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the news at 11:00 starts right now. there is progress on the fire lines, but here's the concern. it could get worse tomorrow night when the high winds are expected to return. >> our air quality remains a concern. you can feel your breath and see smoke across the bay area. people's eyes are watery. this is a look at the destruction caused by winds carrying hot embers into neighborhoods. let's give you a break down of the latest numbers. the fire has charred more than
74,000 acres. 123 structures destroyed, including 57 homes. 90,000 structures remain threatened, and containment stands at 15%. >> nbc bay area's jean elle joins us now in santa rosa. what's the latest, jean? >> reporter: raj and jessica, hundreds of fire engines are here, firefighters, they are going to have their hands full tomorrow when those winds pick up. those dangerous winds blew the hot embers around yesterday, causing a lot of destruction. >> and then a big blow, looked like a big, big glow that you wouldn't believe. and then these arrows, like fire arrows started going -- >> reporter: j.r. cowan said gusty winds shot those embers far and wide yesterday. his home is surrounded by damage caused by dozens of spot fires. >> every row was burned. headed for this house. >> reporter: fire destroyed his brother's home next door. lots of equipment and vehicles.
>> i hosed the house down before i left, but now it's really smokey. couldn't hardly breathe. in fact, i got a sore throat over it. and my eyes are burning. and i grabbed a rag, grabbed a wet rag and we got out of here. >> reporter: the 77-year-old raced down chalk hill road while flames ripped through open areas and destroyed another home down the road. but fire crews managed to save several, including his. >> i got to really hantd it to the firefighters. >> reporter: more than 24 hours later those burn zones are still hot. with a break in the wind, fire crews are soaking hot spots to prevent hot embers from getting picked up in the winds tomorrow. >> then you have potential for reignition. >> reporter: it's a threat people in the mandatory evacuation zone are taking seriously. no one is home, but the sprinklers on this roof are running. as police patrol, there is an erie silence.
homes burned here in the tubbs fire. construction work on rebuilds has stopped until danger from the kincade fire passes. cowan is hoping firefighters will save more homes. >> the house is still here, lord. thank you. >> reporter: it really is amazing to see. now, crews will be once again focusing on protecting homes tomorrow, putting out hot spots as soon as they appear, while the main fight of getting the kincade fire contained continues. reporting live in santa rosa, jean elle, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, jean. thousands of firefighters are trying to get control of that kincade fire. some even came from across state lines. we're talking firefighters from carson city, nevada, tahoe, truckee, all on the front lines helping. they are getting help from prison inmates. those inmates trained in basic fire fighting skills. >> tonight about 30,000 residents in sonoma county can go home after the evacuation order was lifted. but for thousands of others, it's another long night in a
shelter or in their cars. this is a look at the evacuation map. nbc bay area's terry mcsweeney joins us from the county fairgrounds in petaluma with the harsh and cold reality of this fire. terry. >> reporter: yeah, close to 200,000 people have been told to evacuate in sonoma county over the past few days. and when that happens, only a couple things you can do. you can evacuate, stay with family, friends, or at a shelter like the sonoma marin fairgrounds here in petaluma unless it's filled to capacity. as it was last night, as it is again tonight in which case you make the best of a bad situation. and you sleep in your own vehicle as these people are doing. there's another option. i'm surprised how many people went for this one. you ignore the order and you stay home. >> we're packed and ready to go so we're not, you know, just trying to be like we're not listening to the world. >> reporter: ellen hanson harris of sebastopol had a decision to make when the mandatory evacuation order came down. a phone call from a friend helped her decide to stay home. >> a few of them that are in
town turned around because it took two hours to go three blocks just to get out of town and they just said, forget it. >> reporter: for 30,000 west county residents, the mandatory evacuation order is reduce today an evacuation warning. >> we are permitting people back into the area. they are free to enter the area without identification or any permits. they are flee to go home. >> reporter: thousands of evacuees have overwhelmed shelters like this one in petaluma. we're told five times what you see here has been handed out to evacuees including 500 pillows a day. >> those 500 pillows came from our community. some people can donate one, and some people donated 20. it's been an amazing community effort. >> reporter: some shelters filled up quickly leaving terry and alex to park their arvi in a petaluma parking lot. >> you have chipotle here. if you want to do a little shopping you have target. >> reporter: terry works at the evacuation center in santa rosa and has been check on her fellow employees. >> finding out if they evacuated. if they did or did not, what's their situation. what do they need from us, how
can we support them. >> reporter: they plan to go back to a just reopened guerneville tomorrow after a good night's sleep. and when they go back tomorrow, they are expecting to find out they don't think their house burned, not a chance of that, but about the winds blowing down branches, blowing down trees and they should be getting back to guerneville right around the time that next wind event kicks in. live in petaluma, terry mcsweeney, nbc bay area news. >> it is a tough road ahead, that's for sure. thank you, terry. air quality will improve tomorrow but not by much. the bay area air quality management district issued a spare the air alert for tomorrow, same as today. smoke from the kincade fire in sonoma county and the grizzly island fire has drifted into other bay area counties. they are advising people with respiratory illnesses to stay indoors, preferably in a room that has an air filter. >> me and my roommate are both chronically ill and, we get really bad migraines so you can feel it before you can smell it. >> air quality experts say too
much exposure to dangerous levels of particles in the air can even trigger some asthma attacks. >> we know how this goes. the wind will dictate what happens to all of us. next let's bring in our chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. what are you expecting to see in these next 24 hours? >> well, we are still looking at some isolated spots that could get wind gusts of about 06 miles per hour. 6 60 miles per hour. we highlighted the top two danger zones. the wind gust will be marin, napa, sonoma countys. second danger contra costa and alameda counties. let's get a closer look at the kincade fire. we did see some new fire growth today with a wind that built out of the southwest. so that grew the fire on the eastern side. so we have evacuation warnings in middletown, also calistoga where you may be asked to evacuate. so you got to pay attention real closely over the next 36 hours. good news right now, winds are calm and a cold 43 degrees helping out firefighters. but the big danger arrives tomorrow night and wednesday
morning. that's where we could see more hot embers with the northeast wind 45 to 60 miles per hour race right across, maybe move back into healdsburg, windsor, also larkfield. santa rosa not that far away as well. so everybody really has to pay attention and stay alert with those 45 to 60 mile per hour gusts possible. so for the next couple of hours winds only 5 to 10 miles per hour. tomorrow morning not that bad, up to 25. but what i'm seeing right now is by 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. tomorrow, 30 to 60 mile per hour gusts are possible. with the worst of it in the north bay mountains. now, overall i do think this is important to say. it does not look as strong and as widespread as sunday's wind, but we still have to, of course, take this extremely seriously. i'll have a brand-new update in about ten minutes. >> we'll see you then. thank you, jeff. governor newsome visited the fire zone meeting with evacuees in santa rosa. this is at an evacuation center at the sonoma county fairgrounds. right after that he met with
first responders and then held two briefings. one of those briefings governor newsome expressed outrage at pg&e. years of mismanagement at the utility led to the current mess. >> tonight more than a million people are still in the dark across northern california and thousands more are preparing to have power cut tomorrow. it will be the next round of the public safety power outages. here's a map now of the areas of the power cuts, and once again, a lot of preparation and a lot of anxiety. nbc bay area's ian cull reports from san jose. >> reporter: with the winds picking up tomorrow, the power will be preemptively cut in northern california by pg&e. this time it will affect more than 600,000 customers in 29 counties. >> salad, it looks okay. not going to trust it. not going to shop at all. >> reporter: pam bis hoff is tossing out half of her fridge recovering from the santa teresa neighborhood. she's ready if san jose loses
power tomorrow. >> i gassed up again today and i got some more cash. little bills, nobody has change. >> reporter: pg&e says tomorrow's outage will begin in the north bay around 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. the east and south bay will be affected at night or even the overnight hours into wednesday. >> the wind component of this event looks weaker than the event we just came out of. but the fuels will be dryer. >> reporter: some neighbors living near dry hillsides understand. >> every time pg&e turns around they get sued. i get it. they're trying to cut down on the amount of liability. >> reporter: but now with a third round of power shut offs, many have had it. >> we weren't put out that much compared to people that had to have a forced evacuation. but still, you know, it's frustrating. >> reporter: the utility says as of right now it's the last major wind event in the forecast. in san jose, ian cull, nbc bay area news. >> we certainly hope so.
okay, a viewer sent us these pictures of a tree that slammed into a tesla. look at it right there. see how strong the winds have been? it happened in boulder creek. a tree branch came down as you can see. went right through the windshield. luckily that car was parked and nobody was inside. so who will have power and who won't? we've made it easy for you to check. we've posted an interactive map on our website. all the impacted areas in this next outage are in orange. you can write -- zoom into the street level. head to nbcbayarea.com. >> we are following some breaking news on the peninsula, a bizarre and violent outburst. a man went on a stabbing spree in san mateo. officers say it began around 7:00 p.m. in the parking lot of this bj's restaurant. right there on bridge point parkway right near 101 and 92. this is a live look at the crime scene. you see the bj's in the background there. the suspect got into a car with his cousin and her boyfriend when he suddenly pulled out a knife, according to police, stabbed the boyfriend and ran off. police then say the suspect ran
toward the waterfront where he stabbed two other people before being arrested about 30 minutes later. >> when you hear things like this, they're normally targeted. so it's very rare we would have an incident like this to happen where if for all intents and purposes it seems like it was unprovoked. >> that man is being charged with attempted homicide and assault with a deadly weapon. >> this was an okay moment for them and it represented what their wedding became. >> we're back in 60 seconds. coming up, the show must go on, even during a fire. the wedding photo one couple will never forget. >> and learning from these destructive wildfires, the lessons san jose state's weather team is taking away from their time on the fire lines. >> wind not a problem as we hit tomorrow morning. by the afternoon it begins to build. you can see it right here. we'll have the full hour by hour forecast and an update tonight air quality in about six minutes.
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well, the fires aren't just burning in northern california. here's the getty fire down south in l.a. it erupted in the hills above the 405 freeway early this morning. this is in the exclusive brentwood area. so far more than 600 acres have burned and eight homes, at least, have been destroyed. you can see the 405 freeway in the upper left of your screen there. about 10,000 homes are threatened. now, among the people who have been evacuated, former governor schwarzenegger, basketball star lebron james, and actress kate hudson. >> the sky is burning, so i was full-blown panic. >> the last time i'm going to see this neighborhood. >> it is intense to say the least. right now this fire in the l.a. area is 5% contained. >> well, of the hundreds of wedding pictures taken, this one will be the one they may remember the most. a couple dealing with the smoke from the kincade fire did what was supposed to be their
destination wedding. a thousand people are liking and sharing this photo on social media. cheryl hurd has this couple's story. that one really puts it in perspective. >> reporter: that's right. first of all, this picture was not planned. the last picture taken at their wedding on saturday, but it will probably be the first thing they discuss when they talk about their wedding ten years from now. >> the sunset was red and smokey because of the smoke and all the tragedy that was happening around. >> reporter: that's what she was looking at when she snapped this picture of curtis and katie furlan at their wedding on saturday. >> it was the third year in a row that i've had weddings in october in the wine country that have had smoke. >> reporter: the couple didn't know that when they planned their wine country destination wedding. the raging wildfire causing mass evacuations and smoke in the air was all new to this chicago couple. >> my wedding planner was like, they're saying it's going to be
really smokey tomorrow. on friday she was saying this. i'm going toe grab some masks. i don't think anyone is going to wear them. >> reporter: they put them on staring straight ahead with the vines, and the dark smoekey sky above. they were shocked when that picture went viral on social media. >> she thought it would look tacky or something. >> all we did was wanted to have our dream we hadding and dding. and we did. it's crazy. >> reporter: right now they are taking their social media status in stride. and right now they are just trying to enjoy a mini honeymoon in san francisco. reporting live in oakland, i'm cheryl hurd, nbc bay area news. >> we wish them the best. thank you, cheryl. not just firefighters, a group of students and their professor are on the fire lines. the san jose state weather team is tracking the wind and what the flames might be doing next. they then post that information on twitter for firefighters to check in real-time.
>> what we can offer is basically those data sets to the people who really care about them and we can offer it firsthand as fast as they need it. >> the team has been to the kincade fire twice so far. tonight they're back in the south bay downloading data. they plan to head back to the fire zone in the next 24 or 36 hours. >> well, in the east bay a last-minute change of plans have thousands of families scrambling. late this morning the west contra costa school decided to close schools due to smokey air. that gave parents less than two hours notice to come pick up their kids. fairmont elementary one of dozens of schools that closed early despite the hassle. a lot of the parents say, yes, it was the right call. >> it was a good thing to do. i was really worried in the morning. i was actually worried they had school in the morning. >> county health leaders say while the air is unhealthy for most people, it doesn't come close to unhealthy levels we reached last year. unlike last fall, the smoke isn't expected to last for longer than days or weeks. i was outside all day today
putting my backyard which got all blustery and the leaves. >> your eyes are -- >> my blower and look at my face. i can barely even wear makeup. my eyes are so swollen. >> i can relate. i had to take allergy medicine to help me out. >> it's tough. sore throats, everyone runny eyes. it's happening across the bay area, and maybe more so now in the next 24 hours. >> we'll have to watch out for the on and off smoke that's going to irritate you until the kincade fire has some higher containment numbers because it's just going to drift in as we see these variable winds move across the bay area. we will have more on the fire danger and the wind forecast. i do want to get you into something else you're going to be noticing tomorrow morning. that is a much chillier start. if your power is not back on, you're watching us on our streaming app, just know you're going down to 35 degrees in santa rosa. napa 37. morgan hill 38. walnut creek 39. you might need that extra blanket. and if your power is on, well,
your heater may actually click on. so you're aware of that. now let's go ahead and move into the wind. why all of this wind lately? we've just been kind of stuck in the same pattern, and that's really why we've had these three wind events that we've been looking at. we've had high pressure in the pacific and we've had these storm systems drop down across the west. i've explained this before, but in weather, air flows from high pressure to low pressure. it sets up like this vacuum effect. so the closer low pressure is, the faster that wind is going to get. now, on sunday this low pressure that created the wind was really close to us and that's why we had the widespread wind and gusts that were up to 70-plus miles per hour. but notice the difference. as i fade this on, the area of low pressure tomorrow is a little bit more off to the east. so we'll get some wind, but we don't think it's going to be quite as strong and as widespread. so not as bad as what we had on sunday, but still certainly serious thing that we are following. number one threat here will be
from the embers on the fire lines. we're looking at 40 to 60 mile per hour wind gusts. that wind coming out of the north and the east. that could continue to push embers into healdsburg, windsor, larkfield, santa rosa not that far off to the south. and you're on evacuation warning in middletown and calistoga. you have to be ready to leave and have that plan in place. so where do we go from here with the wind? 9:00 tomorrow morning i don't see any problems just yet. by the afternoon we begin to see that wind develop primarily in the north bay, and it is all about the north bay for that best chance of those highest gusts. we're going to see a lot less wind down towards the south bay, even for parts of the peninsula. so by tomorrow evening it starts to ramp up. 7:00 p.m. you can see these bright colors in the north bay. that's the higher elevations that could see those 50-plus mile per hour wind gusts. for all of the lower elevation wind gusts you see on here, it's generally 20 to 30 miles per hour with peak winds in the north bay. again, 7:00 p.m. tomorrow right into about 4:00 a.m. on
wednesday morning, that's going to be the zone of those gusty winds. again, tomorrow night into early wednesday morning. after that we'll start to see that wind clear out by 9:00 in the morning on wednesday, and we should be done with any kind of wind storms as we head through the next seven days. a little bit of good news there. air quality healthy. smoke filtering in. be prepared for it. find the recirculate button in your car. that will keep the air inside and not bring smokey air in. on the extended forecast, wind calms down by 9:00 a.m. wednesday. here you can see over the next several days, 60s in san francisco, inland valleys we're staying with the 70s as we head through the next several days as well. i don't see any rainfall right now as we move through the next seven days. we're really hoping for some in the next couple of weeks. i just need to see more confidence on those forecast models before we start to put that in there at this point. >> for everyone without power, those are chilly morning temperatures to go without the heat. >> it is definitely going to be -- at least afternoons won't
be too hot. >> thanks, jeff. up next here at 11:00, the unlikely hero of the raid that killed the world's most wanted terrorist. the combat canine at the center of the take down. >> and we have jimmy. >> hey, guys, emma thompson is here. music from liam gallagher. a great show. do not change the channel. >> happening now, three people were killed when an amtrak train hit an suv at a crossing in richmond. it happened just after midnight near brook side drive and giant road. all three people were from richmond. it was headed for seattle. we're back with more in a moment.
and a big thanks goes to this pup. the name of the dog has not yet been declassified, but we've g look at the belgian melaman. he was hurt during the raid but is recovering. >> it was on snapchat the last time anyone saw a missing bay area man and woman. their small plane went off the radar last thursday. kayla rodriguez and justin winfrey disappeared after taking off from novato. police say their red and white piper arrow was last known off the coast of eureka. the coast guard had to discontinue the search because of weather and resources. family and friends are pleading for help on social media. >> we are losing a bay area gem. blue bottle coffee is relocating its roasting operation from oakland where it all started to sacramento. the company says all beans used to supply west coast cafes will now be roasted in the new sacramento facility. meanwhile the building in oakland will become a blue bottle cafe. i love blue bottle.
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here's a live look in san francisco. you can see -- still see it is hazy and smokey. we're all choked up literally speaking here. jeff is back with us to tell us what to expect now. >> well, we're going to see that next wind event move in once we hit tomorrow. we see the stronger wind gusts develop 5:00 p.m. into 9:00 p.m., 45 to 60 mile per hour wind gusts coming out of the northeast. looks like the worst of that will be in the north and east bay. the biggest fear, again, is these embers from the fire would blow off towards the south and the west. so healdsburg, geyserville,
windsor, lark ville all in the path of possibly some embers. santa rosa is not that far away from the fire perimeter as you can see there. you should think about this. calistoga and middletown under evacuation warning meaning you may be asked to evacuate. what's ahead for us? the wind calms down by 9:00 a.m. on wednesday, and then we will see this on and off smoke likely the next couple days until they get some higher containment on this fire. i did just check some new information coming in on the weather models. we might, as i mentioned, get some rain chances increasing by the second or third week of november. that's what we got right now. >> that would be so good. >> we need that. thanks former president joining us at 11:00. we'll see you back here tomorrow. >> bye-bye. [ cheers and applause ♪ >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center in the heart of new york city, it's "the tonight show" starring jimmy fallon."