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acres. the smoke is the main source of the smoke that people are experiencing across the bay area. let's go ahead and get a look at that sky camera at work. you'll see from emeryville how much this visibility is currently impaired down to several hundred feet and some of those hills. from san brno mountain, looking hazy. you can see over the next 12 to 18 hours what we are expecting. moderate levels for the south bay and north bay as well. we're going to wrap up this wind story. we'll let know you when things will clear out. a hot weekend on the way. some showers that will improve
our fire conditions in that seven-day forecast. >> it's pretty incredible all the fire in the east bay. there's a fire that we're going to get to in sin city in just a bit. >> reporter: i don't know if you can see it, but can smell it. it is still smoky in this area. fire crews are still along 780 making sure all the hot spots are out. the fire started on the freeway near the east fifth street exit. the flames started moving quickly, getting dangerously close to apartments on east oak street. this started 2.5 hours ago just when fires started heating up on highway 12. he saw it when it all started.
>> we looked to the left. there was a tiny fire there. we pulled over real quick. by the time i called 911, that thing was right up in flames. >> reporter: now, as you can see, fire crews are starting to wrap it up here, but they're standing by making sure all the hot spots are out. all these fires wreaking havoc on air quality. >> thank you. we have this to pass along to you. the fire in sasoon city threatening cattle. ranchers were able to herd the cattle into the next pin over. helicopters were dropping fire
near the cows. the cows are okay. we have jody hernandez on site with the update on this fire. are you with us? >> i'm here. that is right. the good news tonight is this fire about 70% contained. the bad news, it has grown to more than 1,000 acres. this is exactly what firefighters have been fearing during this red flag warning. all it took was just a spark to get this wind whipping. this fire turned into an eight-alarm fire. there are a lot of cattle out here. some ranch homes. there are some hunting clubs. we are told a half dozen homes remain threatened at this hour. there are dozens and dozens of firefighters out here that are attacking this fire from the
ground and from the air. we've been watching helicopter drops all afternoon. this fire is now about 70% contained. this fire started just after noon, right off of highway 12. it's unclear what started it. perhaps a spark from a car driving by, but again, it took off very, very quickly. whipped by winds that were blowing up to 40 miles an hour. the county has every available resource out here. they have called for mutual aid. they are taking this very seriously. right now, about a half dozen homes remain threatened. at some point, there were some school children that had to be evacuated. they were taking a field trip
near the ranch area. everybody was okay. certainly nerves rattled. we have seen homeowners and ranch owners come by worried about their neighbors, everybody on edge. firefighters do appear to be getting a handle on it. it is 70% contained right now. they hope to have full containment by the time it gets dark. a lot of folks out here battling this fast moving fire. we're going to send it back to you. >> it is causing some air quality concerns. officials have warned people to stay indoors or recirculate their air-conditioning. strong winds spread this brush fire in livermore. it happened near high land and manning road. about an hour and a half later, it was contained. there were no structures
damaged. happening now, there are a lot of people smiling in oakland. not while their stuck in traffic, but as soon as they get in coliseum. it is baseball playoffs for the a's. a live look at 880. looks pretty smooth at this hour. 50,000 fans heading into the sold out game. it's game one of the playoffs, a's and tigers at about 6:30 tonight. this was a big day for the athletics, not just on the field, but in the courtroom. >> reporter: that's right. they've been tossing around a notion for years, this notion of the oakland a's moving to the south bay. it's something that has been brought up and is quite prevalent now that the a's are in the spotlight. you can see fans arriving here at oakland coliseum. the a's have made it to the postseason. the game is expected to get
underway just after 6:30. fans are ready and this time they want to go all the way. oakland a's fans are hoping the team will capitalize on its home crowd advantage. >> it is totally awesome. it's giving me chills down my spine. >> reporter: as fans get ready to cheer on their team, 40 miles away another showdown is on. >> why don't they have a right to a baseball club? >> reporter: this city has been vying for the team to move south. in district court today, the mlb and san jose battled over the issue, in particular the league's anti-trust position. >> football couldn't do it. hockey couldn't do it. there's no support in this nation that has an exemption
from anti-trust laws. >> i would like to see them have a nice stadium. if they have to move to do that, that's fan. it's really run down. >> you don't want to see them move? >> no. >> it's old, but we're due for a new one. >> reporter: the judge is expected to issue a decision in the case in a month. the game starts at 6:30, an hour and a half from now. >> a lot of excitement. new at 5:00, a car sailed into a bar in sunnyvale today. it is on wildwood avenue. as you can see, this toyota camera plowed through the building. damage is still being tallied. >> a pregnant woman crashed her
car today and none of her four children were wearing seat belts or in car seats. the mom lost control of the small pickup truck, hit a parked car, and flipped her truck. all five of the passengers were taken to stanford medical center. this was a picture of the accident. the mom and her 17-year-old son has small cuts. the other children, ages 6, 5, and 1 were not hurt. they were not wearing seat belts or none of them were in car seats. the mother could face charges for driving without a license and endangering her children. federal police are saying she believed the president was communicating with her. the woman is mere yam car ree. she got into her car in connecticut with her 1-year-old daughter and went to d.c.
police chased her to capitol hill where they shot and killed her. her baby is okay. police have been interviewed her family about her mental condition. her state has been getting progressively worse in the last few months. lawmakers found common ground on one budget issue today. u.s. capitol police will get back pay. many of the police officers who sprung into action yesterday were on the clock, but weren't being paid because of the shutdown. today republicans and democrats promised to make sure u.s. capitol police get back pay. aside from that, lawmakers aren't closer to any sort of overall agreement. >> this isn't some damn game. the american people don't want their government shut down and neither do i. all we're asking for is to sit down and have a discussion. >> i'm happy to have
negotiations with the republicans, speaker boehner, on a whole range of issues, but we can't do it with a gun held to the head of the american people. >> you see president obama there. he was a local sandwich shop in washington, d.c. the shutdown is on day four. still ahead, it's barrelling down south from louisiana to florida. people are preparing. we'll show you what's to come. >> ripped off. what thieves took from a girl's softball league that has the local community fuming. >> we need your help solving a crime. the video that holds clues to a violent assault. >> several fires around the bay area, this one in sasoon city. 70% contained. you see this folk in the area and it's coming into the east bay and across the bay into san francisco. we're back in a moment.
we have some new video police in san pablo want you to see. suspects in a brutal beating of a 46-year-old man. the three suspects are grouped together on the left side of your screen. the men, a white shirt and a striped shirt. the attack happened on september 8th. the victim was so badly hurt that he is still in serious condition. a man dubbed the online drug lord appeared in a san francisco courtroom today. he is the master mind behind silk row. the secret website sold everything from heroin, to lsd to marijuana. he's facing charges of drug
trafficking, money laundering, and hiring a hit man to kill one of his past employees. frustration and anger in the south bay tonight. the store sheds were full of gear yesterday. they are stripped of valuable items. the sheriff's department is on the case, but organizers and parents worry about breaking the news to the players on the teams. they range from ages 5 to 18 years old. >> i'm sad. it upsets me as a coach. we have a lot of people who put a lot of time and money and effort into this league. it's not okay. >> she's hoping the burglars will realize they have stolen
from kids and will bring the items back. we have some good news to report on the bart negotiations. the unions came down a bit on their base pay. pay increases don't have to go up by 20%. but bart is staying firm about increasing pay 10% over four years. governor jerry brown's cooling off period next thursday. the employees could walk off the job by next friday. communities through louisiana and the florida panhandle are preparing for strong winds and rains. tropical storm karen is closing in. >> you're absolutely right. >> reporter: in those areas you
described, the time for preparation beginning to run out. there are signs of the approaching storm from louisiana through the florida panhandle right now. warning flags and sand bags and the last minute rush by crews to secure whatever they can. >> these things have minds of their own. >> reporter: we have obtained this copy of fema's daily operations briefing. with only 19% of his permanent work force is available for deployment due to the government shutdown. >> the furlough and the concerns in washington right now are going to have no impact on our ability to put federal and state
and local officials on the ground. >> reporter: tracy walker and her family had been looking forward to their trip for the beach. >> it's the perfect weekend to come to the beach. free of hurricane worries because it is october. we booked it up months ago. >> reporter: but karen has turned their long weekend into a kick day of sand and surf. >> not to have the kids be in danger, we're going to leave tomorrow. >> reporter: the waves and clouds building as the storm moves in. if karen continues on the same path its on right now, this area could take one of the most severe hits. forecasters say the storm should make landfall crossing the shoreline in this area sometime late saturday or early sunday morning. that is the latest live here from florida.
i'm jay gray. back to you. >> thank you. our concerns here, the hot weather, dry temps, and high winds. lots of fire danger. >> certainly. none of this tropical moisture going to make it close to us. back here at home, it's been that fire danger. red flag fire warning staying in effect until tomorrow morning for those hills up to 1,000 feet. we have tracked three fires at 200 acres and/or larger. one yesterday and one last night and the one right now that is spreading the most smoke southeast of fairfield. we take you in closer to this. you can see that humidity at 15
to 20%. some of the worst in terms of the wind direction and humidity for firefighters. this may grow this fire to the southeast of fairfield through tonight. improving wind conditions coming our way. that smoke is impacting oakland, san francisco, and a good section of the bay. let's take you to live chopper video. they're continuing to battle these embers. they blow to another location and keep this fire spreading. even though we don't have a lot of trees in this location, it is a very tough fight for these firefighters. the next six to eight hours will be the most crucial hours to keep this from spreading to any homes nearby. embers have been known to pick up and travel 15 to 20 miles. it's been a tough year for
firefighters so far. that smoke is visible with air quality advisories into effect. here's a look from emeryville towards oakland. what you'll see here is haze back towards the hill. not too thick in downtown, but you can smell it out there in the air. temperatures in the mid 80s for the most part. saturday, it is going to be warming up in the south bay and east bay. 85 in dublin. 73 in pacifica. 75 in san francisco. let's get a look at the wind. what can we expect with this? better news for tomorrow. as we head throughout saturday, 10 to 15 miles per hour. it will be fair at the coastline. these fire winds will be subsiding as we head throughout saturday night and also sunday. isolated showers as we head
even google has trouble keeping up with technology. the city of mountainview is replacing the free wi-fi service saying it no longer works. google is head quartered in mountain view. it got a lot of publicity for mounting those nodes for free. the city leaders are tired of complaints that the wi-fi doesn't always work, especially in the public library. in health matters tonight, a simple daily are yroutine may r the risk of breast cancer. women who went out for a daily walk had a 14% lower risk of breast cancer.
strictly bluegrass festival. it's happening in golden gate park today. more than 80 bands will play on six stages over the next three days. >> if you look at the words, hardly, strictly, bluegrass, he meant it to be a music that crosses all genres and lines. >> you saw hammer. amy lou harris and bonnie ray. >> an update on our breaking news before we go. this is sasoon city where 1,000
acres have burned this afternoon. the fire is 70% contained. one structure is burned. we'll have an update at 6:00. hope to see you then. e government shutdown is really hitting home now for a lot of american families who are just trying to put food on the table. what really happened that set off that big scare and fatal shooting on capitol hill, and what we have learned so far about the woman behind the wheel. state of emergency along the gulf coast as a bistorm closes in. evacuations tonight in parts of louisiana. nbc news exclusive. elizabeth smart talks with meredith vieira. a decade after her kidnapping ordeal, she finally talks about why she didn't run when it looked like she had the chance. and master class. how the great tony bennett is putting his money where his heart is. "nightly news" begins now.