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started exactly one week ago tonight. take a look now. here is the evacuation map as of this morning. the area in yellow, you can see it there was under a mandatory evacuation. this is what it looks like right now. much different. the communities along 101 are now under an evacuation warning. those include geyserville, healdsburg and windsor. also allowed to go home windsor and middletown. >> despite the fear of strong winds last night, firefighters were able to make progress on containing the flames. these are the statistics for you. so far it's burned more than 76,000 acres, but it is 30% contained. and that's twice as much as last night. in all, 206 structures have been destroyed, and perhaps the most crucial stasto deaths have been reported from this fire. >> we have a lot of new information coming this hour, including a briefing by cal fire in about 30 minutes. let's begin our team coverage with nbc bay area's tim daly
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near windsor. tim? >> well, life is returning to normal here in towns like windsor, with the winds down, containment on the fire lines is up. neighborhoods are opening up again. now earlier today, we did find some folks who had never left the fire zone. well before evacuation orders had been lifted, windsor area wineries were busy with workers. they've been given temporary passes that allowed them to check and prep their facilities. for all the damage dunavin yards, somehow seem immune to the flames, and there is an explanation. the violence are so moist, and with the surrounding ground not cluttered with leaves, well, fires tend to run out of here. >> it works as a great firebreak. if you look at the divisions hit by the fire front, you see one, two rows that just dried out and near re stopped right there.
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windsor told to leave followed through with those instructions. the blaseys, who grow 15 acres of chardonnay grapes were ready to leave if they had to, but they stayed. >> all of our vineyard is all roto till bare. so there is nothing going to burn there. the vehicle is hooked up. if it came close, drive down the ramp and that's it. we're set to go. >> reporter: like so many people in sonoma county, the blaseys have dealt with serious fire threats before. the tubbs fire was on a ridge near here in 2017. it's why they don't seem too phased by what the kincade fire presented. >> what are you going to do? stuff happens. you can't do anything about it. it's out of our control. >> reporter: now being able to come home to this part of windsor is just the latest bit of goows power during the pg&e shutdowns. theyept for a few hours over the weekends. so they haven't had to deal with all of that nightmare as windsog
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a good night tonight. live in windsor, tim daly for nbc bay area news. >> what a relief for those folks. all right. meteorologist jeff ranieri is joining us now. so the red flag warning expired at 4:00. what does that mean in terms of the fire danger, and also with the winds now? they're at 30% containment. what will the next few days bring? >> i think they should be able to get quite a bit more containment based on the current forecast because the winds do not look to gust through the next five days. so that's going to be real solid for the firefighters to get in there and continue to work around this fire. well did have top wind gusts right around the higher elevations of the fire last night at 60 miles per hour in the healdsburg hills. mt. saint helena 56. mount diablo 56. lower elevations, not that much. we didn't expect a lot of wind at the lower elevations. that was good news to keep some of the embers from moving around. so today right now, what's happening, most of the hot spots based on some satellite
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detection right over here in the eastern side of the fire. so middletown is still certainly watching this, of course, very closely. but they have gotten that 30% containment. and we are expecting a new update as we head throughout this hour. tomorrow, wind forecast. i don't see anyig gusts. in fact into friday, 5 to 10 miles per hour even on saturday, 5 to 10 miles per hour as well. we're even looking at the potential here of some rain ahead. coming up in about 15 minutes, we'll take a look at a new warning, but this is cold weather related. a frost advisory for the north bay. i'll have details on that again in about 15 minutes. >> okay, jeff. we'll see you shortly. this is all a sobering reminder of the deadly wine country fires that we lived through two years ago. here is the burn map now. here are the cities. geyserville, healdsburg, santa rosa just to get a perspective of where we are along 101. the gray areas from the tubbs fire, nuns fire, atlas fire, that's what happened two years ago. you can see the kincade fire
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right there in red as reached the edge of the tubbs fire burn scar. for comparison now, those wine country fires in 2017 burned more than 87,000 acres in total. the kincade fire right now as it stands this evening has burned nearly 77,000 acres. jessica? >> well, she fled fire and destruction to find refuge and a new love. a young pregnant mom forced out of her home by the kincade fire found herself in a hotel in napa where she gave birth to a healthy baby girl. nbc bay area's li li tan is life outside of the hotel. boy, that is one strong mama. >> oh, absolutely. you know, rachel and james page, they were originally planning to have a home birth. but when they were evacuated on saturday, they only had a few options. go to a hospital, have the baby at a friend's house, or have the baby here at the hotel. here's what they chose. ♪ >> reporter: just two days old, and penelope page is already
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igniting hearts. >> oh, she made it and she's here. >> reporter: she was born on monday at a room in this hotel. just as the wind-fueled kincade fire was blowing toward her home in windsor. parents rachel and james evacuated on saturday, grabbing photos and their home birth kit. >> it was really nerve-racking. now this is happening, and i'm probably going to have the baby, and we're not going to be at home. oh, my gosh, i can't believe this is really happening. >> reporter: as rachel's contractions moved closer together, the pages moved from a friend's house to the andaz hotel for more privacy. and at 1:58 in the afternoon, all 9 pounds and 3 ounces of penelo>>anyep. caught her and got her out and put her on. >> reporter: immediately after the phone rang and a midwife answered. >> they say they had gotten a noise complaint and wanted to
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make sure everything was all right. and her response was yes, everything is great. we just had a baby. >> reporter: a baby whose entrance into the world was blazing in more than one way. >> i was pretty loud. i was saying can we get her out. please get her out. fire babies. >> reporter: now this isn't the first baby the pages have had during a wildfire. their first baby scarlet, she was born a week before the fires in 2017. now the whole family is in sacramento, staying with family until the air quality gets better and they can return home now as family of four. live in napa, lili tan, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. ignition point. you can see the moment right there where a brushfire erupted on bethel island on sunday. you can see what east contra costa fire investigators identified as the cause. a pg&e transformer showering sparks on to the grass below.
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the fire on gateway road grew to the size of a football field, threatening a new housing development. a second fire broke out a few hours later at 5:00 in the morning in nearby oakley. fire investigators say in that case, malfunctioning pg&e equipment also sparked that fire. people there had to evacuate their homes in the summer lake community. luckily, no one was hurt and no homes were lost. we do have some new information from pg&e, just now coming into our newsroom. they just wrapped up a press briefing. here's what they know. pg&e said they restored power to almost 240,000 homes and businesses today. however, more than and business dark. most of those are in the north to 75% of those customers by tonight. >> we've been working real hard to get your lights back on today, and we've been pretty successful. >> right now crews are inspecting equipment in those shutoff zones. pg&e says it hopes to complete
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the job by tomorrow. that means getting power to the remaining customers who are still in the dark tonight. well, speaking of being in the dark, in marin county, the power is back on for most people. but there are others that still do not have power, haven't had it since saturday, and now they're starting to lose patience. nbc bay area's ali wolf. that is a long stretch without power. >> definitely is a long time to have no power, no heat at home. and we did speak to some people and some businesses today that were dealing with, that including this gas station behind me. there was caution tape around it. but just an hour ago, some good news. we saw the lights turn on, the open sign turn on, the pumps open. a big relief for people who live in this san rafael, and while some shopping centers are busy, some businesses remain ftercl the pl pg&e blackout that started on saturday. >> we got to eat a warm dinner,
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take a hot shower. >> reporter: as some families enjoyed the comforts of electricity, people in other parts of marin county were still in the dark. >> i can't go buy things. i can't get gas. there are a lot of places i need to get gas. >> reporter: the blackout that affected robert's daily life and his work as a contractor. he wonders why this planned outage has lasted so long here. >> keeping people in the dark for five days now. it doesn't seem very smart on their side. >> reporter: extreme pizza in mill valley was still waiting for the power to come back. >> it was all stinking. >> reporter: instead of opening her family's business this morning, mandy fernandez spent the day cleaning up and throwing out food that went bad during the four-day outage. >> it's spoiled. so in terms of money wise, yes, we are going to lose a lot of money. a lot of business as we from in years ago. she is still adjusting to this new normal, the threat of wildfires, and now planned power
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outages that last for days. >> this is what if i'm staying in california i have to face. >> reporter: so the power has been restored to most customer here is in marin county. at last check, a couple of minutes ago at the outage map, though the businesses we poke to tell us even though their lights are on, their power is on, it doesn't mean that they can reopen right away because they'll have to recover and replace what they lost. reporting live in mill valley, ali wolf, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. this is a statewide event. we know that. many fires are burning in southern california. confused horses wandering free in simi valley. the so-called easy fire is raging just outside theald reagan presidential library. along with the library, you see air force one there back from the reagan era. 7,000 homes have been evacuated. many evacuees tried to load up their animals. the fire has charred about 1400 acres so far, and high winds are expected for another 24 hours.
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well, up next is a fan favorite at rodeos across california, but not in one bay area county. the reason leaders are saying bye-bye to mutton busting. and three years after we first found hundreds of u.s. veterans deported by the country they served, some of those vets returned to capitol hill to testify as congress considers changing policy. i'm stephen stock. we investigate, next. a cool 66 in concord right now. but i'll show you where this gets below the freezing marks.
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our other headlines this evening, congress is taking up an issue that our investigative unit exposed nearly three years ago. u.s. war veterans who aren't citizens being deported after they serve the country.gs o cap featured veterans who told us their stories.
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senior investigator stephen stock got this train rolling. stephen, your reporting could lead to significant changes here. >> it has taken them three years, but yes, finally it appears change may be in the air on capitol hill. the bill before congress is titled the veterans deportation prevention and reform act of 2019. it may be a mouthful, but this is a huge step in congress. >> you're about to give is true and correct? >> appearing before a house subcommittee tuesday, hector barajas shared his life story, urging congress to change the law and allow hundreds of deported veterans to return home. >> it's a bipartisan issue. if we get democrats and republicans behind it. >> reporter: we firstgo indisch veterans and was running a shelter for other deported vets. >> being deported or already deport, at least 301. >> reporter: deported under a policy going back 25 years, which allows i.c.e. to deport
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immigrant veterans when they commit aggravated felonies, a broad term that includes terms seemingly as minor as failure to show up in court, entering the country illegally and drug possession. >> this cannot be -- our country cannot be doing this. there is no way the united states of america is doing this to people who have served in combat. >> who were willing to die for us. >> who were willing to die for our country, who were promised citizenship in exchange for their service. >> reporter: earlier this year, congressman mark decano asked the government ability office to look into the issue. the gao found ice did not consistently follow its own policies involving veterans. in some cases agencies were unaware the policies even existed. >> i couldn't hardly believe it. >> reporter: that's why hector barajas was asked to testify on capitol hill. >> these are men and women that served in our armed forces, will are putting their lives on the line and we should never deport >> reporter: after our first
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series of stories aired, then california governor jerry brown pardoned throw of the deported veterans including hector barajas, who returned here to the united states where he served. he was formally sworn in as a u.s. citizen in march of 2018. both he and congressman tell me they believe this issue has enough bipartisan support to make it real change and to make it possible this law could be changed. we will stay on the story and bring to it you as it progresses. >> okay, thank you, stephen. good work. well, cattle, horses, and rodeo big part of the agricultural life in the bay area, especially in alameda county. but now supervisors there voted to ban mutton busting, where ki she abuse. nbc bay area's robert handa joins us live in castro valley. mutton busting a fan favorite but it is controversial. >> reporter: well, that's true. we're here at the rodeo site in castro valley, a real tradition
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here in alameda county. in fact, it's going to celebrate its 100th year next spring. but it's going to have to take place without one of its popular trademark events, mutton busting. brook raises sheep used for mutton busting and children who do the riding. this is video of brook's son mutton busting. it's a family-oriented staple at many rodeos where a young child rides the sheep for as long as he or she can, usual i will only for a few seconds. be the alameda county board of supervisors on a 3-2 vote banned the sport from local rodeos agreeing with some local animal activists groups that mutton busting was cruel to the sheep. brook disagrees emphatically and says it's part of the agricultural culture here. >> some kids want to play soccer and football. my kids want to ride sheep and calves and steers.
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>> but richard valle says it's still animal abuse. >> you're sending a message that it's okay to abuse and push and prod and scare animals so that you can have enjoyment at their expense. and i don't agree with that. >> reporter: supporters of mutton busting say they're upset supervisors dismissed the fact a vet is on-site and there are strict rules that are followed. >> mutton busting is a great way for young children and their families to get up close to the livestock and see firsthand the touching and the feeling of them, the smell of the animal, and introduce them to agriculture itself. >> reporter: now the ordinance will be reviewed in a few weeks, but the supervisor says at this point, he does not expect a ban to be lifted or even altered. live in castro valley, robert handa, nbc bay area news. >> okay, robert, thank you. jeff ranieri back with us now, talking about the fire. but really, now, the air quality. we're breathing much easier, at least for many of us today. >> and it's all due toe that increased containment.
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some good news to certainly report today. and as they continue to get containment of this fire, we will see that air quality continue to get better. so there has been some good news to report. also some evacuations certainly have been lifted. but we do want to let you know, we still have storm ranger positioned down here near the fire zone. so if we were to see any kind of ash plumes or fire activity on the southern side increase for some reason at all, we would be able to pick up the ash plumes. we did have wind gusts up to about 60 miles per hour late last night and early this morning. but as we had been reporting, that wind has calmed down, and it did able quite a bit of containment. now at least to 30%. we're hoping to get another update as we head through this hour from cal fire. now we move on to the next thing. and this is all about the cold. and it's in the same location as the evacuations. so as people head back home tonight, definitely the heaters may be clicking on. we have a frost advisory from
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2:00 a.m. tomorrow morning into 8:00 a.m. so temperatures down in the low to mid-30s, each some isolated 20s possible. patchy frost. may need to cover those sensitive plants. and please be careful if you have to use a space heater, for whatever reason. we know those can start fires and be very dangerous. be careful with those. also, don't forget those pets. let's get closer fix on the temperatures. by 11:30 already feeling the chill. upper 40s and low 50s for most of us. by tomorrow morning, the focus of the cold once again right here in the north bay, 32 in santa rosa. 34 in napa. that's at 5:00 in the morning. 39 in danville, and 41 in san jose. by 8:00 in the morning, still in that chill, and then eventually by 11:00 a.m., we'll start to warm up. we'll have more details on this full bay area forecast coming up in 25 minutes. i'll see you then. >> we will see you then. thank you, jeff. up next, no more political ads. the reason twitter is making this bold move. we'll explain that. announcer: 5 million kids use e-cigarettes. it's an
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today a surprise announcement from twitter. no more political ads. ceo jack dorsey making the announcement via a tweet, of course. the comes as social networks face criticism for helping spread misinformation. there was a call-out to twitter's bay area rival facebook and its ceo zuckerberg. facebook said it would allow political ads, even if they're factually incorrect. social media analysts say it's more important than ever for users to be skeptical of what we see online. >> i think there has to be a buyer beware thing. we need to be slow to believe. be thoughtful about it. check multiple sources, find ed goes into effect november 22nd, so next during facebook's earnings report conference call today, zuckerberg said political ads will account for less than 1/2
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of 1% next year. from testifying on capitol hill to speaking to a crowd of more than a news in santa clara, dr. christine blasey ford spoke publicly for the first time today since the kavanaugh hearings. blasey ford accepted the ywca silicon valley empowerment award. it comes after she testified at a congressional hearing that then supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were >> i was focused on telling the u.s. senate what had happened to me. i simply thought that it was my duty as a citizen, and that anyone in my position would do the same thing. >> keynote speaker for the event, dolores huerta. she encouraged all women in the audience to vote and pursue leadership positions to help fight discrimination. by the way, nbc bay area was one of the sponsors of today's event.
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up next at 6:30, allowed back home for the first time in days. but there is a new problem for the fire evacuees in sonoma county. plus we are just moments away from another update on the firefight in sonoma. here is a live look at the podium. cal fire will give us the latest numbers. we're going bring it to you, live. my parents never taught me anything about managing money.
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thrive. right now at 6:30, a bittersweet homecoming for the evacuees in sonoma county as the sunsets tonight, a lot is
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happening. now among the towns that allowed its residents to move back in is windsor, but it's not an easy process. >> thousands of families were evacuated on saturday are moving back home as we speak after the sonoma county sheriff lifted that mandatory evacuation order. nbc bay area's melissa colorado joins us from windsor, and this is going to be just a process for these folks. >> reporter: raj and jesse, i've got even more good news. not only are families returning to their homes, but the lights are turning back on. power is being restored to these neighborhoods. gas might take a little bit longer to restore. we want to show you some video that we shot earlier today. big welcome back signs for the folks here in windsor. the sonoma county sheriff gave everyone the a-okay when he lifted the mandatory evacuation order around 1:00 p.m. for the cities of healdsburg, windsor, geyserville, larkfield and the evacuated parts of santa rosa. we were there as the leon family returned to their house in windsor after four days of bouncing from place to place.
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like tens of thousands of families, they had to leave their home on saturday with a bag full of clothes and important documents. today they quickly started clearing out their fridge. they filled up two garbage bags full of spoiled food. in the risk to leave their home, the family forgot to bring their goldfish with them. you can imagine their relief when they saw goldie the goldfish still swimming in the bowl, even though most of the families in the evacuated area in sonoma county cannot return home. there is still a evacuation warning in place for those areas. that means people should not let their guard down and they must be prepared to leave at a moment's notice if they hear the high-low siren. >> i've been missing home. i'm worried because the fires were over here on the foothills. i was worried about my house. >> we're so happy. we're excited. to come back home. >> that smile says it all. good news for those thousands of families. melissa, there are still people in the dark who can't go home
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tonight. what about them? what do we know? >> that's right. the small number of people here in sonoma county that live closest to where the kincade fire is right now raging. we're talking about the northeastern part of the county. it's still unclear when these folks will be able to return home because cal fire does not expect this fire to be 100% contained until next thursday. so we're talking about a couple of more days at least. back to you. >> thank you. we are waying for that cal fire news conference. as soon as that happens, we're going to take you there live. let's take a live look in san rafael. the calming winds in the north bay are helping crews, which is great news for all of us in terms of our air quality. and of course for those fire crews on the front line. nearly 5,000 fire personnel have been battling this fire. let's bring in our chief t jeff tracking the latest conditions for us. jeff? >> and most of the smoke today, the way the wind was blowing pushed way out into the pacific. so we did have some unhealthy air through parts of the north
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bay. for a lot of us, a lot of blue sky. the most hot spot activity on the eastern side through today based on some satellite detections. so middle town is certainly watching this closely. but look at the winds out of the east. only at 4 miles per hour. gusts tonight only tout 15 and a cool 63. tomorrow i only see gusts to 15 miles per hour as well. so making some progress. at least 30% contained at the last update. but hopefully in this press conference, we'll learn more about maybe some further containment. we do have storm rangers scanning here. for any reason, we saw some major increase in fire activity in ash plumes on the southern side of the fire. we would be able to pick up those ash plumes on storm ranger. we wanted to show you also the wind forecast. i don't think the wind is going to be a problem all the way through this weekend. variable 5 to about 15 miles per hour. vial more details and some rain chances ahead in a little bit. back to you guys. >> we'll see you in a little bit. the number of problems exposed
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during the mass power shutoff is expected to top 300. that has critics asking how pg&e could spend billions of dollars to inspect its equipment but somehow miss or fail to repair so many places. investigative reporterer jaxon van derbeken found one area had just passed an inspection earlier this year. >> the jumper was inspected, and there is a specific note to say it was in good condition. >> reporter: pg&e's ceo bill johnson couldn't explain why the cable that passed inspection apparently snapped at the origin of the kincade fire. the four problems inspectors found were dealt with, although he said the tower needed to be painted. the utility opted to leave the power on to that transmission system, saying that winds were not strong enough to justify shutting it off. meanwhile, the utility says it found hundreds of problems in areas where it did turn off the power because the winds were forecasted to be stronger.
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>> we're finding wires down. we're finding broken poles. we're finding vegetation into our facilities. >> reporter: mark quinlan is the commander of pg&e's shutoff effort. he expects to find more than 300 issues like that. by the time they finish inspecting all the lines in northern california, as they restore power. that's too many, according to one former member of the public utilities commission. katherine sandoval questions why the problems continue, given pg&e's promises over the years to do a better job cutting trees and maintaining its power poles. >> part of the problem is that pg&e is not acting like the learning organization that the puc ordered it to be. >> reporter: sandoval says the number of issues the utility is finding along its de-energized power line shows it still doesn't get it. >> that pg&e needs to figure out what is the root of the problem and fix it, and fix it promptly. and then identify is this problem a one-off with a particular tower or is it a systematic problem, right?
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that's what's missing. and that's what we need to do to keep us safe today. >> reporter: jaxon van derbeken, nbc bay area news. well, speaking of this fire and pg&e's response, we're going to get an update now from cal fire. this is a live look at the podium there set up in santa rosa. we expect cal fire officials to brief us in just about two minutes. we'll go to this news conference after this quick break. stay with us. shouldn't they go to prison for as long as the law allows?
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where calfire just started giving an update... we just mentioned cal fire about to start this news conference in santa rosa, giving us an update, not only cal fire officials, but the sheriff of sonoma county. let's listen in to the latest numbers, how it relates to the acreage and the containment, and if there are any injuries. this is jonathan cox from cal fire. let's listen in. >> your telephone, if you do have a ringer on, and secondly, if you do need a conversation, we ask you take it outside of this area.
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as usual, we will have time for questions and answers at the conclusion of the formal speakers. additionally, we will have a spanish language version at the end of the english language version of this press conference. just to start things off, as everybody is probably well aware, since 24 hours ago when we were last here, we've made some pretty significant progress on the fire. the winds that we were talking about yesterday did not materialize to the extremes that we were fearful of, and that gave us a big opportunity to increase that containment overnight and again today. in addition, i would say that there is a lot of optimism that we have turned the corner for the better on this fire, and i think that is indicative of the fact that a lot of evacuation orders and warnings were lifted this afternoon. just some numbers really quick. the fire is now 76,825 acres. so we're not seeing much growth in the perimeter. 45% contained now, up another
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15% from this morning. and over 4200 fire personnel out on the line. that includes over 300 fire agencies from within california, as well as fire agencies from 12 other states. we can confirm that 266 structures have been destroyed. 133 of those being residential structures. 47 have been damaged. 32 of those are residential structures. i think it's important to note here although the count of damage and destroyed structures continues to climb, that does not mean that they have been destroyed in the past 24 hours. our damage inspection teams are really catching up on the week's worth of work out there. i wouldn't say this is a result of last night. with that, i'll hand it over to our national weather service representative alex. >> you've been listening to cal fire. jonathan cox giving us an update on the cal fire, saying the most significant thing that they have a lot of optimism, but they have
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turned the corner for the better in this fire. that the winds that they thought were going to be really bad last night didn't materialize to what the expectation that they had. they say that just since this morning, they've made an additional 15% containment. so containment of this fire now up to 45%. >> you can see some of the numbers on the screen there. 266 structures destroyed. among those 266, 133 of the structures destroyed are homes. so that impacts a lot of families. and one thing also notable, 4200 fire personnel there on the front lines in sonoma county. that doesn't just impact sonoma county, but the fire personnel, fire crews coming from all over california, all over the bay area. and that impacts each fire department locally, because everyone has to back fill. whether it's san jose or palo alto or fremont, wherever the communities are, they are back filling as the crews are in sonoma county. >> yes. 300 from agencies throughout california and 12 other states also sent mutual aid to help
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these firefighters. we're back with more in a moment.
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it's been a challenging few days for so many of ut of the sy air, that's great. but if you have t and work, consider a mask. >> we want to make sure that you make an informed choice. that's where we bring in consumer investigator chris chmura. chris? >> good evening. you can always ask your doctor for a personal recommendation, especially if you have lung or heart trouble. in general, though, the epa
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recommends the n-95, which is a type, not a brand name. the 95 means it's designed to block 95 of particles from getting into your lungs. all right. did you see this online? a bride and groom posing in their wedding gash and their n95s. a castro valley photographer posted this photo and it went viral. kudos to the coupe form trying, but i do have one bit of criticism here. let's zoom in, because the newly wednesday are not wearing the n95s properly. both of them failed to attach the lower elastic band. it's dangling around their chin. no, no, no. that should be wrapped around the back of their head. the manager of my n95, 3m says you've got to have a good seal around your face so smoke doesn't seep in on the side. and the elastic bands are essential for a good seal. there are two of them. i'll give this couple a pass. the photographer says they're from chicago. i won't be so lenient with you,
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my neighbors. you've got to follow the manufacturer's directions here. one more nugget from 3m. it told us it's okay to use your n95 day after day, even if it gets a little dirty. just keep it dry. a wet n95 needs to be replaced. again, though, your doctor is probably the best route for a personal recommendation. we have lots more fire-related help on our website. step by step help for your go bag, generator safety, food spoilage, insurance claims and more. head to nbcbayarea.com/responds. >> yes. we will give the married couple a break. it was their wedding day. >> and the hair. >> now they're on their honeymoon, by the way, in the bay area as well. let's talk a little entertainment here you. cutting t cutting the cord and streaming? hbo announcing $14.95 a month for hbo max. that makes it the most expensive streaming service out there. $2 more than netflix and more than apple's price tag.
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hbo is banking on 10,000 hours of content, including the exclusive streaming rights of fan favorites "friends" making it the front-runner when it debuts next year. it's so exciting. the nation's top figure skaters will said back to sap center in san jose, this time for the 2021 u.s. championships. this is the third time in a decade the sap center will host the event. some of the stars to look forward, to 14-year-old alissa lu who trains in oakland. she made history when she became the youngest u.s. skater to land a triple axle. another spare the air alert has been issued for tomorrow. and yes, it is halloween tomorrow. the smoke from the wildfires area. there is some much of the regioe north bay specifically near windsor and santa rosa, conditions could be unhealthy, especially if you're sensitive to all that. so forhe a little heads up, depending on where you. for most of us should it be okay for trick or treating weather and breathing tomorrow night.
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>> i think so. just use common sense if you head outside. it's too much if you're coughing, your eyes are watery, you might not be a good idea. i don't want to say that but it all depends on the fire containment, if they continue to make headway tomorrow. >> wear a mask, go adds a doctor or nurse. >> you just saved halloween for everybody. get the scrubs as we bring you into that microclimate forecast. jessica always has good ideas. we are going to start off with the air quality. this is a live view from walnut creek, looking out here towards concord. off to the north. and obviously it's sunset. it's not extremely clear. that's some of the smoke particles in the atmosphere. i looked at some of the forecast 340dles before coming out here. there could be a little surge of that smoke in the north bay tomorrow. but once again, it all depends on that containment. we get more headway overnight, and that could change.
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just use common sense as you head out tomorrow. moderate air quality for the bay, east bay, and the south bay. we may actually get some of the smoke moving in from the southern california fires here through the south bay. it doesn't look really thick right now. but you also will have some hazy skies to contend with. as we head into the forecast, one thing i do want to let you know we have storm ranger. our mobile doppler radar. if we saw increased activity on the southern side of this fire tonight, we don't anticipate it, but if we did, storm ranger does a really great job of picking up ash plumes, and we would be able to show it on storm ranger. we've got that scanning right now. it did get gusty last night, up to 60 miles per hour. that wasn't a fluke. we had several hours with 50 to 60-mile-per-hour winds at the higher elevations. thankfully, that did calm down in the early morning hours, and firefighters certainly gained some ground on that fire. here is the new problem. we've got cold air move until. we can all handle this. frost advisory throughout the north bay with some isolated
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20s. primarily lots of low 30s. take the pets inside. cover the sensitive plants, and please be careful if you have any kind of space heater. we don't want fires to get sparked. tomorrow morning's forecast, upper 30s and low 40s. you need maybe something a little more than that light jacket. maybe a couple of layers. some sweater weather to start off on halloween. so feeling a little bit like fallout. right through the east bay, 38 to 45 in san francisco. and the coldest average in the north bay at 32. good news. by the afternoon, we get a rebound. numbers warming up a little bit more than we had today. so i have at 75 in downtown san jose. through the east bay, 76 in concord. 75 plus back to hayward, 72. peninsula, 76 in palo alto. daly city 70. 68 in the marina. 71 in the mission. and right through the north bay, not that windy. northwest wind at 6 miles per hour. 75 here in novato. what about the trick or
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treating? okay. you're heading out. watch out for the smoke as we mentioned. 63 at 7:00 p.m. and for your late trick-or-treaters, or any kind of holiday parties here, 55 once we head to 10:00 p.m. extended forecast has it dry in san francisco through the next seven days. upper 60s and low 70s through the weekend. inland valleys i have you in the 70s this weekend. but take note. a little bit of a -- what would you call it? a footnote here. yes. maybe some rainfall by november the 15th. we are still finding some confidence in that so rain. >> and we're hoping heene is nice for everyone tomorrow night. >> i like your idea. >>bs, doctors andnues. >> a 3m exactly. thanks, jeff. up next here at 6:00, remember these guys? the raiders. it will be their first game in oakland in seven weeks. we're going check in with the silver and black, next. ♪
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okay. it's kind of weird. they haven't played in oakland in more than a month. this weekend they're back. >> the raiders are back. the raiders return to the coliseum this sunday, and we're expecting good tailgating weather. here is anthony flores at team headquarters in alameda. >> reporter: it's been almost 50 days since the raiders heard the
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roar of the coliseum. >> we missed one another. so i can't wait to see our fans come running out of that tunnel. there is nothing like it. >> reporter: the raiders are returning home after playing five straight games away from oakland, beginning in week three with a road trip to minnesota. then they went to indianapolis. after that game, they flew across the pond to face the bears in london. when they returned, they had a bye in week six, then they flew to green bay. they ended the road trip with a heartbreaking loss in houston. they traveled nearly 19,000 miles. that's almost once around the world. >> it was tough, because they weren't close trips. it was a challenge. but it allowed our team to bond and spend some time together. we benefitted from it. and i really was proud of our guys the way they compete. >> reporter: the raiders went 2-3 during that stretch and are still in the hunt in the afc west. now they're going to face a detroit lions team that the raiders feel is much better than their record. >> their stats might say
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something. but they seen aaron rodgers and mahomes, and they've seen some of the top quarterbacks in football. so we'll have our hands full. >> we know we have a good football team. we just have to put it all together. and if we can do that, we feel very confident we can play with anybody. >> i hope it's raucous. >> oh, it's going to be rowdy. i know that. i think our fans miss us and we miss them. >> reporter: sunday's game will be the first of three in a row that the silver and black will play in the coliseum. in alameda, anthony flores, nbc bay area news. >> are you going to do it this year, go tohee and dress up? >> i should. >> your last opportunity. >> you're wearing black tonight. >> i need some silver paint. good night!
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