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live, this is abc 7 news you could hear it. the winds whipping the flames after several large wildfires burn right now across california leaving a trail of charred destruction in their wake. i'm eric thomas. >> and i'm dion limb. developing news on the wildfires. three of the largest and most destructive are burning in san diego county, siskiyou county and santa barbara county. >> here is a better idea of the
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severity. this google map shows 12 # wildfires burning today in the state. >> now the fires combined have charred 199 square miles of land. the only one burning in the bay area is the county fire burning in napa and yolo county. >> wildfires burning have destroyed 85 buildings, including several homes and one person died in the klamathon fire near the oregon border. firefighters are making progress on the massive county fire in napa and yolo county and containment is up to 48% but cal fire is worried the weather could cause some problems this weekend. the flames have scorched about 138 square miles and destroyed ten buildings, about a hundred other structures remain threatened and there is still a few mandatory evacuations in place. firefighters expect to have the fire fully contained by thursday. the pawnee fire in lake county is nearly fully contained. cal fire made progress and containment is at 95%. the fire started two weeks ago and has destroyed 22 buildings
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and some homes and it has charred 24 square miles. we're posting updates on abc7news.com and the abc 7 news app. you could sign up for push alerts to get immediate updates on your mobile device. in other news, investigators are sifting through the rubble of a former restaurant in the south bay trying to determine what caused a fire that gutted the building. witnesses shared video from the scene with abc 7 news. the fire broke out at the former by the bucket restaurant on stevens creek boulevard in santa clara. firefighters were able to get the flames under control just after 1:30 this morning. they continued to put out smoldering spots in the fire throughout the day. the popular restaurant has been vacant since last year after being in business for nearly 60 years. the clubhouse at the golden gate park golf course is set to be demolished after a fire destroyed the building on monday. the golf course is closed for now. sf rec and park said the course will reopen after the crews demolish the clubhouse and
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remove the debris. it is unclear what ignited the fire. the clubhouse has been around for more than 60 years. on the heels of eight people reportedly being shot overnight in oakland, an east bay mother is calling for change after losing her son this year to gun violence. abc 7 news was at 34th and chestnut in oakland where a rally took place. her son patrick scott junior was shot to death in february. she said the rally is to show support for the other parents who have lost children. >> it is not about my son. it is about all kids and all murders and all lives. it is time to make a change and the time is now. i'm tired. i'm fed up and i can't take it no more. enough is enough. all this gun violence. >> ferguson is the founder of the moore foundation and anti-violence advocacy group. the search is on for aman accused of exposing himself in fremont and pleasanton. this is a photo of the suspect.
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home security cameras captured video on thursday night. he has a band tattoo on the upper right arm and may be driving a newer model white four door cross over vehicle and the incidented happened between june 15th and july 5th. rescue crews are working to get a soccer team and the coach out of a cave in thailand. elon musk is offering his services and indicated in a tweet this morning that he has a team working on an escape pod that would work like a mini submarine. rescuers are look at another scenario involving getting them out one by one. maggie ruly said the boys appear to be in good spirits despite the dire situation. >> reporter: thai authorities are calling it a war against the water. divers working around the clock trying to rescue the boys before heavy rains hit again. according to an internal u.s. government report obtained by abc news, the mission to get all 12 boys and their soccer coach out of the cave could begin any
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hour now. each of the boys will go on what is being called a buddy dive. a haul by divers through tunnels sometimes only as wide as man hole covers. >> i could guarantee someone will have their hands on the boys every step of the way coming out of the cave. >> reporter: over days the divers have been teaching them how to dive. some are learning the basics of swimming for the very first time. >> we said the best plan is if we can bring them out and the risk is minimum maybe we'll try. >> reporter: from above authorities have drilled over 100 holes into the mountain. both to find an alternate route and to create a second outflow of water in the three mile long cave. as the world waits for their escape, we're hearing more from the boys. in letters to parents, they asked for fried chicken and barbecue pork and others ask they not get too much homework
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when they are out. dom wrote, i'm fine but it is cold. don't worry and don't forget my birthday. and the coach writing to the parents, i promise i will take care of the kids. thank you for your kind support and i would like to say i'm really sorry to you all. maggie ruly, abc news. record rainfall has created deadly conditions in japan. look at the widespread damage flooding is just one of the rain. two very different perceptions about the same meeting in different takes following talks between mike pompeo and north korean officials. and i'm meteorologist drew tuma. live look at beach in santa cruz showing you it is packed with folks trying to beat the heat. we'll take
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japan. 50 others are missing, almost 5 million told to evacuate. kyoto prefect you're ure is try avoid possible landslides. a u.s. military service member was killed and two other wounded in an apparent insider attack in southern afghanistan. the term insider attack refers to attacks carried out against u.s. military by the afghan troops they are training or vising. the death is the third fatality in afghanistan this year. secretary of state mike pompeo is calling his meeting with north korea as productive but north korea said it was regrettable. he spent two days talking with north korean officials about the efforts to denuclearization. those meetings did not include north korean leader kim jong-un and one north korean official accused pompeo of puting pressure on north korea to abandon the nukes.
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mike pompeo described his experience differently. >> many hours of productive conversations. these are complicated issues. but we made progress on almost all of the central issues. some places are a great deal of progress and other places more work to be done. >> u.s. diplomats will meet with north korean officials again next week. an east bay city is celebrating the unique culture. >> a taste of oakland and it is not limited to just food and drinks. up next, a closer look at what the city and festival have to offer. it is a sunny but breezy start to the weekend. we'll look at how your sunday is shaping up in the full accuweather forecast coming up. and now here is tommy with a look at what is ahead on world news at 5:30. >> good evening. coming up, will the trapped soccer players have to dive out or will a massive drilling effort be the life line. and gangster-like demand. north korea harsh words aimed at
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the u.s. and combing for clues, a
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back to developing news on the california wildfires. abc 7 news reporter cornell bernard joining us live. tell us, bay area crews, they are helping fight the fire tonight, too. >> that is right. fire crews from the north and south bay providing aid to help fight the monster fires. so far red flag conditions making for very little containment. in siskiyou county, the fire fight continues. major fire fight on and the klamathon fire burning more than 33 square miles across state lines into oregon. the santa clara county fire department is on the front lines along with resources from marin
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county. assisting a thousand fire crews. cal fire said one resident still unidentified was killed in the town of homebrook and the body found in charred ruins of a home and hundreds have been told to evacuate. to the south now? n santa barbara, a fierce fire on friday night. the holiday fire has burned 20 structures including homes, forcing more than a thousand evacuations in the town of goleta. fire started at a home and spread to nearby brush. and in san diego county, five homes have burned in the foothill community of alpine. homeowners there have been told to leave. >> the events that we've seen and you've heard the term the new normal, the number of size and frequency of fires over the years have become -- i won't say the new normal, it is just become normal. >> we tried to get what we could and get out. we had dogs and tortoises and we
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were able to get out -- like i said, the important things. >> now cal fire said the klamathon and holiday fires are 5% contain and and evacuation orders are still in place i'm cornell bernard. abc 7 news. >> so widespread. thank you. now many of oakland's unique flavors, sights and sounds and crafts took center stage today. abc 7 news was at jesus christ london square for the kickoff to the taste of oakland. the event featured local tastes and merchandise that captured the character of oakland and the bay area. the taste of oakland made the debut last year. in case you missed it today, it returns on august 4th and september 1st. and an unexpected customer surprised workers at a tennessee dairy queen. a otter woundered in from a nearby creek in brownsville. workers say he was healthy but hot and hungry and quickly became popular with customers. >> i looked up and sure enough it is an otter.
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have half grown. >> everybody was wanting to see it. everybody was like oh, my god, there is an otter. >> the game warden was called in and took him back to the creek but not before he enjoyed some grilled chicken and a heath bar blizzard. and in accuweather, a bright start to the weekend. but our microclimate are in full effect. a 30 degrees spread from the coast to inland. live doppler 7 with satellite showing just some thin cirrus clouds out there. but a quiet region. outside we go from our rooftop camera here at kgo along the embarcadero in san francisco, pointed at the flag, waving actively right now. a stiff on-shore breeze keeping the coast comfortable. that gust 26 miles per hour at sfo, 17 in oakland. 18 in mountain view. even through the delta and fairfield with a breeze of 20 miles per hour. so temperature-wise, you know it is summertime when you've got a lot of different microclimate in
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place. 65 in san francisco. but contrast that to concord, 92 in inland and 92 in brentwood and 83 # for san jose. so it is warm in the south bay. equally as warm in the north bay. 89 in santa rosa and cloverdale 91. and southern california getting the brunt of the most intense heat. 98 the current temperature in l.a. 115 in palm springs. even 102 in fresno. and that intense heat will stay there the next couple of days. the reason why high pressure is firmly in control over the four corners. that will continue to keep us rather breezy and rather cool along our coastline. but inland we'll be warm to hot. and the next couple of days we'll have the marine layer snlt going to be there. limited fog in the morning however that continues to keep the highest temperatures and the highest fire danger in southern california. so sunday you could see numerous excessive heat warnings around los angeles. even red flag warnings.
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heat advisories reaching as far so it is warm t our south the next 24 hours. overnight a mild night. 50s to mid-60s. the name of the game the next 12 hours. 56 the low in san francisco. 57 in oakland. 62 in san jose. 63 in concord and napa. dropping about 51 degrees with plenty of stars out there. so tomorrow kind of a cash on copy forecast to today. so if you like today, you'll love tomorrow. high sundays in the south bay starting with 87 in san jose. 85 the high in cupertino and the coast is breezy and much cooler in the mid to low 60s. but you see mountain view 80 degrees and 78 the high in redwood city. downtown san francisco will hit 71 tomorrow. breezy and cooler in daly city about 62. in the north bay, breezy in napa, going to 90 degrees. sauce leta cooler along the water but into the east bay. 74 in oakland. sunshine is breezy.
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85 for union city. about 86 the high in fremont. and then inland in the low to mid-80s for another day. 95 the high in antioch and 94 in walnut creek and 94 in please abili -- pleasant ton so the fair will be shot and sunny. so tomorrow the uv index very high and time to burn less than 15 minutes if your skin is unprotected. accuweather seven-day forecast. sunny skies tomorrow and a steady pattern on monday and into tuesday, a little change mid-week and then the fog will return by thursday. and that will cool us off friday into saturday back to where we should be for this time of the year. >> drew is back from iceland. our forecast a little bit different. >> san francisco in the winter time. >> okay. that is fair enough. not bad. >> and some people are back from vegas which is the opposite. thanks, drew. >> big news when it comes to the warriors. >> i'm back from the peninsula.
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is that exciting? >> it is warm and sunny. >> not exciting at all. warriors make it official with one big man and have plans to bring in another. and jeff samardzija is back on the mound for the first time in more than a month but the giants lose another key player. highlights from st. louis coming up.
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and i am a senior public safety my namspecialist for pg&e. my job is to help educate our first responders on how to deal with natural gas and electric emergencies. everyday when we go to work we want everyone to work safely and come home safely. i live right here in auburn, i absolutely love this community. once i moved here i didn't want to live anywhere else. i love that people in this community are willing to come together to make a difference for other people's lives. together, we're building a better california.
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the disabled list giveth and
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take erg away. joe panik groin strain will earn him a place. a tight right shoulder kept the shark away. he gave up three over innings. pena the run. and seven hits, three runs and no run support. bell gets a run on the board. this double to right brings in hanson and then in the eighth it is rinse and repeat. up the middle. hanson comes around to score. it is a 1-run game but that is it for san francisco. this is bud getting to end it. 3-2 the final. but the shark is glad to be back. >> we expect a lot out of each other but we know how it goes. they come to work every day prepared and ready to play and sometimes you hit some good pitching along the way and that happens. so our guys need to keep playing, keep pitching.
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a's in cleveland. look at the power hitting. and sneaking that just inside of the peole for the 15th of the year one off the career high. next man up, chris davis 18 game streak over and his hitting streak now extended to nine games. a's score three in the inning and take it to extras and piscotty put them ahead for good. a two-run shot. the a's win 6-3. well kevin durant may be in china but it is official. he signed a contract that will keep him with the warriors today. espn reports it is a two-year deal for $30 million in the first year and a player option and $31.5 million in the second year. espn reporting the warriors intend to sign jerebko if he
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cleared waivers. utah released him today. if no team claim hyms him he bes a free agent and he would get the minimum which is roughly $2.2 million. and jerebko shot 41% from three for last year. and the host country russia and croatia go to penalty kicks. russia fernandez just flat misses. that gives croatia the advantage. so russia has to stop them on the final kick for any chance to stay alive. he buries it. croatia wins and will face england in the semifinals. france and belgium the other semifinalists. only one day left to see the sc on takes place at na of e piers 30 and 32 tomorrow. plenty of players with bay area ties including clarissa cook, a santa cruz kid who played four
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years at stanford. 16 teams are competing for $150,000 purse and there is plenty of ways for the kids to get involved as well. so check it out. it is right under the bay bridge. they brought in a ton of sand which i think is a feat in itself. just glad we don't have to clean it up at the end. >> who said we don't. after the show. >> we didn't get that memo. >> thank you very much. well just ahead, oakland got a little bit more colorful. that story is next. new at 6:00, simple motor ( ♪ ) your heart doesn't only belong to you. child: bye, grandpa! and if you have heart failure, entrusting your heart to entresto may help.
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new on abc 7 news at 6:00, motor skills are lost to stroke. but new research is showing there is hope for quick recovery. and in oakland, a home grown talent on the big screen. details at 6:00. and they were painting the town in oakland literally, abc 7 news was there as artists used telegraph avenue as the canvass and they took up an entire block. it is a pilot program launched by the city. and it is colorful. look at that. >> it lasts longer than chalk, right? >> yeah. it is great. >> stick around for a little longer. t 5:0nd that is it for a th i'mion nd i'm thoma we'll see you back here at 6:00 with the latest news from all over the bay area and all over the country. se you then.
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tonight -- the race to save those boys. rescuers in a war with the water. will those trapped soccer boys have to dive out? or, will a massive drilling effort be their lifeline? plus, the letters from inside the cave and the coach's apology for putting those children at risk. gangster-like demand. north korea's words aimed at the u.s. the awkward moment for secretary of state mike pompeo during high-level talks. how significant is this setback after the goodwill in singapore. state of emergency. fast-moving, wind-driven wildfires sparking mass evacuations. homes destroyed. firefighters up against growing infernos and surging temperatures. combing for clues. the mother of three missing since mother's day, the fbi now searching a massive landfill.

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