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>> nuns fire 40% contained. they expect full containment by friday. >> mandatory evacuations lifted in three more areas including calistoga and several schools reopened today for the first time since those fires. >> team coverage. >> we want to start with matt live in observingville where flames are inching closer to her in the iconic robert mundavi winery. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning. a lot of progress was made over the weekend. but as you can see above me in the hills above the robert mundavi winery that there is still a lot more work to be done. a lot more flames. this is the nuns fire. that town was once threatened and everyone was evacuated. yesterday that order was lifted and families were able to go back home. families return from shelters with donated food and water.
>> people with big hearts. >> we're happy to be safe. >> i have my mom's hat, my daughter's cat. i'm thankful we still -- there's a lot of people that aren't as fortunate. i'm happy to be going home. >> reporter: not everything is open. you can see the flames threatening the robert mundavi winery. this fire is 40% contained. cal fire will give us an update around 7:00 this morning. it is 6:01 on this monday, october 16. >> mike and natasha are off today. lisa, we can see the flames on the hillside and winds just shifting around. today more smoke. >> they're still offshore and very light. the good news is they're light and we are looking at the quick
warm-up. the smoke will be variable around the bay area due to the around the bay area due to the light winds today. smoke and hazy conditions into the east bay and even into the santa clara valley. after today, boy, things are really going to improve in terms of air quality. we are warmer from concord at 50 degrees but we're cool in the north bay. numbers once again will be in the upper 80s in the south bay and near 80 at the coast. >> metering lights on pretty early today. we do have our typical delays and a couple issues on westbound 80 just getting to this point. we'll talk more about those in a few minutes. westbound 580 tracy to dublin.
delays out of the central valley. southbound 101 if you are coming in from the north bay, no issues there, san rafael to san francisco in the green at 16 minutes. alexis, thank you. they may have turned the corner but the work for firefighters isn't over yet. >> abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield is live this morning. amy? >> reporter: jessica, i just got good news, the fire slowed down overnight so this is looking better. a glimpse over the weekend. a lot of smoke coming out of mt. hood and laying over kenwood. residents said they were watching it carefully but one man who told us he's staying here says he's lived here long enough to know it's not time to go. >> this time i think is
pointless. my wife is gone. it makes her nervous. it affects every one of us differently. >> reporter: sonoma was threatened over the weekend but cal fire says it's looking better and they're looking at lifting evacuation orders. they tell me specifics on where is being worked out now. we should have an update soon late they are morning. reporting live in kenwood, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. amy, thank you. the marin center exhibit hall in san rafael is no longer needed for evacuees. the hall closed its door after all the evacuees had left. serving as a shelter in marin county is the red cross center at the seminary of strawberry. officials say the shelter there does not need any donations or volunteers. the santa rosa fire department
is dispelling the rumor that escorted re-entry into the hard hit coffey park neighborhood is happening now. re-entry has not started yet and they are working as soon as it's safe to do so. it is safe to return and residents will be notified through nixle. text your zip code to 888777. pg&e officials expect to restore power to all in the fire zones by late today. the utility says since the fire started last sunday about 315,000 customers lost electric power, more than 92% have been since restored. about 22,000 customers still without power. gas service was impacted, about 42,000 lost that. 17,000 still remain without gas now.
pg&e can start the assessment and repair process. some schools closed are now reopening today including all marin county public schools, eight districts, san francisco state university, and cal state east bay and concord. more schools will reopen throughout the week. check out our abc 7 news app. at the live desk this morning two people including a child barely managed to escape a garage fire in san jose. firefighters arrive to this, finding a garage engulfed in flames and extending into the home on sonata way and serenade way. vehicles in the driveway also caught fire. no one was inside at the time. the occupants had gotten out just moments before. firefighters knocked down the flames in about 30 minutes. an adult and child who were displaced, as i mentioned, they
are being housed by those in the area. the cause is still under investigation right now. >> the progress being made on fires burning in lake and mendocino counties. plus, the reason recent air quality is sparking a protest today in the east bay. >> a look outside at 6:07. if you encounter a downed power line, you need to stay away from it. call 911. let our first responders come out and handle it. police and fire will respond as well as pg&e. pg&e will make the scene safe. ♪
good morning to you. we don't have the sea breeze today so that means a warm start with a light offshore flow. 63 in san francisco. 51 in oakland. 45 in gilroy. you thought it was warm yesterday, just as warm with about 80 there. today and tomorrow sunshine. 80 to 65 tomorrow. everyone is cooler around the bay. in our extended outlook featuring rain. i'll have that for you in a few minimum. >> start to go get busy, lisa.
you can see nobody is moving very quickly there and we do have a new two-car crash and that is blocking the left lane so that is just north of this interchange. we've had several issues. it looks like that's cleared to the shoulder and a disabled vehicle also cleared and then 580 still trying to clean up a roll over crash off on the shoulder. this morning it is all about respirator masks. activists wearing those masks will gather to demand action to protect vulnerable residents from the effects of toxic smoke inhalation due to the fires in the north bay. they will be marching to the california state building. >> new at 6:00, help on four wheels, how buses will be assisting fire evacuees. >> and the oakland a's stepping
up to the plate. how they are helping a young boy whose family lost their home in the fires. >> it is 6:11. here's a live look at oakville this morning where we are carefully watching the nuns fire. fire. containment continues to go but your body was made for better things than rheumatiod arthritis. before you and your rheumatost move to another treatment, ask if xeljanz xr is right for you. xeljanz xr is a once-daily pill for adults with moderate to severe ra for whom methotrexate did not work well. it can reduce pain, elling and further joint damage, even without methotrexate. xeljanz xran lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections, lymphoma and other cancers have happened. don'start xeljanz xr if you have an infection. tears in the stomach or intestines, low blood cell counts and higher liver tests and cholesterol leve have happened. your doctor should perform blood tests before you start and while taking xeljanz xr, and monitor certain liver tests.
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be rage and this is a live look at oakville outside the robert mundavi winery. this is part of nuns fire. there was some containment with the nuns fire overnight, but you can see those flames inching closer and closer to the mundavi winery. you can clearly see it from highway 29, the st. helena winery -- the highway with all the wineries right alongside and we will continue to keep an update on this throughout the morning and our newscast. i also want to get to new information for fire evacuations. free trips to the just opened local assistance center. it says the city of santa rosa will offer free direct roundtrip service this morning from the
three shelters that are open in the city. and they're going to be using and they're going to be using these buses. the finley center and the fair grounds. it is located at the old press democrat building. reggie, back to you. >> the city of santa rosa says if you live in this part of fountaingrove you need to continue boiling your water to make sure it's safe to drink. west of fountaingrove and south of mark west springs road. in oakmont a boil water in effect for white oak drive south of madeline court including madeline place. you need to boil your water. you need to boil your water. >> and now to lake county. >> that fire being blamed for
eight deaths. the redwood fire burned nearly 36,000 acres. containment reached 45%. an evacuation center has closed at ukiah high school and moved to mendocino college. now to lake county. battling the sulfur fire. all evacuation orders have been lifted. crews are continuing damage assessment right now, though. about 150 structures destroyed and law enforcement is having to patrol 24 hours a day just in case of any looting. >> there are those who will take advantage of those less fortunate. we will combat those problems. >> they're really trying to be vigilant. another fire east of clear lake oaks has burned 100 acres since it sparked early saturday morning. there were some mandatory evacuations with that one as well.
>> county officials hosted a town hall meeting last night. here is what they had to say about work that still needs to be done. >> power poles have to be replaced. all the signage on the roads need to be replaced. >> i think we're going to be okay. our enabled will not be the same for sure. there's a lot of changes. i think we're going to be good. >> health experts warn to you wear goggles, masks, gloves and long sleeves if you are handling debris. a church in romar park opening up starting today evacuees and first responders can get a free home cook meal at first spanish baptist church. that soup kitchen opens at noon. it'll serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the next month. the observing aakland a's ag a special surprise for a boy and his family. >> lauren is a huge fan of the
a's and had tons of memorabilia but it was all lost in last week's fires. >> he wrote a letter and if you read it at all it is heartbreaking. it went viral. abc 7 news alerted a's president abc 7 news alerted a's president who promised to help. >> my collection, my 17 jerseys and 10 hats. >> it breaks my heart he is not going to be back here screaming and yelling, the home runs that he hit over the fence to the neighbors. >> a's executives will meet late they are week and they plan to connect with the family to help them out. hopefully shower him with a's gear. >> that is a true blue fan. despite everything that has gone on all around him and his family he still has that baseball mitt going. >> that's what matters. >> the winds are light. they're offshore. that doesn't mean any cooling in the forecast. we're not going to get gusty
winds. the wind should switch around to more onshore component tomorrow and then the big changes begin. 63 in san francisco. 52 in san jose. 59 in half moon bay and a live look outside where win are 10 to 15 miles an hour. we're cool in the north bay. 50 in concord. ten degrees above average. the winds will be calm and may change direction from time to time, a light offshore flow but not strong enough like the past couple of days to blow the smoke offshore. more hazy conditions around the east bay as the winds are lighter today. you'll notice the winds by tomorrow are more onshore. 82 in san mateo. 84 in fremont as well as palo alto with 87 in napa.
by thursday, into the evening hours we're looking at a weather front to move on in bringing scattered showers. it lasts until early friday morning creating some slow roads for your morning commute. we will look for accumulating rain everywhere. we will with 0.1 to 0.2. calistoga could see 0.2. it all looks to be good news weatherwise. your accuweather seven-day forecast, very warm at the coast. the onshore flow with the sea breeze returns tomorrow and a cooler day on wednesday with rain thursday and friday. alexis keeping track of all the traffic problems this morning. >> yeah, we have quite a few to get to. i want to head back to the south bay. northbound 101. we have a two-car crash at brokaw road north of where this traffic camera is
and we have some delays building northbound through the san jose area. again, that far left lane blocked. we do have emergency crews on
the scene, but definitely heavy as you approach the area. the san mateo bridge is not looking heavy. that's because there's a crash just before you get to this point. and it's blocking the two right lanes. so four vehicles involved. we do have some injuries as well. and that is why we're only seeing a few vehicles coming through. that is definitely spilling over on to 880 as well here this morning. it's had its share of problems. a new crash near powell blocking one lane. you're up to 41 minutes. 15 across the bay bridge and southbound 101 heading to the airport, no delays there. in the green at nine minutes. >> alexis, thank you. an update on a little cat that somehow survived
the north bay wildfires is up next. plus, a new look at the moments after the fire started moments after the fire started
it is 6:25. a live look in oakville outside the robert mundavi winery we've been telling you about containment and it's true. a lot of containment over the weekend and into today. we expect more but that does not mean everybody is in the clear. as you can see it is getting pretty close now to the mundavi winery. we'll continue to watch this throughout the morning.
meanwhile, back a few hours, sky 7 used its sky map 7 feature to look at the smoke over st. helena just past 6:00 last night and you can see there the silverado trail north and a lot of residential streets near the town. the smoke from the fire in the hills near hood mountain regional park and sugarloaf was drifting over the town. >> we told but the coffey park neighborhood and here is a look at what firefighters experience when they first got there. this video comes from petaluma fire department's engine 9384. the department says the engine company was eventually pushed out and overrun by fire. they were able to protect and save more than 20 homes. as you know many more than that were destroyed. >> it is tough to see that video. we do have something that hopefully will make you smile. it's an update on how a cat is doing that survived one of those north bay takes. >> take a look at milo doing pretty well all things considered. the sonoma county sheriff's
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thanks for joining us. it is monday, october 16th. >> you're waking up to more containment of the fires. we'll talk about that in a second. mike and natasha have the day off. alexis is here following traffic and lisa. the winds will be a little bit lighter. right now they're 10 to 20 miles an hour. they will dial back. poor air quality north land and the santa clara valley. tomorrow in the north bay but the return to a sea breeze everyone else will improve air quality quickly. 48 in sunnyvale. 53 in san carlos. on the coast some milder numbers and that's due to the wind component. looking at the temperatures near 80. looking at numbers, 80s at our coast, san francisco, upper 80s in san jose. so it's going to be a warm day today. the warmest day of the week, but we'll look for the sea breeze to cool us off tomorrow. rain in the seven-day outlook.
alexis? a look at the roads. we do have a handful of problems working on the roads. we are looking at flashing lights. i do have a two-car crash reported. you're definitely jammed about 45 minutes between highway 4 and getting you up to the maze. a quick check of san mateo bridge, a crash just before you get to the toll plaza westbound 92. you're jammed back to 880. we'll talk about the closures. >> and speaking of the north bay the fire still raging this morning. containment, however, is growing. >> the nuns fire in sonoma county is now at 40% containment. that fire has burned more than 48,000 acres. >> cal fire reports increased containment on the fires and lake in mendocino counties.
the tubbs fire is 60% contained and 65% containment for the atlas fire. firefighters in the north bay now moving closer to the robert mundavi winery. >> it's in oakville nestled between two of the massive fires tearing through napa county where we find matt keller. matt, what's the latest? >> reporter: good morning. we've been watching this fire for about two hires now creep slowly down the hillside above the robert mundavi winery. cal fire says it is spreading at a moderate rate. more than 48,000 acres, still a lot of evacuations took place and a lot of road closures. >> i drove up here to see the winery where i work. it's very emotional.
everyone there is so concerned. the e-mails have been flying with co-workers and our bosses checking on us making sure everyone is safe. >> reporter: now there's still a long list of evacuations and road closures, some have been lifted but firefighters warn conditions are subject to change at a moment's notice and a big, you even when you're allowed back in watch out for electrical wires on the ground. always assume they're live. when we see daylight we'll see air drops with aircraft coming trying to stop the spread of the flames here from the nuns fire above highway 29 and the robert mundavi winery. matt keller, abc 7 news. matt, thank you. in sonoma, lark field, back home this morning. that's good news. road closures could change. crews were working to remove brush and debris from the roads. the county of sonoma -- the sonoma county website has an updated list. we have a list on our website abc7news.com.
be aware of safety precautions when you go home. >> yes, be careful. wear sturdy shoes as you step over any possible debris. be mindful of hazardous chemicals as a result of any plastic and metals that may have burned, and before you turn your propane tanks back on inspect them for visible damage because failure to do so could start another fire. >> and if you did lose power, don't turn your electricity back on unless all your appliances on unless all your appliances are turned off first. wear gloves and safety glasses. be sure to clean and sanitize anything that's come in contact with ash. >> learning more about the 2 of the 22 people killed by the fire in sonoma county. 82-year-old dr. carmen colleen mcreynolds had practiced medicine in santa rosa for many, many years. sheriff's deputies say she did make it into her car but was
unable to escape her burning garage. and here's a picture of 71-year-old daniel southard killed when the fire struck one week ago and his son describes his dad as being my best friend. derrick says he will miss his father every single day. fire officials say they're also fighting rumors that undocumented immigrants will be rounded up at evacuation centers but they say that's not true. spanish speaking victims are not getting help out of fear they could be deported and say it's possible the missing person's list is a lot longer than it should be because they're afraid to speak up. >> some are traveling farther away to the coast, sleeping in their cars with their children. we need them to not be afra >> we cannot stress this enough, there is no immigration status
check when you go to an assistance center or an evacuation shelter. you will get help no questions asked. >> cal fire is thanking everyone. they shared this picture on twitter that shows 17 states plus help from australia offering mutual aid to assist in the firefighting efforts. in total cal fire says 266 fire engines and 79 fire crews came to california to help put out those flames. a grass fire caused concern in novato on sunday. abc 7 news was at romar court and 4th street as firefighters attacked the flames. no homes were damaged but were threatened. some residents had to evacuate for a short time. the marin county fire chief says the bay area can't afford to have another big fire. >> we put a big hit on it early and novato fire did a fantastic job, jumped on this thing very quickly, provided additional resources for many agencies in marin county.
>> about fire acres burned but there were no injuries. that cause is still under investigation. >> now a live desk update. >> from abc 7 mornings. at the live des this being morning pg&e right now working to clear some downed power lines in napa after a car crashed into a power pole between stadium avenue and industrial way. a big rig was trying to avoid the wires as it backed away from the area of the crash and even more wires got stuck on top of the big rig. more wires were pulled down. it was a huge mess. but because of the help that pg&e is providing in napa for the wildfires, crews were able to respond very quickly and luckily no one was seriously hurt. at last check the area is still blocked off. >> now your accuweather forecast with lisa argen. good morning to you. we are waking up to some temperatures that are more warmer than average due to yesterday's heat. the offshore flow continues. we do have lighter winds out there.
that will work in our favor in terms of not drying out the atmosphere too much more. we need to switch around and it will do that tomorrow. 44 in gilroy. winds 10 to 20 miles an hour right now, but those will decrease as well. 50 in concord. 43 in santa rosa. so winds are still offshore but they're light. as we go through the afternoon you'll notice anything from about five miles an hour to calm as we go into tomorrow and then the big factor will be the sea breeze, the higher humidity that brings that in tomorrow. today, though, little change with the numbers. 80 in the city as well as half moon bay. 88 in san jose and 87 in santa rosa. look what happens as we get into thursday. some showers arrived. they're going to last until the friday morning commute. everyone will get their heads wet. in fact, the most rain is forecasted to fall in the north bay. so anywhere from a tenth to
we are looking at some much, much better weather after today because today, once again, we're well above average. pretty warm out there. alexis has the details on a busy monday. >> yeah, it sure is. part of that, lisa, is the continuing road closures that we have in the north bay. so taking you up to 101 in santa rosa, a lot of those on and off ramps closed there from the inner state hopper, bicentennial, mendocino. any way to get between, there really isn't. they lifted evacuation orders yesterday afternoon for calistoga residents only. mark west springs to petrified forest as far as i can tell is still closed. the only routes from the south where silverado trail and, yes, they will be checking i.d.s. it's tough to navigate. as soon as we get any new updates i will certainly pass those along to you. not looking great here in the south bay. northbound 101 at 880.
a crash njust north of us. that is around brokaw road. we have a backup that is pretty solid down to the 280/80 split. northbound 880, 238 to the maze in the green at 15. northbound 101 highway 85 to the san jose airport due to that crash at brokaw. you're in the red at 39 minutes. trending on social media this morning, the #metoo. people who have been sexually assaulted are sharing their stories on twitter to show how widespread the problem is. actress alyssa milano said if all the people wrote me too as a status we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem. the movement started in response to the harvey weinstein scandal, accused by several women of
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we're going to [ bleep ] die, dude! we have to get out of here. [ bleep ] >> we shouldn't be driving into this gorge. [ bleep ] this could catch on fire. the road's on fire. there's something right in front of us. a gate. push through, dude. push through that [ bleep ] gate. we cannot guy. get through that. >> i honestly don't know how they held on to the phone this whole time. they're roommates from the small community of lomarica northeast of marysville in yuba county. they made this escape as the cascade fire was closing in on top of them. one of the men saying this was the scariest three minutes of his life. >> no doubt. it is difficult to watch. we also want to get to some breaking news now. this is a live look at oakville just outside the robert mundavi
winery, the building on the lower half of the screen and you see the flames shooting up from the hillside along the st. helena highway. so many of us have driven through there visiting the wineries. you see the fires, the flames getting closer and closer. we believe this is the nuns fire, but the winery itself situated between two fires that are still currently burning. we are watching this closely for you and we will have updates thrughout the day. okay, sky map 7 on sky 7 giving us a look at where exactly part of the nuns fire was burning around 6:00 last night so you have a better idea here of exactly where that is. you can see some streets, highways, local landmarks and you can see pytheon road in a remote area near hood mountain regional park and sugarloaf ridge at the sonoma and napa county lines. flames shooting high into the sky and all of this smoke. >> it is 6:45 and our team
coverage on the north bay fires continues this morning with a new update from cal fire. >> abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield is joining us live from kenwood with some good news for sonoma valley residents. hi, amy. >> reporter: good morning, jessica. i just got briefed by cal fire and, yes, they do have some good news for the sonoma valley. >> one of the best things that happened we had an inversion layer that brought some additional moisture, relative humidity that helps us out. that allows us to get some ground resources right in on top of it to do a direct attack. and also additional backfiring operation which actually additional acreage but what it does, it allows us to be able to have our containment line secured and we can call that cold is what we like to say. >> reporter: so great progress overnight. there was a lot of smoke over the weekend in this area coming off mt. hood. this did have some people here in the sonoma valley a bit
nervous but cal fire says now things are looking better. they feel they have turned the corner and are looking at possibly lifting some evacuation orders. they're still working out the specifics on that. so that is still tba but we will, of course, keep you posted. reporting live in kenwood, amy hollyfield, abc 7 news. >> amy, thank you. good news there. more good news we are hearing about an incredible story of survival at a vineyard in napa last sunday night and we want to show you this cell phone video. it's what ed snyder describes as a ring of fire closing in on him and about 100 other people trapped at the top of soda canyon road. >> snyder is the owner of a winery and was at a vineyard with his crew when they all saw the flames so they raced down the hills, alerted neighbors alodge t along the way. they were told the only way to do is lay it out on the ground and hope the fire would go above them.
fortunately two chp helicopters came at the right time and rescued everyone off the burning mountain. >> at one point he lost elevation and went down into the flames and he actually shot forward through the flames and went out going right, going left, going in a full circle. >> chp made several trips until they got everybody safely evacuated. amazing. >> wow, it gives me chills. in your money report as survivors of the north bay fires move into recovery mode, they do need help financially to get back on their feet. >> and so to help do that an assistance center open at 9:00 in santa rosa. the center first opened in the old "press democrat" building. a lot of people showed up. a two-hour line to get help from local, state, and federal agencies. to limit, of course, on how long it will take to rebuild. >> keep in mind everyone's situation is different so everyone's timetable will be
different. >> it can help with everything from replacing a driver's license to housing, even child care open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for at least the next two weeks. more information about that center and how you can register for disaster relief on our abc 7 news app and at abc7news.com. an assistance center will open in napa today open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. today through friday at the napa county health and human services building on napa valley corporate drive and the center will be open from 10:00 to 5:00 on saturday and sunday. >> and when our neighbors are in need abc 7 shows up this week. michael finney and 7 on your side will be at north bay evacuation centers helping people affected by the wildfires. so come see them tomorrow at the veterans memorial building in santa rosa. for a list of all the locations go to the website abc7news.com/7 on your side. >> so important to get some of those questions answered as questions about the weather remain. how will that help firefighters? hi, lisa.
hi there, jessica and reggie. an increase in relative humidity with the rain that's on the way. today 73% right now in santa rosa. a little bit of fog offshore but the flow is offshore. and so that will continue to allow for the relative humidity to drop today, but today is the warmest day. the winds will be light and a big pattern change arrives by the middle of the week. a couple systems coming together to bring rain from thursday to friday and that will significantly increase the humidity. 61 right now in the city. 43 in santa rosa. air quality remains poor today in the north bay, the east bay and the south bay. as we get to an onshore push tomorrow that increases our relative humidity and allows for temperatures to come down at the coast. by wednesday and thursday getting back to more average readings. today the warmest day of the week with 80 san francisco, over in oakland at the coast, upper 80s again. so very little change from the north bay to the south bay. you're well into the 80s yesterday in santa cruz but today you will be a little bit cooler so the rain moves in
early in the north bay. by the morning hours. and then it slips south. so everyone will see rain. into your friday morning commute and then it pushes out in time for the weekend and by the morning hours and the late afternoon hours we could pick up 0.2 in clover dale. the same in santa rosa. so that's good news. the rest of the bay area not as much but it looks like everyone will be getting wet. your accuweather seven-day forecast we're warm today with that light offshore flow. slightly cooler tomorrow. and then back to affect on wednesday. the rain arrives thursday and friday. good morning, alexis. good morning. we have a lot of issues on the roads this morning, definitely feeling like a monday. i want to take to you westbound 92 just before you get out on the water for the san mateo bridge. turned out to be a three-car crash blocking the two right lanes. all three vehicles need a tow truck. that is really jamming you up. on to 880 and i'm hearing we
have a couple separate, more minor crashes near a street in that area around 92 as well. so a slow crawl. and we just got word we have a sig alert issued for westbound 80 near powell as you come through the emeryville area. te two right lanes blocked due to two separate crashes so very heavy as you try to make your way to the toll plaza. good news in the north bay as far as mass transit is concerned, smart train back on a regular schedule. free service through wednesday. golden gate transit, regular schedule resumes today. sonoma is back to regular fares today. update on the story we've been following all morning long, an oil worker missing right now and at least seven people hurt after an oil rig explosion in a louisiana lake and we have just learned that the u.s. coast guard has been called in to help look for that missing worker. no deaths have been reported. all of this happening near lake pontchartrain right near new
orleans and the explosion was reportedly heard by a lot of people. they heard> a loud explosion an saw an explosion and cloud of smoke. investigators are looking into reports of cleaning chemicals on the rig that may have triggered the blast and one more update for you. they say the drinking water in that area is actually okay that area is actually okay because it comes from a ♪ ♪ hi! leaving a career to follow a calling takes courage. a personalized financial strategy can give you confidence to take the next step. hi guys! aw yeah! see how access to j.p. morgan investment expertise can help you. chase. make more of what's yours. chase. ♪ that one. this.
here are the seven things you need to know before you go. a live look from the robert mundavi wineryn oakville. the nuns fire still burning above that. some good news, though, containment is growing. the 48,000 acre fire is now 40% contained. and this just in. the atlas fire in napa and solano counties is now 68% contained. >> number two, some good news out of sonoma county. fire officials told abc 7 news reporter amy hollyfield moments ago evacuation orders may soon be lifted. favorable weather conditions are helping fire crews. >> people are anxious to get back into their homes. a steady line of drivers in calistoga since the evacuation from the tubbs fire was lifted yesterday. number four, despite our offshore flow and our warm day today, the winds are light here in the north bay. so they won't be causing much of a problem and then rain arrives at the end of the week. number five, power lines came down in napa after a car crashed into a power pole.
some wires came down when a big rig crashed, too. pg&e crews were there quickly because of the wildfires burning. number six, a little bit of good news. a crash at brokaw has cleared but we have some long delays all the way back down into south san jose. and number seven, former 49ers quarterback colin kaepernick filed a grievance against nfl owners for collusion. thanks for watching today. updates in 25 minutes. >> have a great day. this is a mandatory evacuation order. leave your homes. >> hundreds of firefighters remain on the front lines working more than 24 hours straight. winds were blowing 30, 40 miles an hour. and we were just trying to stay ahead of it and do the best we could. >> we're still critically low on resources. we have a job to do and we're going to make sure we get it done.
good morning, america. breaking news as we come on the air, search for survivors. an oil rig exploding near new orleans overnight with crew members on board. the rush to escape and the coast guard on the scene trying to find the missing. what may have caused the blast and the concerns right now about what could be leaking into the water. the urgent manhunt for two violent inmates on the run this morning. >> proceed with caution. >> surveillance cameras capture them after their escape from a missouri jail. authorities now warning they could be armed and dangerous, a community on edge this morning. an abc news exclusive. army sergeant bowe bergdahl speaking to cameras for the first time after spending five years in a cage as a taliban prisoner. >> the people who