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throughout the morning. it started 10:00 the night before. here we are. tell us about what we expect to hear. >> reporter: yeah, gasia. that briefing is set to get underway in just about ten minutes we're hearing. you can see that the firefighters from cal fire are gathering here. this is really where they're going to learn how the fire developed overnight. what is happening today, and what their strategy is going to be. this is really the beginning of their planning session. now, we have had a chance to talk with cal fire here this morning to get an update on what has happened overnight. one of the things significantly has been an injury to a sixth firefighter now. five firefighters injured yesterday. we learned that one firefighter injured overnight. according to cal fire, that firefighter has a second degree burn and is recovering in an area hospital from that second degree burn. again, that is a new development from overnight. first we do have a little bit of good news which is the weather. the weather seems to be cooperating with firefighters here in the santa cruz area.
we can tell you from our experience here right now it is certainly much cooler this morning, with a little more relative humidity, more humidity in the air. both of these very good signs for cal firefighters as they try to get control of the bear fire. the fire did settle down overnight. one of the things they wanted me to get across to folks, they received calls into the night up until midnight last night about people concerned that the fire was making a run. they say that does not appear to be the case. the fire has not made a run into surrounding areas. firefighters telling me that they got calls as far away as saratoga and the fire is certainly not in that area. it seems that the fire has been largely contained or self contained, not that they have increased con tapement, but largely self contained in the area where it did burn yesterday. we are expecting that briefing to detail, again, how that fire developed overnight. we can tell you that it was
smokier this morning at the command post where we were earlier. that command post in the last hour or so has been broken down. this is the new command post near redwood elementary school. no update on containment. the last information that we had on containment and the size of the fire was 270 or so acres. about 5% containment. now, again, coming back out to the live pictures, you can see these cal fire firefighters gathering. this is their briefing. this is the briefing where they learn how the fire developed overnight. we are anticipating now that it is just starting to -- day is starting to break, we are expecting that they will get a helicopter up. that will give them aerial survey. remember how important a tool that is because they are able to get that bird's eye view on the fire. see how it developed overnight. that will be some of the
information funnelled into the briefing for the firefighters looking to gain control of the bear fire here in the santa cruz mountains. >> christien kafton with the very latest on the santa cruz mountains. thank you. we will talk to you later. >> we will go back to the briefing as it begins. we will take a quick minute to check weather. steve paulson in today. i have never been so happy to go back inside and grab a jacket. >> finally. it is cooler and the fog is back as well. most of the coast. and it will be a cooler pattern. tomorrow we can talk about maybe some rain making it down that far south. the forecast continues to keep rain all the way down to the santa cruz mountain. that would be tomorrow evening. we have a ways to go. 60s and 70s on your temps. most observations in the santa cruz mountains have cool conditions. 40 degrees, 42, 41. unless you're up at 2600 feet. most are 74, 80%, 73%.
not much of a breeze. temperatures in the 40s. low 40s. a couple observations 41. felton says the same. ben loma at 44 degrees. the fog has come back. higher clouds mixed in but lower clouds on the coast. i think by tonight and tomorrow, it will lift and make it up to 2,000 feet as the front approaches. low clouds here already in the north bay. the higher humidity has moved in on the coast and san francisco. that means your air quality will be better. 45 on observation in oakland. 47 tiburon. a few upper 40s in san francisco and low 50s. 40s and 50s on the temps around the area. pretty close. there is the first system from the north. it has a ways to go but pushing in the fog. the water temps are cold. when you get an on shore breeze, that can ramp it up. decent amounts forecast into lake county, mendocino county with heavy amounts forecast by
the gfs. we will see if that holds. it brings rain a little bit down to the santa cruz mountains. on shore breeze in place. you get rid of the east shore rain so mostly 60s and 70s. sal, what do you have for us other than the usual slow? >> we have the usual slow. nothing major which is great, steve. we have minor things out there that might slow you down. for the most part we're looking at commutes that are full strength. right now we're looking at the richmond bridge. traffic on the approach will be slow. although this is normal. no major problems getting through. traffic is moving along okay. this is a look at interstate 80. it is taking about 40 minutes to drive between the carquinez bridge and the macarthur maze. you will see the traffic is going to be busy in the area. there are no major problems. this is a look at the toll plaza. 20-minute drive or so. and 880 is going to be moderate. we've had minor things go on on the commute. a push back on the east bay
commute. it is slow. a minor accident southbound 680 at 24. no injuries there. but things are getting crowded. 680 also slow in pleasanton. 7:06 back to the desk. >> straight to the north bay where fire crews are making progress in containing wildfire as recovery efforts are getting underway now. the sonoma county sheriff says that search teams are trying to find 53 people on the list of the missing after the fires. there are 200 searchers including members of the national guard and state and local agencies looking for people in the fire zone. >> as the firefighters make progress in containing the fires, people in napa county are returning to homes and business. wine makers are assessing the damage. most wineries have already harvested their grapes before the fires began. for those wineries that were
damaged, they say wines from previous vintages are typically stored at other locations. now, in sonoma county as homeowners go back to their burned-out properties, many are reeling by how much was lost and how little time they had to get out. one man has cell phone video from sunday afternoon. their kids and dog were out playing in the front yard. he only had minutes to evacuate his family. >> i'll tell you what, i'm glad i was home. my wife never got a call. she never got any warning. and i'm lucky that i was home because -- yeah. we were lucky. very blessed. >> now, state insurance commissioner dave jones visited the area yesterday and had advice to offer. he has ordered insurance companies to cut the red tape, advance money for personal losses, and be flexible about documentation since so many people left their homes in a rush with nothing.
some schools in so no, ma'am accounty that have been closed because of the fires are reopening today. classes resumed today at sonoma state university. the alexander elementary school district and wright elementary school district in santa rosa also plan to reopen today. the oak grove union school district will reopen on monday. santa rosa junior college set to resume class on many. many other school districts in sonoma county will remain closed through the week. crews are watching for flare-ups after a grass fire broke out near dublin. it is fall the fallon fire. the latest report is that it burned 116 acres and is 75% contained. there was a mandatory evacuation of nearby homes yesterday but it has been lifted. investigators are still working to find the cause of this fire. the time is now 7:08. still ahead, providing help really needed for people affected by the north bay wildfires. we will tell you more about what the santa rosa fire department and police
>> taking you out live to a briefing on the bear fire in the santa cruz mountains. let's listen in. >> good morning, everybody. >> it looks like we're establishing on getting a better signal. when we have it, we will bring it to you. we just talked with christien kafton. crews have been working in the overnight hours but the nighttime and the smoke hampers the efforts. they can't do the aerial support that we saw during the day. the fire at 200 acres. multiple structures burned. let's move on to napa valley because they really want the tourists and people all over the bay area to know they're starting to get back to normal in the napa valley. a lot of work to do but they
want and need your business. >> allie rasmus is live in downtown napa to bring us that part of the story. good morning, allie. >> reporter: good morning, gasia and dave. if you drive around napa and particularly downtown napa, you will see fire trucks and emergency vehicles, a lot of utility trucks restoring power. there is a sense of a return to some sense of normalcy out here. they were straightening out the table cloths and getting ready for the morning customers, making the food that the bakery is well known for by the locals. they were open most of last week but because many people had to evacuate, they didn't get the flow of customers as they usually do. a lot of people stayed home because of the smoky air. and now that the three major fire that's have been burning in various parts of napa are contained, the tubbs, atlas and nuns fire, store managers and
businesses across the area want to get out the message. >> we're back. we are back. we're back. and we're functioning and almost every single business is at full speed. we have a huge block party on friday. a lot of the local businesses downtown are participating. and it's going to be fun. yeah. we're back. >> reporter: now, outside of the downtown area, some of the vineyards have reported damage. napa valley vineyard association has heard from half of the members and the chairman says about 30% of those who have checked in have reported some type of damage. it can be anything from damage to a sign to more serious devastation. but he also says most of the grapes in napa were harvested before the fire and already in storage and being processed. in another sense, a sign of a sense of normalcy, about 350 people lost power.
now the power is back on for 97% of them. coming back to the electric baking company, you can see the sign out front says thank you first responders, volunteers, police and pg&e. the manager says while they had kind of an absence of customers, regular customers and tourists over the past week, they spent a lot of time packing lunches and snacks to deliver to the firefighters and the first responders to show gratitude. we heard from a lot of businesses that have done the same over the past week. back to you guys. >> absolutely. go up there and spend a little extra money. thank you, allie. halloween costumes are wanted for children affected by the north bay firefighters. police are asking for the public's help to get children ready for halloween. the department posted pictures to twitter saying the department is collecting costumes. they're accepting new costumes in any size. drop them off on sonoma avenue at the police headquarters. >> great idea. sal is watching the commute. i hope everyone is behaving for you. >> sort of, dave and gasia.
there is slow traffic out there. let's start off with interstate 80 which is one of the slowest commute that's we have driving from the carquinez bridge to the maze. slow traffic out there at the bay bridge and everywhere along the way. this is a look at interstate 880. we haven't had it fill in yet. you had a little bit of time. 580 is looking good. as we back up, you can see 880 is already slowing out of san leandro towards hayward and fremont going south. by the banks the traffic is not too bad on 101 or 280. let's bring in steve with today's forecast. >> you got me? >> yes, sir. >> there you go. cooler, cooler. the fog is back, moving in up and down the coast and making a push from west to east. finally a pattern change here. it took a long time. we finally see the breeze turning more from the north/northeast which it has been for the last eight days to
west/southwest eventually. the temperatures drop. 83 to 75. 75 to 67. 85 to 79. and 80 to 75 in san jose. low clouds making a push even on the santa cruz coast. the bases we need to get it up around 2,000 feet. that looks like it will happen tonight and into tomorrow. a cold front is on the way. the good news is it is -- look at that 40 continues to drop. most of these are around 500, 700 feet there. are a few around 2500 feet that are warmer. but 41, 40, 44, 41, 41. not much of a breeze. i can find a west/southwest. there is one at 2600 feet. that observation 77%. 81%. so that is all good and the breeze is less than most locations. less than 5 miles per hour. 50s and 40s on the temps. a lot of 40s around santa cruz. 45, 46. 47 in cupertino. low clouds making a move on the
marin-sonoma coast. over the bay as well. the low cloud deck is filling in on the santa cruz coast. noticely cooler for oakland. a couple observations in the mid-40s. one observation san francisco at 48. i think downtown is 50. i don't know why it is not showing up. tiburon at 47 degrees. the key is yesterday was a north/northeast. today south/southwest. a south there. and an east there. we haven't completely turned it around. with the on shore air now favoring on shore, that should make for much better air quality today. 50s and 40s on the temps. a few 30s. east bay temps, low 40s. walnut creek at 42. san ramon 41. out by the concord pavilion, 43 degrees. upper 40s and low 50s around el sobrante and even into berkeley. 39 up in ukiah and around lake tahoe. if you are heading up to the sierra, today is fine. tomorrow we will start to see
increasing clouds and then the breeze will pick up late thursday, early friday. could be an inch or two of snow above the 6500-foot level. the temperatures will be dropping there as you go into friday. you see this low. it is retrograding. the front associated with it is right there. on its way. not bad. looks good. get the tail end of that. it will weaken as it moves south. and as far as the timing goes, tomorrow afternoon, evening to the north. it may take overnight into friday morning before it makes it down towards the south bay. we still have a ways to go on the system. usually on these systems the first one to come through is later than sooner. the rainfall looks good, especially to the north. we will see if it holds. anywhere from a quarter of an inch to three quarters of an inch possible. if it holds to the santa cruz mountain, .06 for boulder creek which is the best scenario we could ask for. cooler today. highs in the 60s and 70s. hazy and low clouds on the
coast. 60s and 70s there. we will continue this into tomorrow. big fog bank tomorrow. in fact it will go well inland. then cool mornings but sunny and warmer days, gasia, on the week. >> thank you, steve. how many have been out to dinner with your family but also on your phone. the new approach that mcdonalds is taking to give families more one on one time.
2. it is 7:21. on call street, the dow closed just shy of the 23,000 mark but this h. no problem getting there this morning. >> pam cook is back in the studio with this morning's monday business. >> the dow shot up 100 points this morning with a lot of the credit going to ibm. when the bell rang, ibm's stock shot up 8% or about $12 a share. that's after posting a quarterly earnings report that is much better than analysts expected. and want to take a live look at the numbers right now. there it is. do you jones up almost half of a percent. 23,101. up 103 points this morning. again, a lot of that having to do with ibm. the nasdaq and the s&p 500 hosting some gabes. ebay and american express are reporting earnings today. roy price is accused of making lewd advances towards a producer in 2015. he has been criticized for
ignoring an actress when she said she was raped by harvey weinstein. the big shopping rush that traditionally starts the day after thanksgiving may not be as frantic this year. half of americans are less likely to shop on black friday this year. the study by the consulting firm reports 52% of shoppers say they are turned off by the crowds that day. other reasons include the ability to find good holiday deals online that day and again on cyber monday. shoppers also say they keep an eye on good bargains online all year round. google is ditching an experiment that sparked a fire storm of criticism. it is removing a feature from the map application that estimates how many calories a user could potentially burn by walking a given route. now, the goal was to encourage the healthy option of walking short routes rather than driving. but the calorie count was converted into the number of mini cupcakes a person could
burn by walkingment the feature ignited backlash on social media as many called it a trigger for those with eating disorders. many people accused google of trying to shame people into walking. well, how many times do you fiddle with your phone when you're out to eat? mcdonalds wants to you put it down and start paying attention to other people in your party. in singapore, mcdonalds has introduced mobile phone lockers in an effort to get parents and kids to put away the phone and start talking to each other. it came after a survey found that an overwhelming person of children and parents are distracted by smart phones when eating together. i have to ask my kids every single time that we sit down at the table, put the phone away. no phone at the table. >> it is rough. >> pam -- >> it is true. >> i will say for parents with very, very young children in this generation, some parents use the tablet or the phone to get your 3-year-old to sit
still at the table. now that 3-year-old is now 13 years old and used to doing this. it is hard. >> give them crackers like we did. >> or crayons and a menu to scribble on. it is hard. it is hard. a good recommendation. thank you, pam. >> people evacuated in the santa cruz mountains because of the wildfire that is still burning this morning. rear going to bring you the very latest on the fire fight and also the damage. >> good morning. there is traffic that is getting busier around the bay area. this is the peak of the commute. and interstate 680 traffic will be busy.
>> 7:28. starting with breaking news across the country here from maryland specifically. live pictures from up above what is being reported as a shooting in which several people have been injured. it took place at a business park in hartford county, maryland. this business park is about 20 miles northeast of baltimore, about a mile and a half northeast of washington, d.c. it has auto body shops, hotels and storage units in the area. we're getting report that's a number of people have been injured in a shooting at this
business park in maryland about an hour and a half outside of d.c. from this picture up above, i don't see an awful lot of police activity. perhaps if we widen out we might be able to see more police units on the scene. we don't have control of the pictures. i see white police vehicles there. >> yes. >> we're going to stay on top of the report. again, police do confirm there are reports of multiple people shot at this business park in maryland. we will bring you more details on mornings on 2. >> this pattern change will last three days and then high pressure will come back in. overall we do have much cooler weather. and the fog returns up and down the coast. so 60s and 70sand a few upper
70s. temperatures will be dropping about five, ten degrees over the next couple of days. fog made it to parts of the santa cruz coast. the key is how cool it has been. it is right now. 40 degrees boulder creek one observation. another one 41. ben loma 44. felton at 39 degrees. most locations have really good humidity as well. 74%. 77, 75. even if there is a slight off shore breeze, it is not that strong. nothing more than 5 miles per hour. fog is moving in on the north coast and on our coast. it is moving into san francisco that will allow better air quality today. 45 one observation at oakland. 48 in san francisco. quite cool here. 40s on the peninsula. you can find a lot of 40s. menlo park at 40 degrees. los altos hills 40 degrees. and san mateo, a cool 43. the system will be to the north. we will get some rain out of it but not until tomorrow
afternoon and evening. the heaviest will be from the north. that could get a third of an inch to half an inch plus to the north. we will take even a .06 for boulder creek and felton if that materializes. that would be good. cooler day. fog returns. on shore breeze. 60s and 70s and low 80s. mostly 70s as the pattern is finally changing here. all right, sal, 7:31. what do you have. >> traffic steadily climbing on the east shore freeway. the traffic time has been slow on 80 westbound. we watch it all morning. it starts off at 20 minutes or so. now we're up to 50. that it 5-0 in case you're not watching. between the carquinez bridge and the macarthur maze. just listing people -- sometimes people just listen and not watch the tv. this is a look at the bay bridge. backed up to the maze. no major problems driving through. traffic will be okay.
there was an earlier accident at powell street on the east slower freeway. i went back to see it. we're going to look at it in a moment. now we move forward to 880 north and southbound. traffic will be okay if you're driving northbound. but southbound traffic slows at 238 and has become one long line. look at the san mateo and dumbarton bridges. those commutes have filled in all the way out to the peninsula. 7:32. back to the desk. >> right now crews fighting the bear fire in the santa cruz mountains are getting ready for their assignments for the day. a helicopter was sent up a short time ago to assess the fire situation. it will be checking what happened overnight when crews could not move to the fire scene. the latest numbers that we have show more than 270 acres have burned and four homes have been destroyed. the fire is at this point 10% contained. with he know another 140 homes have been evacuated. we talked with one man who was thankful to have a few minutes to grab things and get to
safety. >> my wife filled her car and my truck is full over there. i have my cat and dog here. and we've got clothes and stuff. >> six firefighters were hurt. four were treated and released. the other two remain hospitalized this morning. none with serious injuries. we expect to hear how far it expanded overnight. now that the sun is up, we plan to get updates on the tubbs fire. the nuns fire also burning in sonoma and napa counties grew 1500 acres but fire crews got more containment now at 80%. the pocket fire near geyserville did not get bigger overnight. it is 63% contained now. we're waiting for an update on the atlas fire. the last report had it contained at 80%. the time is 7:33. thousands of fire evacuees are going back home but it is hard
to feel comfortable because many of the fires have still not been contained. alex savidge is in oakmont this morning. tell us the latest why some people there are nervous. >> reporter: people are returning home who had evacuated from many of these communities along highway 12 here, including oakmont, where we are this morning. even as they come back, there is still an active fire fight going on in the areas. we're at one of the staging areas right off of the highway here. you can see fire trucks pulling in here after they spent all night -- after the crews spent all night out on the front lines. one of the big concerns in this area is a small fire called the oakmont fire that is burning just north of the nuns fire, east of highway 12. it was a small spot fire that started over this past weekend and quickly grew to about a thousand acres. in order to try to stop the spread of that fire, there were some back fire that's were lit last night.
and people in the oakmont community, there's also a large senior development on the west side of the highway. they were concerned last night as they saw some of these back fires being set because there was a lot of active flame on the other side of the highway. last night crews set the back fires. they're trying to get the oakmont fire to sort of merge with the nuns fire, the larger nuns fire, so both of those fires eventually will burn out. >> we take a great deal of consideration and evaluation before we commence a firing operation. we study the weather and we make sure that we have the adequate resources to contain the fire. but there are no guarantees. we would rather take this risk than letting the fire burn on its own and exposing us to more time where things could go wrong again with the weather and burning conditions. >> reporter: and this was the scene yesterday, just down the road in the community of glenn helen, north of the city of sonoma. evacuees returning home after
more than a week and a half being -- having to stay -- remain in shelters or staying elsewhere. and, again, a lot of people returning home. still, more than 30,000 people waiting for the all-clear to return. a lot of evacuees still have not been able to return to their neighborhoods to see what is next. but, again, the fire fight itself certainly goes on. thousand of firefighters on the front lines. in this particular area, the big concern is the small fire called the oakmont fire. they're starting back fires to try to get itself to burn out. that will be the case for the next couple of days. >> thank you, alex. let's run down south to get the latest on the bear fire in the santa cruz mountains. >> this morning we had a new injury that brings us to six injured firefighters on the fire. the fire activity was much calmer last night. firefighters were able to get a lot of work done. it was much cooler, a little
higher humidity. and today, we will be hitting it hard again with the helicopter drops, just like we were yesterday. so we should be able to make some significant progress today. any questions? >> what are the challenges. >> yeah. as we have been saying, the topography is the major challenge on this fire and is really what has contributed to our injuries. these mountains are steep and they're rugged. and the access is tough. just on dirt roads and the -- the way that the firefighters are attacking the fire, with the direct fire line, you know, gets them into that ground that is really steep. >> what about the firefighter injury today. >> we had a firefighter that had burns to his hands. and he is being treated at the hospital.
>> is he going to be okay? >> yeah. the report that we got was second degree burns. he should be okay. >> the chief mentioned this morning that -- >> go ahead. sorry. [inaudible] [inaudible] >> what are the concerns for today and where are you focusing your energy. >> yeah. the same threats we were looking at yesterday we are looking at today. and that would be, you know, any potential for the fire to -- [phone ringing] >> don't worry. >> my phone is ringing. so we're looking at some of the same threat that's we were looking at yesterday in terms of the risk of the fire spotting across our drainage and burning up into where all of the homes are.
and that's what we're repaired to deal with and working towards containing today so that doesn't happen. >> those homes are evacuated, correct. >> those homes are evacuated and we have structure protection in place. we want the surrounding community to know that -- that this fire is really burning in the area that was projected to be burning in. we haven't had unexpected fire growth to threaten other communities. the folks who are really concerned about, you know, what they're seeing from the fires up north is not -- is not anything that we expect to happen down here. and so people in santa cruz and saratoga don't need to worry about this fire threatening their community. >> the firefighter that received the burns this morning, is he the one in icu?
>> i don't know if there is ai firefighter in the icu. i know there is a firefighter who is still hospitalized. i don't know the details. >> you're talking about the broken wrist. >> right. >> maybe that was not icu. >> he had some injuries on his face and he is undergoing some treatment for that. >> he's going to be okay. >> listening live as we get the latest from cal fire talking about the bear fire burning in the santa cruz mountains. we were on this as break news yesterday morning. here we are still a developing story. 270 acres have burned. the fire is 10% contained. we heard that a sixth firefighter has been injured while fighting the bear fire. he has second degree burns to his hands. good news to pass along. we just heard the woman from cal fire say that conditions are calmer today. it is cooler and much more humid. this is great news weather-wise for firefighters. she says cal fire plans to hit the fire hard again, in her words, by air.
yesterday we were watching drops carving outlines where the fire could not progress. many water drops by helicopter. you know, this aircraft can go where the men and women on the ground cannot because of the steep rugged terrain. >> that was a really good update. we will be checking back with cal fire throughout the morning on mornings on 2. the time is 7:41. thousands of people were left homeless after the fires in napa and sonoma. coming up at 8:00, more on the struggles for those families to find new homes. first, a controversial call between the president and the widow of a fallen soldier. what he said that has many people upset.
of a explained soldier that he, quote, knew what he signed up for. the congress woman says she was in the car with the soldiers widow on the way to miami's airport for the return of the body. wilson heard part of the conversation on speakerphone. she criticized the president's comments saying that's not something that you say to a grieving widow. the soldier was one of four of u.s. soldiers killed by enemy fire in an ambush in niger earlier this morning. the president said the congress woman fab rated what i said to the wife of a soldier who died in action. and i have proof. sad. congress may start taking action on the ground work for an overall of the tax system. it would reduce the number of tax brackets for individuals and cut the corporate tax rate significantly. the white house is aggressively promoting the plan. but democrats say most middle class americans don't like what they're hearing about the proposal. >> if we get tax reform done
this year, it would be extraordinary. >> they don't know the half of it in terms of this plan. >> there could be a deal on capitol hill where republicans agree to reinstate payments to insurance companies under the affordable care act in exchange for democratic support of the president's tax plan. the time is 7:45. a federal judge in hawaii blocked most of the travel restrictions in president trump's latest travel ban just hours before it was due to take effect. doctor i can watson granted the request to temporarily block the trump administration from enforcing that travel ban. the judge's ruling says the latest version of the ban discriminating based on nationality. the travel restrictions due to take effect today were to apply to citizens of iran, libya, north korea, somalia, syria and yemen as well as some venezuelan government officials and their families. the justice department will appeal the judge's ruling. the time is 7:45.
let's help get you out the door. today's traffic hasn't been too bad. >> yeah. we haven't had any major issues, gasia. we had the slow traffic that we normally have. let's start with the toll plaza where there's been a lot of slow traffic. there was a crash at the toll plaza between a big rig and a white car. they moved it off to the side. it didn't cause a major delay. already slow there. they're talking about it with chp on the side of the road not blocking lanes. also looking at the commute here. if you're driving into san francisco, look at southbound 101. it's kind of hard to see through the haze. but it is not doing very well there as you drive down towards cesar chavez. i'm looking to see if there are any problems. there was an accident at ten after. that was blocking the left lane. i think that now it's still there because look at all of the slow traffic. i know it is hard to see with the haze. but it is going to be slow. let's move along to the san mateo bridge.
you can see westbound 92, it is going to be busy getting up to the peninsula. and if you're driving on 880 northbound, you will see slow traffic beginning right near the coliseum. southbound traffic according to the road sensors slows after 238 and sticks with you way below the speed limit until you get to fremont and then it slows a little bit less. finally gets better by the time that you reach milpitas. 7:47. let's bring in steve. >> thank you, sal. it is smoky and now fog. the combination of the two have come back to the coast and parts of the bay. it will ramp up tonight and tomorrow. the cold front, the first real cold front of the season. this will might produce rains. let's see if it makes it down to the santa cruz mountains. there are hint that's it will. livermore from 89 to 75. and san jose from 80 to 75. the good news that the fog is also -- sometimes you need the base around 2,000 to 3,000
feet. that will happen tomorrow. at least the fog has come back and the humidity is higher and the temperatures are cool. boulder creek a couple observations 40, 40. scotts valley at 41 degrees. if you get up around 2600 feet you can find warmer temps and lower humidity but most is 70, 70; 74, 80%. there is an on shore breeze. they will take that. low clouds making a push across san pablo bay and marin and sonoma coast and moving up to santa rosa. the higher humidity and lower temps is beneficial. 45 in oakland. another one at 46. 49, 48, two observations in san francisco. and tiburon, 47. the good news is the air quality will be better as the wind turns more on shore. 40s on the temps. 40s and 50s with a few 30s. even bodega bay at 46. marin county is 39 degrees. 41 in napa. these are the coolest that we have seen in a while.
down 12 degrees at hayward compared to yesterday at this time. sfo down 10. down 8 for concord. 21 up in truckee. 30s to the north towards mendocino and lake county. sacramento at 45. around lake tahoe, 30s and a few 20s. now, if you are heading up there, today is fine. mostly sunny and in the low 70s. of tomorrow, clouds increase. could get snow around the 6500- foot level. not a lot but a little bit. the temperature and wind will play into the system because of right there, finally bringing heavy duty rain up on the pacific northwest. we get the fog in advance of it. water temps are still cold. timing on this looks to be tomorrow afternoon, evening to the north. and overnight thursday into friday for everybody. let's see if it holds together. usually on the timing on these i would lean later than sooner because it is the first system to break through a stretch of high pressure. 10:00 tomorrow night might make it down to the santa cruz mountains. rainfall looks good north of
calistoga. half of an inch for some. to the south, far less. i'm sure that the firefighters would be happy. cooler day. we get fog returning. on shore breeze will kick in tonight and tomorrow. 60s and 70s on the temps. temperatures coming down. the northeast breeze doesn't want to let go but it eventually it will. cloudy tomorrow. i think there will be drizzle and rain thursday night and early friday. weekend looks good. warmer and cooler in the morning. >> bring it on. >> you got it. the time is 7:50. helping the victims of the north bay fires. what members of the oakland a's are doing to help out. the warriors opened their season against the houston rockets. we will tell you about the pregame ceremonies and the game itself. next.
>> welcome back to mornings on 2. it is 7:53. a big fire broke out at a huge southern california oil rye finery. it appears to be contained now. it is the biggest oil refinery on the west coast. the flames and smoke could be seen high over the refinery for half an hour. foam was poured on it. no injuries were reported. the cause is under investigation. smoke from the north bay wildfires have been affecting
flights at san francisco international airport. yesterday, more than 30 flights at sfo were canceled. a spokesman says most of the cancellations were smoke related. one in five flights were delayed yesterday due to poor visibility blamed on the smoke. last week more than 250 flights at sfo were canceled because of smoke. the san francisco 49ers confirmed two of their players had guns pointed at them early yesterday morning in a robbery attempt. the two were leaving union square. leaving the club called love and propaganda when two masked men pointed a gun and assault rifle at them. he decided to give his watch and jewelry to friends and asked the club security guard to watch armstrong and him to the car. the players ran as soon as they saw the men pull out the guns. they say they were not hurt and they did not give anything to
the gunmen. the warriors new championship rings are turns heads. the rings were headed out to the defending nba champs last night. the ring is 11-carats in weight. 10 and a half more than i'll see in my lifetime, dave. has more diamonds than any other championship ring across all four major sports. there are five trophies on each side to represent each of the five championships won by the franchise. the banner will hang in the rafters of oracle arena. >> this is an amazing night to celebrate an amazing accomplishment by everybody on the floor and the organization. and especially the fans. this is what we do it for. we play for you guys. thank you for your support all year long. we're going to count down from five to reveal the new banner. i'm going to start out. five, four, three, two, one. [cheering and applause]
>> by the way, the first 10,000 fans at last night's game took home mini banners to celebrate the championship. after the game, the warriors squandered a lead and lost to the houston rockets 122-121. >> it appears that durant got a piece of it. here is the lead-off for durant. picks it up. hits it. another three. >> klay thompson had fans on their feet early on, jumping ahead to the 4th quarter, steph curry had big shots with less than six minutes left on the shot. he had 22 points. the rockets found a way to come back in the final seconds. the warriors just needed two points to send fans home happy. they play the pelicans on friday in new orleans. more shots fired on a bay area friday. we will tell you where it happened and what the chp is about the investigation. we continue to follow the latest from the santa cruz mountains on the bear fire. the challenges crews are facing as they fight to bring flames
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>> west very latest developments on the bear fire, including a new injury and what firefighters are expecting today. >> thousands of homes destroyed. for those affected, the struggle to find temporary housing in an expensive rental market. mornings on 2 continues now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning. welcome back to mornings on 2. it is wednesday, october 18th. i'm mike mibach. >> i'm gasia mikaelian. changing weather. you will feel it as soon as you step outside. steve, i can't help but think this is the news that
firefighters been waiting for. >> they mentioned it. humidity is up and temperatures are cooler. if we can get a little bit of rain. >> even better. >> even better. >> it looks like it. the forecast models paint a little bit of precip down to the santa cruz mountains. not until late tomorrow. it will start tomorrow afternoon to the north. fog returns. a good fog bank out there. the humidity is up and the temperatures are cooler. turning the breeze on shore, westerly, southwesterly instead of the north/northeast that has been persistent for nine days. the wind has tailed off. ben loma at 43 degrees. most locations have favorable humidity. 70% or higher. there are some above 2500 that are showing a drier north breeze. san francisco, oakland, it is there. temperatures will continue to be on the cool side. air quality will be better in is not fran and marin county.
getting more of the on shore breeze. upper 40s for some and 40s out to the east bay. with concord pavilion, 42. san ramon and dublin, 41, 42. it is cool there. low clouds on the coast. the higher clouds come in from the south/southwest. taking aim at southern california more so than us. north of santa rosa calistoga, decent as. even a .06, .07 in the santa cruz mountains would be spectacular for the first system of the season to come out of thing in. we will see if it holds. so far they're saying yes. 60s and 70s on most of the temps. sal, what do you have. >> poor air quality in san francisco as you mentioned, steve. some of the smoke mixing in with the fog. southbound 101 i'm going to highlight it here is not doing
well because of an accident near cesar chavez. i would recommend staying off of 101 and getting on 280 or around city streets and not using 101 south because of that accident in san francisco. it might start affecting the bay bridge. if it starts affecting the sky way ask then people getting off the bridge, it will start affecting the toll plaza as well. unfortunately we have a lot of slow traffic on that way on the way west into san francisco. once you get there. san mateo bridge could not alternate route for you. moderately heavy across to the peninsula. it is not great. but it might be better at this point. this is a look at 880 northbound. it is slow past the coliseum. driving through. southbound 880 continues to be slow as you head south out of hayward. and then 580 is still looking good through livermore. but 680 is very slow in pleasanton, both north and south. 8:02. back to the desk. >> thank you, sal. we're following continuing news
about the bear fire. >> christien kafton has been talking with the firefighters. a sixth firefighter has been hurt, christien. >> reporter: yeah. unfortunate news that we have heard about that sixth firefighter injured here fighting the bear fire. from what we understand, that is a second degree burn injury to that firefighter's hands. he was pulled from the line and now being treated an air area hospital. we have good news. that good news seems to be the weather so far this morning and overnight cooperating with firefighters in the santa cruz area. we had cool temperatures, relatively high humidity and fog in the area. all of those factors helping to keep this fire low to the ground and prevent it from spreading too wide. the fire did settle down overnight. they did get a lot of calls overnight from people around the area concerned that the fire was making runs into surrounding areas, including into saratoga. to be clear, the fire is not making a run into that area. at this point, the fire now
estimated to be 270 acres. about 10% contained. fire crews will be hitting the fire hard today, trying to prevent it from making a run to the homes in the area. >> we're looking at some of the threats that we were looking at yesterday in terms of the fire spotting across the drainage and burning up into where the homes are. >> ron: so that is really their priority, trying to prevent the fire from making a run into the las cumbras area. we will start to see the helicopters go up. surveying the area, getting a better sense of how it developed overnight. dropping water in particular areas, trying to steer this fire away from the inhabited areas. later on this morning, we are expecting the air tankers to start drops as well. they want to try to get a cap
on this fire quickly. the concern is that if the winds do build here later on this afternoon, that fire could make a run up into some inhabited areas and devastate the homes in that area. that is, again, why they are trying to make this aggressive move on the fire this morning. back to you. >> thank you, christien. from the santa cruz mountains we go to the north bay where fire crews are making progress in containing all of the wildfires there. as well as the sonoma county sheriff. search teams are trying to locate 53 people who remain on the list of the missing after the fires. 26 of them are from the city of santa rosa. there are about 200 members of the national guard as well as state and local agencies taking part of the search. as firefighters continue to make progress on containing the fires, people in napa county are returning to homes and businesses. wine makers are assessing the damage. most wineries had already harvested grapes before the fires began. and for those wineries that were damaged, they say wines
from previous vintages are typically stored at other locations. in sonoma county, as homeowners return to their burned-out properties many are reeling from how much was lost and how little time they had to get out. one man has cell phone video from sunday afternoon before the fire. his children and dog were playing in his front yard. he only had minutes to evacuate his family. >> well, i'll tell you what, i'm glad i was home. my wife never got a call. she never got any warning. and i'm lucky that i was home. because -- yeah. we're lucky. very blessed. >> california insurance commissioner dave jones traveled to the area yesterday and offered up some advice for homeowners. he has ordered insurers to cut red tape, advance money for personal losses and be flexible about document saying since so many people left in a rush with nothing. some schools that have been closed because of the fires are reopening today.
classes resumed at sonoma state university. the alexander elementary school district and wright elementary school district in santa rosa will reopen today. the oak grove school district will reopen on monday. santa rosa junior college will resume classes on monday. many other schools will remain closed through this week. more than 5,000 homes were destroyed in the wildfires in the north bay. tara moriarty has the story of two santa rosa families facing the challenge of finding a new place to live. >> reporter: the past nine days have been rocky for the gomez family. >> kind of frustrated. >> trying to find a home. >> reporter: this family of eight has been crashing at a friend's house after the tubbs fire gutted their neighborhood. >> a lot of people in the list. >> reporter: craigslist has been flooded by families like them anxious to find housing after house hopping. >> i don't know where my tooth brush is. >> reporter: the problem is
that real estate rents were sky high before the fires. >> nothing else has popped forward. even friends of friends can't -- no one has got anyone. >> reporter: holly and gene web came to this apartment complex today searching. >> i came here today not knowing that i was actually going to rent a place. but she had one left. >> reporter: the gomezs have been responding to craigslist ads but with no luck. the kids would like a space to play soccer. >> so my brother and i can play with our dad. >> reporter: this is the street where they used to live in the mountain grove neighborhood. you can see that everything has been completely destroyed. they're hoping to find a new home that will accommodate all of them and cost about $3,500 a month in rent. >> we just need to find a place. >> reporter: today the family stops at a shelter, giving away essential items. >> we're looking for a pack and play for my son. he just keeps falling off the bed last night.
i just miss our bed. >> reporter: their own bed is what they need. colleen works in the medical industry. her husband is an uber driver, unable to work because the family only has one car thanks to the fire. their daughter has one wish. >> be happy again. >> reporter: in santa rosa, tara moriarty, ktvu fox 2 news. 8:09. westbound 580 has reopened after after overnight freeway shooting that happened in castro valley. the chp got a call of a shooting about 9:00 last night. when crews arrived, no one was there but at 11:00-a i 21-year- old man showed up at an oakland hospital with a gunshot wound. all lanes were blocked as officers searched for evidence. the freeway was opened as of 2:30. investigators don't have any information on a possible motive or suspect. the victim by the way has been released from the hospital. san jose police are investigating a deadly stabbing that happened overnight.
it took place at 2:20 this morning. a report of a person stabbed. officers located a man suffering from a stab wound. the man was taken to the hospital where he died a short time later. police are not identifying the victim at this time and say there are no suspects in custody. 8:10 now. providing help for all those impacted by the north bay wildfires. more on a unique campaign. it will help children enjoy halloween even though they lost everything. >> reporter: things starting to return to normal in napa county. many business owners and wine makers want people to know they are back in business and they really want and need the customers. that story coming up.
>> more roads are open in napa valley as fire crews monitor hot spots up in the hill. >> as all of the work is being done to put out the fires, businesses want tourists and visitors to know that things are back to norm and need our business more than ever. allie rasmus is there in the area. >> reporter: we are in oakville off of st. helena highway. they are returning to a sense of normalcy after a week of fires in the area. yesterday in the hills behind the sign you could see smoke coming from the nuns fire. most of that has dissipated now. containment on that fire and the two other major fire that's have been burning in napa county for the past week and a
half, containment now 80 and 90% for the fires. firefighters definitely getting a handle on things. one thing that we noticed driving up towards the area is there is a lot of traffic on the roads going in the direction of those towns. st. helena and calistoga. a week ago there was nobody on the road headed in that direction. everybody was headed out of town, away from napa valley because of the mandatory evacuations. earlier this morning we stopped by the bakery. they were getting ready for morning customers and baking in the kitchen. the manager says they were open most of last week but because tourists and residents had to evacuate, and because of the air, many stayed home. because the fires are close to being contained. business owners across town and across the valley really want to get out a message. >> we're back and functioning.
almost every single business is at full speed. we have a huge block party on friday. a lot of the local businesses downtown are participating. and it's going to be really fun. so. yeah. we're back. >> reporter: outside of the downtown area, some of the vineyards in napa county have reported damage. half of its 540 members have responded. about 30% of those vineyards that have checked in have reported some type of damage. that could be anything from damage to just a sign out front or more serious devastation. but he says most of the grapes in napa were harvested before the fire and already in storage and being processed. another sign of a sense of normalcy, pg and e says of the customers in the area that lost power last sunday, about 97% of them have power restored. and pg&e are heading out in napa and sonoma counties to restore power to an additional
6,000 customers. so the napa valley region getting back to normal. you can still see a lot of smoke in the area and fire trucks and emergency vehicles going by. in napa valley, allie rasmus, ktvu fox 2 news. halloween costumes are needed for children affected by the north bay wildfires. it posted these pictures to twitter saying it is collecting costumes. officers are accepting new costumes in any size. you can drop them off at police headquarters right there on sonoma avenue. people affected by the wildfire received a visit from bruce maxwell from the oakland a's and stomper. the a's tweeted the photos of the visit. they talked to first responders and evacuees. petaluma native johnny gomes set up a go opportunity me page to help fire victims. it has raised $37,000. it has a $1 million goal. he plans to be in the north bay
to help crews move burned out vehicles and clear the roadways. the time is 8:17. let's help get you to where you need to go this morning. a lot of sessions back -- schools back in session. >> yeah. there were people tweeting pictures of how empty the school was. because, you know, the smoke. but this week things are back. i want to show highway 101 again. because they're making some progress but not very much on that crash. southbound 101 getting out of town, heading south at cesar chavez. the crash was blocking lanes. and traffic is very slow. it is hard to see. but even if you can't see it that well -- i'll put up an arrow to tell you where to look if you're watching. southbound 101 is not doing well. i would not recommend it. get on the freeway past cesar chavez or use the 280 extension heading south out of san francisco. also looking at the bay bridge
westbound. fortunately it has not been too affected yet by the slow traffic in san francisco when you get off the bridge. but it is backed up for at least 25 minutes before you make it on to the span. san mateo bridge, hazy conditions. traffic is okay getting out to the peninsula. northbound 880 traffic is slow as you drive past the coliseum. 8:18. let's bring in steve with today's forecast. >> all right, sal. thank you, sir. we have an improving forecast. at least a cooler one. higher humidity and on shore breeze. not the persistent north/northeast breeze even though it is reluctant to go. 80s yesterday and 70s. today it will be 60s and 70s. temperatures start to take a drop and will continue to drop off 10 degrees by the time we get to friday. fog made it back to most of the coast. we need the bases to lift a little bit. that will happen tonight and tomorrow as the system gets closer. the good news, it is cool here. 39 one observation in boulder
creek. same for felton. ben loma, 43. scotts valley one at 40 degrees. not much of a breeze and humidity is up there. northwest, southwest, we will take that. a little northeast. a little north. not that strong and temperatures are cool and humidity is 70%, 80%. firefighters are sure i'm celebrating that part of it. plus the low cloud deck means that temperatures will be cooling off. the rain is on its way for tomorrow. about 24 hours to go. the higher clouds which were over us yesterday have thinned out a little bit. cool for some. san francisco, oakland, 40s. mid-40s. upper 40s. alameda, 52. a couple observations in san francisco in the upper 40s. tiburon, 47. quite cool. the air quality is not the greatest but it will get better as we get an on shore breeze. 40s and 50s for some. san mateo made it down to 43. 51, los altos. union city at 46. ten degrees in oakland than
this time yesterday. hayward is down ten. minus six, concord. mountain view at minus six. santa rosa and napa minus three and four. the clouds taking aim towards southern california. you can see the fog bank right there. the water temps are cold. 52 to 55 degrees. 45 in sacramento. 21 up in truckee. if you are heading to the mountains, today will be nice. clouds move in. the wind picks up tomorrow. temperatures drop late, late thursday, early friday. could get snow above the 6500- foot level. it will clear out quick but will be cool going into thursday and friday. you see the cloud cover there. originally the models were hinting to tap into that system. it looks like it won't. impressive up on the north coast. plowing into the pacific northwest. heavy rain up there. for us, a low cloud deck increasing. that will continue tonight and tomorrow and will make a huge push inland as we get to thursday, late morning, early
afternoon. then the system moves in. 4:00, 5:00 up in the north. by 7:00 to the north bay. maybe even overnight to the santa cruz mountains. projections are still good here based on the gfs. maybe a half an inch to two in other words of an inch northward from lake county, santa rosa, calistoga. south of that, not much. but we will take anything that we can get. if it holds it will go down to the santa cruz mountains with a .06 to .10, which would be really good. hazy skies, a few high clouds. 60s and 70s on the temps. they are on their way down. with all of the smoke in the air, we need a strong wind or northwest wind to scour it out. that's on the way. on friday it will be the best air quality that we have seen in about ten days. >> rain first and then you get that wind. >> then the wind on the back side. >> then we have the weekend. >> yes. >> thank you, steve. warning for people in the north bay. up next, what you're being told not to do when returning to your home to survey the damage.
>> 8:24. breaking news in maryland. a shooting at a business park has left three people dead and the shooter is still on the loose. three people were also injured and they're said to be in critical condition. the shooting happened in hartford county, 20 miles northeast of baltimore. it happened at advanced granite solutions, a company that
designs, manufacturers and installs stone countertops. at this point police are searching for whoever opened fire. we can see many police vehicles on is the scene from high above. the latest information that we have is that three people have been killed at a shooting at a business park there. back here in the bay area, property owners returning to survey what is left of their homes are being warned not to clean it up themselves. the u.s. environmental protection agency will handle the first phase of the clean- up, removing toxic materials from thousands of burned properties. then calorie cycle will move in to remove nontoxic waste. town hall meetings will be held to talk about the clean-up process. homeowner that's do not follow the approved clean-up procedure could jeopardize their ability to receive help from fema. members are being asked to help victims of the wildfires. the group sent out an urgent request for volunteers to work
with people in shelters. the e-mail to members warned that the deadly wildfires could have a large emotional impact on victims. sesame street is hoping to help people feel safer even on the cloudiest and stressful days. they launched a tool called the traumatic experience portal. half of children in the u.s. will face a life-changing trauma at some point. that includes things such as wildfires, earthquakes, hurricanes, and mass shootings. the free online program is based on coping strategies used by therapists and social workers. you will find games, videos and digital activities. all the offerings are designed for children six and under who speak english or spanish. people forced from their homes as the fire in the santa cruz mountains continues to burn this morning. we will have the latest on the fire fighting efforts and the
damage that the fire has already caused. >> reporter: and crews here on the ground, they have gained the upper hand on the destructive wildfires burning in the north bay. as many evacuees return home, in one particular neighborhood, they will notice some active fire burning not too far away. we will tell but this situation coming up. we have a new crash in the east bay on a major freeway. we will tell you about that. and also take a look at some of the other east bay commutes. in the south bay, slow traffic on 280.
fog. >> the fog is back. humidity is up. wind is down. more west than northeast. it's been a long time since we had that. and maybe even rain today. not today. tomorrow afternoon and evening. hazy skies and smoke in the air. you combine that with the fog and visibility is not that good. wait two days and it will be great in two days. we have a system to deal with tomorrow. today we're dealing with clouds. the good news in the santa cruz mountains, not a breeze. we will be looking for temperatures in the 60s and 70s and low cloud deck. so a few upper 70s. the fog returns and it will be cooler for everybody. there are a few high clouds mixed in. but plenty of low clouds up and down the coast. san jose and mountain view, many areas reporting fire. napa, oakland. 39 in felton. 39 in boulder creek. another observation says 40. that is good. there is the fog starting to make a push over the bay and to the north. it will continue to lift over the next 24 hours.
40s and 50s on the temperatures. hillsberg, windsor in the 30s. occidental, cool for some. mill valley at 40 degrees. this is the coolest that we have seen in a wall. the fog is beneficial. now we need rain. it looks like it's on the way for tomorrow evening. it is up in the pacific northwest. a ways to go. all signs point to measurable precip. if we could get a .06 and .07 in the santa cruz mountains, i will consider that a victory. cooler day here. fog returns. hazy but on shore breeze will be picking up later. 60s and 70s. 8:31. sal, what do we have. >> a new crash, steve, northbound interstate 880 that. is in a bad spot in union city northbound. driving up to hayward. we usually do not have a big commute this way. i mean, there is slow traffic. but this morning you can see it right here northbound. it is blocking a couple of
lanes. meanwhile southbound traffic is also slow past the scene and heading all the way down to milpitas. as we back up, a lot of slow traffic on 580. 680 is slow from concord to walnut creek. highway 4 has improved. highway 24 is moderate as you drive through lafayette. a lot of the east bay commutes are still busy indeed. it is backed up at the bay bridge toll plaza for a 25- minute wait. 8:32. let's go back to the desk. >> thank you, sal. we continue to follow developing news on the wildfires in the santa cruz mountains. firefighters made some progress overnight. it has burned 271 acres and 10% contained. that is double what it was last night. and cal fire officials are encouraged by the progress. >> we haven't had unexpected fire growth to threaten other communities. folks who are really concerned about, you know, what they're seeing from the fires up north, it is not -- it is not anything
that we expect to happen down here. >> six firefighters have been hurt battling the bear fire. two remain in the hospital. one with second degree burns. the other four have been treated and released. we will have a live report from christien kafton on the bear fire coming up in our next hour. now updates on the battle against wildfires in the north bay. this morning cal fire reported the tubbs fire burning in napa and sonoma counties did not grow overnight and is now 91% contained. the atlas fire is now 83% contained and it also did not grow overnight. the pocket fire near geyserville did not grow overnight and is 63% contained. the nuns fire grew 1500 acres but fire crews increased containment to 80%. thousand of fire evacuees returning home in the north bay as crews continue to put out the fires. allie rasmus is live in the oakmont community. i imagine that some of the neighbors are more than a little anxious.
>> reporter: yes. they are back home. many people here in the oakmont area. it is situated along highway 12 between sonoma and santa rosa. they were allowed to return yesterday. still anxious moments for people as they come back. there is still active fire not too far away from where they live. we will get to video and show what you we're talking about. last night fire crews set some large back fires in this area. and this is where they're battling two separate fires. one of them is the large nuns fire. and then also the smaller oakmont fire north of there, the oakmont fire actually began as a spot fire over this past weekend and it grew to about a thousand acres, with just 27% containment at last check. crews set the back fires in the hills. and people in the oakmont area who had just returned home yesterday after evacuating their homes, they were certainly anxious as they watched that fire burn. but firefighters do have a plan here. and with that being said, i
want to bring in jay smith with cal fire, joining us live this morning at this -- the staging area for firefighters here. this is one of the more active areas of the fire. what is the plan here for the oakmont fire and the nuns fire? two of the more active fires. >> yes. so what we're doing now is we're still continuing on our efforts to try to merge the two fires together. our burning operation yesterday and the day before were successful. so we're just continuing to do that, mop up, get our crews in to cut hand line along with bulldozers and join the two fires together. >> reporter: obviously until the fires are fully contained, you don't ever relax. but you -- obviously you feel confident enough it would seem that the fires aren't going to jump your existing containment lines because you have allowed people to return to the neighborhoods. more people on the roads in the oakmont area. how confident do you feel, let me ask it this way. >> i'm extremely confident in our crews and their ability.
and also we do have plans in place. so we're up there with our hose lines and we have helicopters and fixed links to help support the fire operations. we're extremely confident in that and that is why some of the residents have been allowed to return on the south side of the highway. >> reporter: people may feel anxious when they come back and see the active fire. a lot of that is back fires today and over the next couple of days. is that right? >> that's correct. that is our burning operation that we are continuing. >> reporter: okay. lastly here, we're going to get a big shift in the weather. actual moisture, rain. >> yes. >> reporter: coming. starting tomorrow. how big is that? >> that's huge. that's huge for everybody. huge for the fire activity and the fire personnel out here. we will have the decrease in temperature and a raise in the relative humidity which is needed. >> reporter: jay smith kind enough to join us this morning with cal fire. thank you very much for your time. >> thank you. >> reporter: again, this is one of the more active areas of any of these large wildfires here in the north bay.
as you just heard from jay smith with cal fire, they ever successfully been able to get two of these fires, the large nuns fire that was burning north of sonoma, and also into napa county, they got that fire to merge with the smaller spot fire, the oakmont fire. that's exactly what they wanted the fires to do. they wanted them to burn into one another. once they burn into one another, then eventually they burn themselves out. >> good work by everyone there. thank you, alex. crews are busy watching for flare-ups at a grass fire burning in the east bay. this is the fallon fire because it started near fallon road east of dublin. the dry grass on the hills has burned 116 acres and is 75% contained. there was a mandatory evacuation for nearby homes. that order has been lifted. investigators are working to learn what caused the fire. a heated debate at the san jose city council meeting ended with a new gun control law
being narrow leah proved. jessie gary is joining us live from the san jose studio with more on the story. jessie. >> reporter: mike and gasia, good morning to you. 6-5 in favor. and gun advocates are waking up, eyeing the possibility of yet another law that affects them. let's take a look at the video. it would require gun owners to put their weapons in safes or lockboxes when they are not in their -- in possession of the weapons or when they have them directly in close proximity to their bodies. gun control advocates say this is something that was long overdue. >> the las vegas tragedy just adds to the scene narrative as to why we want to put in cautionary protections. >> i think it is misguided and is also incredibly vague. >> reporter: some gun rights
advocates say the new ordinance that could be passed and could be final infringes on rights and makes gun owners more vulnerable since they may not have easy access to firearms when time is of the essence. now, this was just the first reading of this. the council still has to give final approval. that could come in the next few weeks. we're live in the san jose studio this morning, jessie gary, ktvu fox 2 news. >> thank you, jessie. a warning for parents this morning. up next, more on a game involving facebook that encourages your children to go missing for up to two days. it is still slow in the east bay, especially. but also on all of the bay area communities. here is a look at 880 northbound slowing down on the way to downtown. finally change is in the forecast. fog is back. and rain is on the way. may take 36 hours but it is on its way for thursday evening. more on that.
8%. the dow shot up 100 points. taking a look at the indexes at this moment there's a live look at the dowment up more than half of a percent. up three quarters of a percent. 23,138. up 141 points right now. the s&p 500 also up a little bit. 2561. the nasdaq is slipping a little bit right now. twitter is vowing to make its site safe. the company is making several policy updates aimed at cracking down on hate speech and sexual harass many. the ceo sent out several tweets claiming that the company still has work to do to keep its users safe. the new policies are said to help women from those that post nude faux fauxes without permission and people subjected to unwanted sexual advances. a disturbing new trend is encouraging kids to go missing for fun.
the 48-hour challenge invites kids to hide from their parents and loved ones for as long as possible. participants win points every time that they're mentioned across social media. for instance by family members frantically searching for them on facebook. the latest challenge is similar to a game in 2015 that also encouraged kids to disappear. and the big shopping rush that traditionally starts the day after thanksgiving may not be as frantic this year. a new survey shows half of americans say this year they are less likely to shop on black friday. the study by the consulting firm reports 52% of shoppers say they're turned off by the big crowds that day. other reasons include the ability to find good deals that day and on cyber monday. they keep an eye on bargains online all year round. something that will affect spending this year, i would think, all of the disasters we have had. not just here but the hurricanes in florida and houston. >> right. >> and i don't know.
sometimes that means that people go overboard a little bit to make up for things. >> why would you -- i would think you would go a little quiet on the holiday. >> quiet within your house but maybe give to others in need. >> you're appreciative of what you have. but, yeah, it will be interesting to see how that affects things. >> thank you, pam. >> let's check in with sal and a look at the wednesday morning commute. hey, sal. >> hey, mike, gasia. of still busy out there. as a matter of fact, we still have that crash on northbound 880 driving up from let's say milpitas to hayward. you will encounter slow traffic because of this crash. they're clearing it out of the way but the damage is done. the problem is also southbound traffic will be affected as well as you drive south from highway 92. as we back up, you can see the east bay commute is very busy. 580 is slow out of san leandro driving up to oakland. slow on 680 to 24 getting up to the tunnel. there have been no major issues
at the bay bridge. it remains very slow getting into san francisco. still slow traffic on southbound 101 approaching cesar chavez in san francisco. at 8:46, let's bring in steve with the weather. >> thank you, sal. finally a change in the pattern. instead of sunshine, warm temps, northeast breeze or any breeze at all, we have the fog coming back. water temps are cool. 52 to 55. once you get on an shore push, it doesn't take inch to get the fog back. low clouds and fog inland. san jose and san francisco all reporting fog. it will be cooler today. 70s and 80s. good news is the humidity is up, up, up. by tonight and tomorrow, the base will lift a couple thousand feet much that will help the firefighters down in the santa cruz mountains. late thursday night and friday and even the possibility of rain. it looks leek the systems will stick together. 2500 feet it is a little
warmer. most locations are very cool. humidity is up. 70%, 80 he is approximate. only this observation which is a 2600 feet i believe has a north wind 63 and 21%. the west have high humidity and low temps. fog and low clouds making it into area that's haven't seen it in about ten days. we are getting the fog, also the haze. we haven't cleared that out yet. by friday we will get rid of it. up and down the coast the fog is moving in moving north and south. 30s to the north. a lot of 40s and 50s in the east bay. concord down to 43 at one time. now 48. lafayette, 46. san ramon observation 42. and a lot of mid-40s and upper 40s. quite cool here. low clouds and most of the higher clouds will stay south of us. 45 in sacramento. around lake tahoe, 30s and 40s. today is fine. mostly sunny. tomorrow, increasing clouds and the breeze will pick up. not too bad. early, early friday, could get
snow around the 6500-foot level. one to two inches of snow. midnight to 6:00 a.m. you see that high cloud deck coming up. we are focused on this system. the first cold front of the season. the low clouds and fog are already in place. they will ramp up tonight and tomorrow. that will cool us down. the front will arrive later. you have to wait for it. thursday afternoon and evening in the north and keep going thursday night. finally late thursday night and early friday we will see the system slide through. rainfall still looks good per the gfs and the euro. they're all pretty solid. quarter of an inch from northern sonoma, napa county and mendocino. half an inch. not as much to the south. if we can get a .06 or tenth of an inch in boulder creek and santa cruz mountains, that would be a beautiful thing. a few low 80s and upper 70s. we will get late rain late thursday and early friday. then the weekend starts off
>> the time is 8:51. a couple whose home was destroyed in the tubbs fire is suing pg&e. the fire was started by downed power lines and blaming poor maintenance. pg&e said we won't speculate about the causes of the fires and support the reviews by any relevant regulator or agency. the san francisco 49ers confirmed two players had guns pointed at them early yesterday morning in a robbery attempt. armstrong and foster were leaving the nightclub near union square. they were leaving love and propaganda when two men in masks pointed a gun and an assault rifle at them. foster says he saw a white audi circling earlier and he decided to give his watch and jewelry
to friends. he then asked the club's security guard to walk him and his friend armstrong out to their car. they ran as soon as they saw the guns. foster and armstrong were not hurt and they did not give anything to the gunmen. the warriors new championship rings are turning heads. the rings were headed out to the champs last night. the ring is 11-carats in weight and features more diamonds than any other championship ring across all four major sports. there are five trophies on each side to represent each of the five championships won by the warriors. they unvaled the banner that will hang in the rafters of oracle arena. >> this is an amazing night to celebrate an amazing accomplishment. we do it for you fans. thank you for your support all year long. we're going to count down from five to reveal the new banner, baby. i'm going to start out with five, four, three, two, one.
[cheering and applause] >> the first 10,000 fans at last night's game took home mini banners to separate. the shirts that warriors wore last night will be auctioned off and money will be given to the north bay fire relief efforts. it will be put on the auction block later this morning. you need an account to bid on the shirts. if you would like to participate, go to the web links section of ktvu.com. the warriors also joined other bay area professional sports teams in make a donation of $450,000 to fire relief. the warriors lost to the rockets last night 122-121. >> durant got a piece of it. picks it up. hits it. another three. >> klay thompson had fans on their feet early on, jumping ahead to the 4th quarter, stephen curry had several big
shots with less than six minutes left on the clock. he had 22 points. the rockets found a way to come back in the final seconds and won. warriors travel to new orleans and play the pelicans on friday. the time is 8:54. a controversial call between the president and the widow of a fallen soldier. up next, what he said that has many people upset. and then call 911. the first responders will come out and they'll make it safe for you and your community.
if youdon't touch it,downed keep everyone back. call 911 immediately. the fire department will respond with law enforcement and pg&e to figure out what the issue is to keep you safe and there are no hazards to the public. ♪ a large fire broke out at a southern california refinery, but it appears to be contained. it is the biggest will refinery on the west coast and claims of smoke could be seen high above the refinery for a good 30 minutes. no injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation. a state appeals court has returned the conviction of a deputy found guilty of assaulting a homeless man.
fernando want to went to the emergency room in 2014 complaining of pain. he said he fell asleep and what we can deputy michael llewellyn. according to the chronicle the appeals court overturned the conviction because the judge failed to get the jury proper instructions regarding officers use of force. a man is under arrest accused of stabbing in oakland girl #to school. and the girl was taken to hospital in stable condition. a witness followed him and alerted police within took him into custody. investigator say they do not have a motive in the attack and not release the suspects name. a florida congresswoman said
she was in the car with the soldiers widow on the way to miami's airport for the return of the body. wilson said she heard part of the conversation on speakerphone and criticize the presence, saying, the thought something you say to a grieving widow. he was killed by enemy fire in an ambush earlier this month. president tweet -- president trump tweeted about the conversation saying, the congresswoman totally fabricated what i said. congress may take the first steps on an overhaul of the tax system. it would reduce the number of tax brackets for individuals and cut the corporate tax rate significantly. the white house is pushing the plan but democratic lawmaker said most middle-class americans don't like what they are hearing about the proposal. >>if we get tax reform done
this year, it will be extraordinary. >>there could be a deal on capitol hill were put republicans agreed to reinstate payment to adjust companies under the affordable care act in exchange for the federal tax plan. that was just hours before the ban was scheduled to take effect. derrick watson granted the state of hawaii's request to temporarily blocked the policy. the latest version of the plan estimates based on nationality. it was to apply to citizens of chadha, iran, libya, somalia, yemen and some venezuelan officials and their families. the department of justice will appeal the judge's ruling. firefighters rush to put out
a house fire in excelsior just after midnight. firefighters put out the fire but the house suffered lots of damage and the homes on both sides were also damaged. today at nine, an update on the fire continues to burn. and some schools remain closed in the northbay. following the devastation from the fires. but, the alameda county transportation commission talks about the needs to get people off of the roadways and cut down on congestion. welcome to the nine. you can feel the difference in the air, never have i been happier to go back inside and graduate jacket as i left the house this morning. live pictures starting you off and so many people are coming to the santa cruz mountains. here we are, still in
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