we use a cup. there's family. and then as i got older, i got up there with friends. so just like floods memories. and there. so then we all started to get a little sentimental of where they're leaving. we're hoping for the best. we have everything we need. we're hoping that the wind doesn't ship that they're able to get it contained and
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that we also says homes at this point or just not sure. michelle kingston kron 4 news. >> because of this recent explosion of wildfires across our state. cal fire is being stretched extremely thin. nancy loo has that side of the story. >> we every cal-fire employee fully engaged in this siege from southern california all the way to the northern border. everybody is is supplying resources or supporting in some way. cal fire is clearly stretched thin and yesterday's explosive doubling of the caldor fired more than 53,000 acres required a significant shifting of resources to join the fight. >> cal doors. just the latest big fight for cal fire, which is also been battling the massive dixie fire and nearly a dozen other major incidents mostly in northern california. dixie has been burning for over a month. it's already
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destroyed about 800 square miles to become the second largest fire in state history. more than 6,000 firefighters are assigned to dixie alone. we are surging resources to where the greatest need is at the time of that need and well, the dixie is going to continue to have a difficult times. >> it has more resources than any other fire in the state. >> crews from utah and other states are here to help. but the outlook is worrisome with the peak of fire season still weeks away. >> our folks have been fighting fire for nearly 2 months now they're tired they're fatigued. they're digging line 16 hours a day for 14 days. street. and we're doing everything we can for their health and safety as well. >> on travel has been talking about this meantime, smoke from all these wildfires burning in the state created very hazy conditions on the left was the view from this year. so smoky, you can't see much of anything here in the bay area. air quality has been
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very unhealthy. do all that smoke in the atmosphere. it also gave the sky that eerie orange glow. if you left your car parked outside in may have been covered in ash like this car. you're seeing on your right. that was in martinez. doctors say any exposure to this unhealthy air can have lasting effects on your body. this especially applies to children whose lungs are still developing and adults with any respiratory issues. even if you're perfectly healthy, doctors say you still should not be out exercising even if you're wearing a mask. >> the pictures of people jogging wearing an n 95 mask. they're not understanding the picture. that is not a healthy thing to do. even an n 95 mask or respirator mask to call it and 95 because it screens out 95% of the particulate matter. that's 2.5 microns or smaller. what means 5% is getting through. and especially if
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you're jogging and breathing fast, you're going to be absorbing that. >> well, doctors say those small particles can get into your bloodstream and in the worst-case scenario can cause a heart attack or stroke. whether or not you have preexisting health conditions or not. but the poor air quality is also driving up the demand for high quality mask. people are running to the store to get these and our filters and hardware stores across the bay area workers at this ace hardware on a creek say the demand has been, quote, insane. the bad news is the poor air quality is not going to let up the air quality. advisory has been extended through friday. coming up on the kron 00:00am morning news, california has new vaccine mandate. >> for people who are attending large events, but the rules and san francisco are going to be even strict. and a man is chased down the streets of san francisco by another man with a knife. it was all caught on camera. president biden promises to keep us troops in afghanistan all americans are evacuated.
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it has the details. up next, in a live report. well, welcome
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kron 4 morning news today is now august 19. and we're just moving through the month of august. i had to check my calendar twice because i
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couldn't believe it here. >> yesterday we had some really, really bad air quality. unfortunately, john, it's looking like it's going to stick around for a little bit, right. yeah. so as long as there's smoke being put up to our north and the northerly wind to carry in our direction. >> that's what's going to result in days like we had yesterday. and certainly as you look outside from your berkeley hills camera this morning. you can see the evidence of that wildfire smoke out there really just kind of shrouding this camera view. we do still have red flag warnings in effect for areas like vacaville northward into sacramento. those in her upper elevations for most of the bay area have since expired, lake county continues to be under a red-flag warning as we do see winds from the north in these areas, quite breezy at times. you notice atlas peak seeing winds picking up at points later on today. most of the bay area just not in that red flag warning category now low pressure area begins to exit the region. we still do have this northerly flow. one of the reasons we still do have those heightened fire danger advisories for the northern end of the river. sacramento
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river valley as well as in areas like northeastern solano and lake counties right here in the bay area see how wildfire smoke slowly drifted to the south yesterday. that was a product of that northerly wind which took this wildfire smoke plump right here in the midst of the bay area. what we do have pockets of unhealthy air quality in areas like vacaville poor to moderate for most of the rest of the bay area and then very poor conditions for northern portions. sonoma mendocino and lake counties conditions out there today will likely deteriorate later on during overnight hours when use to start to see some marine layer settling in it helps air quality right along the bay as we saw yesterday. that's not going to last necessarily all day long, though. as for today's daytime highs. very much so. like yesterday. so it's back to the 60's. we go for areas like the coast while temperatures right along the bay shore will be in a range of 60's 70's to 80's much like they were yesterday saying carlos in redwood city, each 83 degrees. palo alto right 80
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degrees today looking at temperatures in the south bay low to mid 80's for you. while the east bay 70's 80's to 90's, pleasanton and livermore each ride at 90 degrees. oakland a nice 73 compared to danville's 93 degrees temperatures in antioch in vacaville. some of our warmest, but still only in the 90's. so no triple digits in this forecast today. a look ahead of next 7 days shows temperatures not moving too terribly much will remain in these upper 80's to low 90's that warmest for inland areas through the course of this forecast. coastal areas remain in the 60's bayside areas in the 70's. hazy sunshine likely to continue into tomorrow seeing enough of a break in a system that we could actually see some relief into saturday and sunday. but we'll keep you updated as we get closer to the weekend right now. john, thank you so much for cannot see any major hot spots at this hour. so that's some good news. >> if you're traveling from the east bay. city right now is going to be a little under 11 minutes for you to make that drive. the san mateo bridge. let's head over and
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get a look at things there as you're headed across towards the peninsula under 13. we'll have more on your traffic richmond center fell looks pretty great right now. 8 minutes golden gate bridge, not 20 level. that coming up now let's get back to the news. the 2009 shooting death of oscar grant will now undergo an independent review by the state attorney general's office. the actions of another bart officer on that for ville party platform will be the focus of the investigation. kron four's has do and has that story. 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 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
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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 lot to speak to the 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
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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. >> another big story this morning less officials say evacuations from afghanistan will continue to ramp up in the coming days. last night, president biden vowed to get every american who wants to leave out of the country before troops are withdrawn. raquel martin joins us live from washington, dc with the very latest. good morning.
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>> good morning. rain. a full for the first time in an interview last night. president biden did suggest that that of american troops could stay in afghanistan longer than that august 31st deadline to try and ensure americans get out safely. however, he did stop short extending that same promise to the thousands of afghans also waiting to seek refuge. >> u.s. officials say they're ramping up evacuations out of afghanistan is an all hands on deck effort and we aren't going to let up the biden administration said already the u.s. military has evacuated roughly 6,000 people since saturday. but they the ultimate goal is to get that number up to 9,000 people per day. it's obvious we're not close to where we want to be. so we're going to work that 24 hours a day, 7 days a week wednesday defense secretary lloyd austin's at the pentagon and the state department are deploying more personnel to the airport to heat things up and provide more security we're going to get everyone.
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>> that we can evacuate evacuate and i'll do that as long as we possibly can. but outside the airport taliban fighters have set up security point in curfews that made it difficult for many to leave overnight chaos broke out at hundreds of afghans without needed paperwork but desperate to flee. >> crowded the streets nearby us official that this point say they cannot ensure safe passage to the airport. but a warning. the taliban to back off and maintain a peaceful operation. whoever there are threats. we're closely monitoring those at any moment. they could happen. we will take immediate military action without hesitation. and according to the rules of engagement. the taliban and every other organization that country knows it. >> in as evacuations ramp up president biden is still facing backlash for his overall withdrawal strategy over. he is defending that strategy and calling some of the chaos we've seen breakout
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the last few days inevitable for now in washington. raquel martin, back to you. thank you for that report this morning. a cow. >> hundreds if not thousands of afghan refugees are expected to seek out a new life here in the bay area. also across california. one community group in the east bay. this already providing a safe haven for dozens of refugees who are now calling america their new home kron four's jonathan mccall has more on that mission. >> the images are tragic to see afghans trying any way possible to flee from their war torn homes in search for a new life free from taliban rule. it was terrifying. it >> it looks like humanity was killed and every step in this country. some of those who have been fortunate to get out are making new lives right here in the bay area. >> for this month. we have and individuals. to 12 agency. so
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right now so far to be i've been served 60 individuals. i'm expecting at least 50 more and and the next 2 weeks. fauci azizi is with the jewish community in family services, east bay. >> she says this agency has been working for a number of years to bring afghan refugees to the bay area. >> but she says the numbers picked up in recent weeks as american troops are looking to leave afghanistan. she says the gcf s is a one-stop shop for services for the refugees starting at the airport when they're picked up. she says the agency provides housing training shelter, education and even job placement. >> so experience shows that so really great. i mean, they have been successfully year based on their life. here are some of them are able to be self-sufficient so was easy who immigrated from afghanistan herself to the
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united states. >> says as the family tried to adjust to their new american lives. their minds are still back at home and for the family members left behind. >> you're just scared, not just for their family and loved ones. they left behind. it does not mean that all of those families, all qualify for that every family member would get a chance to come today in state. >> in san francisco. jonathan mccall kron 4 news. >> well, we have continuing coverage of the afghanistan crisis. go ahead. take your phone out right now. scan that qr code that's going over our website at kron 4 dot com. >> we have more information as we're currently following this changing story. we'll be right back.
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>> a new federal civil rights lawsuit claims county sheriff's deputies, wrongfully attacked and knocked the woman unconscious while she was pulled over on the side of the road. >> following it me. and going back to the driver's side caught. putting hands on me. >> my children are in the >> happened last august. 6. you're looking at body camera video showing the 2 deputies pulling their guns on 33 year-old to keep order. this was a real role in dixon before slamming her into the pavement. she was jailed overnight for resisting arrest. but never was officially charged. a lawsuit was filed against both the sheriff's department and the county. still ahead on the
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kron 00:00am morning news, another positive covid test. >> link to an east bay school. we have the details afte
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>> welcome back to the kron 00:00am morning news. it is august 19th 04:30am, and we have a little change of pace where in our newsroom up here, you can see everybody working hard and puts together the show every morning for us. if you are just hitting the roads this morning. yesterday just like me probably experience.


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