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growing. winds are dying down. now some families are allowed to return to what's left of their neighborhoods. ''mornings on 2" starts now. this is ktvu "mornings on 2." . >> good morning. thank you for joining us, monday morning, october 16th. i'm pam cook. >> morning. i'm dave clark. here's the latest on the wine country wildfires that have killed 40 people, burned thousands of acres, and destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses. fire crews say they've turned the corner. they're making progress in containing the fires. mandatory evacuation orders were lifted for the city of calustoga. mike maguire said damage in snow ma county alone could top $3 billion. the largest of the fires, it has burned 51,000 acres, and the 65% contained now, which is up from
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56% yesterday morning. the nuns fire, made up of several fires in snow ma county, has burned 48,627 acres. it's now 40% contain. yesterday it was just 25% contained. so a big increase there. and the tubbs fire in the calustoga area has burned almost 45,000 acres, and it is now 60% contained. >> of the 40 fire deaths, 22 were in snow ma county. more victims were identified yesterday. they were 82-year-old carmen colleen mcreynolds, sharon ray robinson, 72-year- old lee chadwick roger, and 71-year-old daniel martin solier. >> we want to show you this cal fire map. you can get a sense how close the major fires are to
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each other. the nuns fire has the lowest containment, again, only 40%. it is still moving northward at a slow pace, but it is driven by steep slopes and very dry brush. steve, you see rain. >> that was the last wind event in this pattern. today will be warm, but there's the possibility of rain into the week, thursday into friday. with all the fires, we could sure use some rain. today will be a hazy, sunny, warm day. temperatures upper 80s for some. the trend is to cool it off. . believe me, 4 days from now, a lot can change. but you can see, sacramento, 18/100ths, ucaya. pretty heavy rain in eureka and
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crescent city. that won't be until we get later in the week. still an easterly wind or northerly wind. humidity continues to be pretty low. napa county, atlas northeast, 17%. fairfield south, 58% humidity, napa 51%. . you can see the air flow is safe shore for one more day. but changes are on the way. won't be today, but they'll start as we head toward tomorrow. tomorrow a lot of mid-and upper 80s. going to be warm. more on the extended out look. here's sal. good morning. traffic is doing well for the most part if you are
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driving for the early morning commute. here we go with 580 westbound as you're driving through the tracy commute. it is not a bad drive. it continues to move along very well, continuing out to livermore and to the main part of pleasanton. also looking at traffic on the sonol grade. that's fine. a look at 880 north and southbound right in front of the climb. you can see traffic is moving along very well. and at the bay bridge toll plaza it is light. in mendocino county, many fire evacuees are allowed to go into their neighborhoods. that fire north of highway 20 and west of mendocino national forest, it has burned nearly 36,000 acres. a smaller fire has burned 2,200 acres. it is 80% contained. and the 2 fires have combined
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to destroy 400 homes in mendocino and lake counties, at least 4 businesses. firefighters say favorable weather conditions have allowed crews to get a better handle on those fires compared to that fierce fire fight that continued over the weekend in snow ma county. >> we've been fortunate. we haven't lost schools or major freeway other than some -- we lost one major communications tower. that is on the mend now. >> a mendocino county sheriff posted on facebook evacuees going home should avoid moving or touching any of the damaged property until after they've contacted their insurance company. he said moving or spreading debris may jeopardize eligibility for state-funded clean up. the air we're breathing is bad, but you knew that because of smoke from the fires. we have a smoke advisory.
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for the rest of the bay area, today is a spare the air day. the bay area air quality management district says we have a higher level of smog, but the wildfires and the changing wind could put more smoke over the region. air quality concerns did cause some local school districts to cancel classes late last week, but school districts, including marin, west contraction unified, and vacaville are reopening today. schools in the fire zones are still closed. that includes the school district in santa rosa. other schools that are out this week include guyserville, kenwood, mark west, union, roseland, and snow ma valley. santa rosa junior college is still closed. classes will resume on wednesday. you can find more information on local school districts on our web site, time is 4:06. happening today, the opening of an stop signs center in napa county to help fire victims.
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the center is at the county health department. it's in building a on napa valley corporate drive. it will be open monday through friday from 9:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. fire victims can get financial help as well as many other services. over the weekend the evacuation orders were lifted for the city of napa. yesterday many people returned to their homes for the first time since that fire started 8 days ago. marlene and her husband had rushed out of their retirement home near the silverado country club late sunday night as the flames raced toward their complex. she was surprised to see her condo still standing. >> there were solar panels there, and a fence. and the ping pong table is burned. i don't know how it got there and left ours alone. there's very mixed emotion. there's relief, and then
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there's survivor guilt. >> many of her neighbors' homes were gutted in the fire. -if of the roads were closed. in santa rosa, a similar scene: thousands of evacuees went back home to see the damage, and it was emotional. . >> i hope everybody will have the strength and start looking toward the spring. . >> the containment lines are growing. the weather is getting better. there are more crews on the ground, putting out those hot spots. many of the returning evacuees are relieved this nightmare, for now, is coming to an end. >> thankful. i'm thankful. i'm fortunate. i know a lot of people lost a lot of life. so i'm just fortunate to be back, and everything's here. >> overall, things are feeling optimistic for us.
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we're very cautious about that. >> however, an evacuation order is still in effect for some parts of santa rosa. providing some comfort to the thousands of people who have been evacuated. up next, the efforts by a tech giants to provide some help. >> also governor brown over the weekend signed several bills into law, and vetoed others. we'll highlight some of the big decisions he made just before last night's midnight deadline. >> good morning. we're off to a good start here when it comes to the morning commute on san francisco freeways. northbound 1 is moving well. some good news on air quality. levels are improving. a far better situation than what we had last friday and thursday.
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supporters of the measure say the legislation is needed to ensure california never takes part in that sort of federal muslim registry that president trump called for during his campaign. the governor also signed a bill that makes california the first state to require the labels on cleaning products to list all of the ingredients.
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the bill's author, state senator ricardo laura, said his mother, a former domestic worker, would sometimes feel dizzy and sick, but she never knew if it was some ingredient in a product she was using. the governor also vetoed a bill that would have required large companies to report information on the difference in wages between male and female employees with similar job descriptions. that legislation was designed as a way to force companies to pay women fairly. the governor says he vetoed the bill because of what he called the measure's am big use wording, saying he feared it would lead to more lawsuits, not pay equity. time is 4:13. kevin de leon will chan senator diane feenstein in next year's election. de leon released a campaign video, emphasizing his humble roots and progressive politics. he said he wants to join the u.s. senate to fight president trump's policies and
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senator feins tein announced last week she will run for a fifth senate term in the november 2018 election. california attorney general javier bucera has joined with attorneys general from 16 other states in filing a lawsuit to block president trump's plan to end federal subsidies for health insurance. the president announced he is cutting off the payments that leap low-income american pay for health coverage under the affordable care act.
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that was from the president. time is 4:14. sal has something to tell you about our morning commute. it's early on a monday morning. how are you doing, sal? . >> doing well, dave and pam. we're off to a nice commute. we're looking at some of those far-away commutes we see on northbound 101, for example, from g,lroy to san jose. it does look good driving into the main part of morgan hill and san jose with no major issues. if you want a nice quiet start to a monday, want to get up early, mission accomplished so far. this is a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. traffic is light with no major problems. steve, i'm assuming what i see at the toll plaza there is fog or no fog, sal. not -- that's not happening yet. >> that's still -- that's still smoke, but it's not as bad as last week. any fog that forms, i don't
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think it will be much. . the wind has really tailed off. still hazy at times. it will be sunny and warm. temperatures after today will start to take a tumble. we could get upper 80s to near 90. by the end of the week, we might have upper 6 0s. rain looks to be late thursday or early friday. we'll fine-tune the timing as we get closer. heaviest rain by far will be northward. there's not much that will go south. it will start late thursday. there might be a 10th to half inch. i might bump up some of these totals. . still an off-shore breeze for many, including atlas pack, northeast at 12. 17% humidity. it's better as you get to the lower elevations. more of an off-shore breeze. the wind is really tailing off. there's not going to be anything up around 0 or 40 anymore. the wind we had over the weekend has tailed off. that is the last in the series
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for this pattern. that will be much cooler with higher humidity. 40s, 50s, and 60s, they're all over the place and wind-independent. if it's calm, you get 30s. cloverdale at 55. winds are 44. kensington, 67 degrees. there's some really warm temps, coasten bay, and in san francisco with the offshore breeze. 23 in truckee, 46 sacramento. monta ray 61. mendoc,no county. 73%. w,llett's with a west, southwest, and 80% haughty. that's up. overall mostly cloudy today and warm, and temperatures will start to take a tumble, not really until wednesday. today will be really warm for some. sunny and warm on tuesday. looks like it begun to the north. not much to the south, you guys. warmer, but on the cooler side in the weekend.
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>> okay. thank you. 4:17 is the time. today rescue workers in somalia continue the desperate search for survivors following the deadliest terrorist attack in that country's history. more than 00 people were killed, 300 others injured when two truck bombs went off in the heart of mogadishu saturday. so far no group has claimed responsibility, but the attacks come as the u.s. makes a renewed push to defeat a somali group that has pledged allegiance to both isis and al chi day. today army sergeant bowe bergdahl is expected to plead guilty to charges connected to him leaving his post in afghanistan in 2009. bergdahl will go before a military judge in bragg, carolina, to enter his plea. he will plead guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy instead of going on trial. he could get up to five years in prison. bergdahl was held hostage by the taliban for five years before being released in
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2014 in a prisoner swap. right now it's 4:18. fighting the wine country. wildfires from the skies. we're going to show you some new video highlighting just some of the ways the national guard is providing some support now. >> also today is the last day to file taxes. if you were given an extension in april, we'll tell you the relief the government is providing to people affected by natural disasters.
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now that year is up, and the state treasurer's office will have to decide what's next. regulators fined wells fargo $185 million last year overits widespread practice of opening accounts without customers' authorizations to meet aggressive sales goals. time is 4:22. if you were affected by recent natural disasters, you're getting and extended deadline to file late taxes. today is the last day to file a 2016 return without paying a fine if you submitted an extension request in april. if you don't pay today, you'll get hit with a monthly failure to file penalty. late filers impacted by those fires in the north bay, you get another extension to pay your taxes.
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you now have even more food options when ordering through facebook. the social media site launched a new program that allows users to order food straight from its app or web site. facebook is teaming up with services such as, door dash, and chow now to connect use worse their favorite restaurants. facebook has been testing the service for the past year, and it is now available to most users. speaking of facebook, facebook did a little food delivery of its on to fire victims in the north bay. facebook dropped off 5,000 meals to the napa valley salvation army. a call for meals went out on friday, and facebook asked if they could help out. facebook is committed to deliver meals three times a weeks, as long as it's needed. the next drop off will be on wednesday. . jim lutz is the owner of
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lutz vineyards. it's still in the path of the atlas complex fire in napa county. . the 40-year-old bittner working to harvest grapes before the fires come closer. >> we're ahead of the game. we're just waiting. it's all coming together. >> he said he's determined to not let the fire ruin his crops. he is keeping his spirits up in these very tough circumstances. >> yeah, it is. all right. time is 4:24. coming up, a firsthand account of what firefighters in the north bay saw as they approached those flames. very dramatic video taken by an east bay firefighter heading to what he thought was just a brush fire. >> i can't describe that. i cannot say how happy we were here. we're back. we're back. >> the new details on some areas where evacuation
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orders have been lifted. ifted. >> good morning. you can see traffic is moving along well. if you are driving on 80 westbound heading out to the maze. ze. . >> thankfully the wind will die down, as it did yesterday afternoon, evening. we had 0s, 40s, 50s, 60s. still a bit of an off-shore breeze. the coast and the city will be very warm today. move rwear toddlers see things a bit differently thanks to pampers easy ups while they see their first underwear you see an easy way to potty train pampers easy ups our first and only training underwear with an all around stretchy waistband and pampers superior protection so you'll see fewer leaks and they'll see their first underwear pampers easy ups, an easy way to underwear pampers
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national guard has 2,000 people supporting cal fire. incredible work by so many people. >> and it's helping to start to turn that corner. >> yes good morning to you. thank you for joining us on "mornings on 2." it's monday, october 16th. i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. i want to check in with steve. i got a little worried yesterday when the winds picked up. >> yeah. it was stronger than the wednesday event by far. thankfully it wasn't anything in the -- by then, they got a handle on it. still an offshore breeze. we're not done with it yet. a warm monday, but temperatures, this will be the warmest day of the week, no doubt about it. temperatures upper 80s, maybe 90 for some. the humidity continues to be dry. the lowest humidity will be in some of the highest elevations, and the wind will be decreasing and variable. by later today, it should really tail off. napa looking for that smoke layer. going for a high of 87 today.
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hazy warm, not as much smoke as we saw last week; that's for sure. still layers rotating around. big drops in temps, upper 60s, 7 0s. rain thursday into early friday. heaviest by for will be on the north coast. . cal,stoga, santa rosa north. not until thursday, friday. still an easterly breeze, northerly breeze. hawkeye, windsor all offshore at the moment. same could be said for atlas peak. 17% humidity, little better. snow ma valley, still northeast, 42 degrees. 40s, 50s, 60s, a huge difference in system of the temps. 4 observations in napa, none of them reporting. 39 grade only, 67bodega bay. you get that off-shore breeze for some, you can see that air flow going from land to sea. even san francisco, much of the
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coast, a warm sunny day. we're waiting for changes, but they won't be here until later in the week. 70s, 80s today. here's sal. >> steve, good morning. we do have traffic that is getting a little busier, but still pretty good. i would say pretty good on 80 westbound. live look cawvilhe, fairfield, vallejo. highway 37 is open all the way through from solano county to marin county. the traffic is moving along pretty well on 80 westbound as you drive out to the mac arthur maze with no major issues at the bay bridge toll plaza, traffic is moving along well. a little slowing in 1 of the lanes. sometime today, pg&e hopes to restore power to nearly every home and business that lost electricity during the wine country fire storm. some 300,000 people lost power when the huge fires raced across napa and snow ma county. crews have been working around the clock si


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