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brooks is live near the scene of the fitness center with the very latest. bob. >> reporter: rick and sarah let me step out of the way and show you what it looks like right now. for the most part, the flames have been put down. you can see a lot of hoses out here, what's left of the aquatic and fitness center is a shell. the flames have to find the place -- torched this place. we see heavy and gray smoke filling the entire neighborhood. as soon as we got out of the live truck it was the first thing you smell. it was an intense fire. i'll bring up the view from chopper 6 hd you can see the magnitude how big this got and how quickly it spread. we were told by people inside there were 100 people inside the center when this started. luckily we're hearing most people made it out safe. le gm telling us he is very proud that everyone work toagd
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and got out. -- together and got out. this started because of construction work gone wrong. one of the men working on the roof said they were doing welting work, the flame, the blow torch they were operating it spread quick and the entire fitness center was up in flames. >> it went up in a two minutes. >> reporter: it spread that fast. >> i'm at a loss for words. >> reporter: you guys were we woulding,. >> torching heat we woulding. >> it hit insulation and went up. >> reporter: how did you get out of there so fast? >> we had ladders we were able to gets off the roof. >> reporter: you evacuated everybody? >> we got everybody out. we did what we had to do. >> reporter: another live look out here, glad to hear the men had the ladders you can see how
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tall the building is the arch way created. flames burned the place down to the wooden frame. the fire department out here spraying it down. you can't get a clear look of what it looks like inside. while we're at it, the flames are down, again it's containing at this point. you can see how thick the smoke is here, we'll keep an eye on things and speak with the fire department namm -- in a moment and get an update for you. channel 6 "action news." >> the trump administration has i should a new travel ban, the secretary of state and attorney general announced the details at a news conference just a short time ago. president trump was not there for the event. >> reporter: president trump's long awaited executive order finally revealed. >> the threats to our security
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continues to evolve and change. common sense dictates we reassess the systems we rely upon to protect our county. >> reporter: the temporary travel ban halt all refugees from coming to the united states. the new orderly narrows the list of -- order narrows the list of countries making it 6 countries instead of 7. it doesn't impact anyone with a valid visa. the original executive order led to outrage causing chaos and confusion at airports around the world leaving travelers in legal limbo and preventing families with children from coming into the county. some with valid visa were not allowed in into a federal court put the ban on hold. >> we had students and fault at
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our state universities who were stranded overseas and families who were separated. an appeals court in san francisco uphe held the decision to put -- upheld the decision to put the ban on hold saying the government has taken the decision that we must not review its decision at all, we disagree. in response to the ruling, the president tweeted quote see you in court, but decided to revoke the first order and replace it with the new one that will take effect march 16. in washington, jen anyway -- jenay norman. fbi is publicly refuting president trump's claims that trump tower was wiretapped last year during the investigation. trump has demanded an investigation but has not substantiated any claims.
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they will honor trump's request. a gunman opened fire on two teenagers sitting in a car in southwest philadelphia. police were called to the lions avenue at 2:30 p.m. they found two people shot inside a hyundai, the 19-year-old was shot several times. he was taken to the hospital where he died. the 15-year-old brother was shot in the side of his face and remains in critical condition. someone pulled up in a black vehicle and opened fire. it is a big day for philadelphia police department. a number of officers were promoted at a special ceremony at temple university. it is continuing effort to recognize members of the rank and file who go above and quond quond -- beyond to keep the city safe. >> reporter: these members of the philadelphia police department are taking on new responsibilities in their new roles. today is a culmination of hard work. 170 members of the police
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department were promoted at a ceremony at temple university today. from the bleachers proud families and friends and colleagues looked on. >> it makes me really proud, it means that she dedicated to her job. she put in a lot of work and hard years. >> reporter: mayor jim kenny and commissioner richard ross offered their congratulations from the podium. they form the ranks of sergeant, lieutenant, staff inspector and chief inspector. >> it took a year and a half to study you put your families to the side, we let many know you can achieve what i have achieved. >> reporter: they are eager to trach on their new responsibilities like john stanford who will be captain.
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>> i'm looking forward to meeting new people and doing everything i can to make the city safer. >> reporter: their assignments begin at 12:01 a.m. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> time for a check of the accuweather forecast. we started off the day feeling like winter, but we're warming up a bit. sky6 live hd showing you the center city skyline. the sun is shining bright helping us to warm us up. the day is shaping up to be nice. david murphy on the terrace, a light jacket today, david. >> reporter: i had the winter coat on this morning, but not now. we have thicker cloud cover popping through on sky6 live hd. there's sun working through the clouds and obviously more breaks to the west. thicker clouds on the other side of harrisburg will be later today and tonight along with sprinkles and showers. the temperature has zoomed up to 44 degrees after spending a good deal of the morning hours in the mid to upper 20s.
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we've improved. 49 in washington and central park in new york city 40 degrees. the winds are on the light side in philadelphia at 8 miles per hour. the high this afternoon is 52 degrees. if we hit it it will be 3 degrees above the average high. that's better than the 30s where we were stuck this weekend. this is the 6:00 p.m. view, you can see how there's passing showers and snowflakes around allentown. all that does fall will produce wet roads and nothing more, but later tonight and overnight a couple of more showers on the way. we'll talk about that when i step inside in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. looks like milder air is on the way tomorrow, guys, so there's stuff to look forward. >> in other news a group of
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school kids learn how to create their own story from a well-known children's author in montgomery county. the children sat down with jack lynn davis, she wrote the book lemon made -- lemonade war. she teaches kids how to develop ideas from their own lives. some of the biggest names of culinary century are at drexel university for the chef's conference. coffee, fish and beer are up for discussion for hospitality and sports management. the idea is to share ideas with philadelphia area chefs and discuss issues facing restaurants across the area. >> the first major exhibition exploring the way american artists recorded world war i it is happening in our city.
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karen rogers will have the details. beauty and the beast is coming to movie soon, the iconic song has a music video. those stories an much more when we come right back. stay with us. the coast guard rescued
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five men from a sinking ship off shetland off scotland. the fisherman had to jump into icy waters an a minute later the boat was gone. the coast guard used a life boat and helicopter in the rescue. a terrifying int at a hotel in nebraska that was caught on camera. a worker fearlessly fought off a masked attacker. lindsey davis reports that reaction helped police catch the crook. >> reporter: scary moments caught on tape as the masked man creeps around the lobby of a hotel walking the halls and peering around corners. after 3:00 a.m. a female employee gets up from the back
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office. the assailant springs into action. he tries to force her into a nearby, she pulls the mask off his face. the man flees, he comes back to get the mask. when he entered the lobby without his mask they got a flips of his face, he is 29-year-old zachary lee person, investigators are accrediting the bairve hotel worker -- brave hotel worker because she was able to rip off the mask. we asked a self-defense expert expert -- expert what someone should do in a similar isn't. >> aim for soft vulnerable areas on their body. >> reporter: sheriff said person is a repeat offender.
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>> he has been sentenced for similar attacks on female joggers in nebraska between 2007 and 2017. lindsey davis, abc news new york. a 13-year-old boy who was battling cancer received the bedroom makeover of his dreams. he was released from the hospital yesterday after his latest treatment for bone cancer. he had no idea he was coming home to a big surprise. they turned his room into basketball court with an emphasis on his favorite team and player, golden state and cause of death curry. >> he was thrilled with the transformation. the remodel was made possible by a foundation started in honor of another young cancer patient, the project costs about $8,000. >> looks great. >> still ahead on "action news" another check of the clue the exclusive accuweather seven-day
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forecast. >> looking live outside, sky6 live hd showing you the commodore barry bridge at lunchtime. david murphy has the update from accuweather when "action news" comes right back.
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the iditarod trail sled dog race began today, usually they begin in arcin' -- anchorage, alaska, this time they will start in fairbanks. the third time they had to move further to the interior of the state to find suitable weather conditions. >> reporter: the dogs are running down that street and down to the next intersection there's cars going, like hey, the dogs are coming, you mind move, which they did. storm tracker 6 live double scan, they are dry across the region, looking outside we have the action cam in center city. rittenhouse square with the pretty pictures of the square with the sunshine coming in.
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earlier this was sun and high clouds. pretty picture in center city. 44 degrees is the current temperature. we started out at 28. so things are better. winds are light in the single digits and probably staying that way through the afternoon. a few clouds have started to work their way through. most of the afternoon before we see the thicker clouds pushing east of the pittsburgh that will be here later today and tonight. high temperatures, 52 degrees, a few degrees above average in philadelphia that's the high. 49 in allentown and trenton and wilmington. 47 in millville and mid 40s down the shore today. as we roll through the day, here's how it will go, 52 at 3:00 p.m. 50 by 4:00 p.m. a nice afternoon to head out to the mark or go out for a walk. 46 degrees by 6:00 p.m. 10:00, 43, we're not going far below that overnight. temperatures will be milder tonight and tomorrow morning.
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we might get snowflakes mixed in although the temperatures are warm enough i don't expect any issues. by tomorrow morning when we're on the air we may have snow showers to show you on storm tracker 6 live. the rest of the day maybe a little damp up north, but generally clouds and sunny breaks tomorrow the other thing about tomorrow is the milder air coming in, in the morning around 8, we're expecting most areas to be in the 40s and upper 20s, right, it won't be all that windy, in the afternoon a nice bounce back to the 60s. good stuff ahead. in fact two straight days in the 60s, until we see a plunge. we'll have interesting things in the seven day. today, 52. a little above average, mix of clouds and sun, not bad overall. showers overnight tonight and into tomorrow. tomorrow mostly cloudy and mild 36 degrees, at night there's a chance of a another shower on tuesday, that again fills into
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perhaps the predawn hours of wednesday. wednesday we expect to kick clouds out quickly. we winds up with sun and windy, 63. thursday night there's a chance of rain or snow shower. i'm posting the chance of a spotty rain or snow shower on friday with a high of 45. then comes the weekend which is looking interesting. we have colder air in place, upper 0s, bundle up for the union home opener at night. set the clock forward one hour as daylight savings time arrives. we lose an hour of sleep. late saturday night into sunday there's a possibility of a system that could be dealing with enough cold air that it creates snow. i'm not right now seeing anything major on the models. mid march snow has less of an impact than december, january, february snow. i will tell you that one model that came out an hour or so ago, had us dry this weekend.
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>> we'll take that. >> reporter: my point is things will change a lot. >> i like that model, bambi? >> reporter: canadian. a huge opening for a new movie at the box office, logan has the best rated movie than any movie so far. it's the final time on the big screen as the fierce super hero. he attempts to hide from the world and his legacy. it made 85 million in the u.s. and 240 million worldwide. ♪ and we're getting another look a new look at disney's remake of beauty and the beast. singers john legendna
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grande are behind the song. it is produced by disney, the parent company of 6abc. the fine arts is turning the clock back 100 years for the first world war through the eyes of the artists. karen rogers has 6abc loves the arts. >> reporter: this is the first major exhibition in which the american artists respond to the conflict of world war i, american art. >> you have artists for the world and those opposed to the war. >> reporter: the exhibition includes 173 works that span from the outbreak of the war in europe in 1914 to the aftermath in the 1930s. they include drawings, photographs, paintings, prints.
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>> reporter: the arts shows artists who served in the war as soldiers and nurses. >> many represent battlefield reputations. >> he saw a group of men who had been gassed by the germans, whose eyes were blinded and choking and gagging. >> reporter: parade looks like a celebration of war among soldiers from afar. >> they are walking cadavers. >> reporter: the exhibition works to show that a century later world war i is relevant. it makes us think about what the soldiers experience and the sacrifices they make to keep america safe. >> reporter: for tickets and showtimes go to arts in for 6abc loves the arts i'm karen rogers.
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>> closing in on the 1:00 p.m. hour, david murphy has a check of the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> reporter: so much nicer this afternoon than it was over the weekend with the strong chilly winds. we're getting you mean to 50 in the northern and western suburbs. 52, we have a shot at that in philadelphia and close to that in the other immediate areas and down by the shore a little bit cooler, but not a bad day, light winds. looks like we'll wind up 3 degrees above average this afternoon in philadelphia and even better tomorrow. >> great. >> thanks david. a look at the stories coming up this afternoon on "action news" at 4:00 p.m. we follow the breaking news out of the northeast philadelphia where fire destroyed a popular fitness center. one person was injured and the red cross is on the scene. we'll have the latest on the investigation as firefighters trying to figure out what sparked the blaze coming up
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today at 4:00 p.m. that will do it for "action news" at noon. don't forget to join us for "action news" at 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. >> for rick williams, david murphy and the entire "action news" team, i'm sarah bloomquist. have a great afternoon!
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