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>> from the bay area's local news station. you're watching kron. 4 news at 6. >> there was smoke year around. this is like ashley's phones. that's really why we decided leave or like this is not healthy. now it's 6 for monitoring the oak fire that's burning near yosemite national park. right now. flames exploded over the weekend. >> it's grown to more than 17,000 acres making it the largest wildfire we've seen so far this season at last check. containment is at just 10%. evacuation orders are in place for several nearby areas, forcing more than 6,000 people to leave their homes. thanks for joining us for kron. 4 news at 6. i'm ken wayne. i'm justine waldman in for pam moore. tonight, the oak fire is burning in mariposa county
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off highway one 40 near midpines in the flames. >> about 10 miles away from the yosemite park entrance that is off highway one, 40. the fire has destroyed at least 7 structures and the flames are threatening another 2000 structures. cal fire said today that the fire activity is not as extreme as it has been in previous stace conference. rob nesbitt, talk to hiker who evacuated over the weekend. he joins us now in the studio with the latest on that fire. the big one guy, 16,000 acres. 2500 firefighters. cal fire says that this is fuel in terrain. driven intense smoke is impacting air quality throughout the area as a group of hikers found out this weekend. >> since igniting friday afternoon in the sierra nevada foothills. the oak fire has exploded in size and displayed unprecedented behavior. the worst 2 days of smoke i've ever seen or been a part of for sure. greg monday and 11 friends left from san francisco thursday to have a hiking weekend at yosemite national park. but the oak
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fire change their plans. they went from seeing black smoke in the distance friday to being surrounded by an orange clouds saturday morning. every. >> our economy close and closer and like on our hike down, we could see ash falling on us, decided to leave a spokesperson for the parks as yosemite remains open and most facilities operational closer to the fire. thousands had to pack up and leave their homes and mariposa county. i hope i haven't lost a house where governor newsom proclaimed a state of emergency over the weekend. we have to >> make those evacuation notices and have those folks evacuate their homes as soon as we're fortunate to have a huge cooperation. hector vasquez with the fresno fire department says winds were favorable monday for the 2500 people working to put out the fire. >> dealing with steep rocky terrain and intense flames of fire that burns with this intensity creates to create its own weather. also as monday and his friends experienced firsthand the checks, the air quality to i indexes like 3.15. i want to say. extremely high. at, which is u-
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>> field fires currently moving towards the ferguson fire, burn scars in the northeast side. cal fire says it's important to create a family disasters plan for situations like this. they recommend having meeting locations and several evacuation routes mapped out in case of road closures. reporting live in studio. i'm rob nesbitt kron 4 news. rob, thank you. we also have an eye on the washburn fire. that's also burning in yosemite. it's burned more than 4800 acres and it's 87% contained. the good news is fire. officials say they have it surrounded and the fire is expected to burn itself out the forest service says they think that fire was human caused, but they didn't have details on that because of all the smoke, the bay area, air quality management district has issued an air quality advisory that runs through wednesday. smoke from the oak fire is now making its way to our area. >> this is video from pleasanton where people could see a haze in the distance as the smoke starts to move west,
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the bay area air quality management district is reminding people to take basic precautions. if you do smell smoke. if you smell smoke, you're likely breathing smoke and wildfire. smoke is really harmful to our health. so if you can smell it in the air. >> the best thing you can do to protect your health is to head inside and keep your windows and doors closed. if it's not too hot to do so you can also set the ac units in your car and your home to recirculate to avoid pulling in that smoky air from outside. >> the air quality management district has not issued a spare the air alerts. that's because if you look outside right now, we're in pretty good shape warrants. yeah, i mean, it's going make for beautiful sunset, but it's about 6,000 feet. so it's well well above. that means it's a loft and that means not down the service. we're breathing so that's the good news air quality sensors all around the bay area. they are all in green right now and looking good. can't say the same thing as you make your way to the central valley and the fire there into some of the you can see the smoke from that fire has really piled its way into
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some of the valley. so just a terrible, a circumstance developing there, some the worst air quality on our sensor showing up there right now in and around that area between hard get the force meadows and get the mayor pose coulterville and you're seeing some of that smoke in those areas all the way up in the tall area. so it all depends on the winds and those winds switch throughout the day. right now, they're getting more that sea breeze. and that's what's keeping our skies nice and clear. but it is blowing that smoke to the east up in 70 valley right now, a forecast for the bay area tomorrow good air quality, not expecting that smoke to mix to the ground. in fact, here's the latest on the fire. you can see the smoke billowing from there. and then all of a sudden you start to see a couple clouds move in that some of that monsoonal moisture coming in. that monsoon is already sparking some thunderstorms over the sierra nevada. we're going to be watching that for the possibility. starting more fires up in the high country. guys, back to you. thank you, lawrence. other big story we're following tonight. san francisco school board member and shoe is facing more backlash after making. >> racially insensitive comments last week. san francisco branch of the naacp
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has now joined those who are calling on shoe to step down. but she does not plan on resigning, least for now. our grant lotus joins us now live with the latest. he is live for us now in the newsroom. good evening, grant. good evening. just seen and can. yes, she's defiantly staying put. well, members of the san francisco naacp voted unanimously last night called for and shoes resignation after the group's executive board met with her last week. the controversy started with 2 writing comments in a parents action questionnaire that implied black and brown students to not perform as well as others because of a lack of family support. the naacp says she's comments are not only racist but show there is a profound disconnect between her in the black community. >> very much. that's very much. that you manage it of african americans.
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>> at least 2 city supervisors have called for shooter resign as well as the san francisco latin x democratic club, hsu issued a new statement today. she said, quote, i have apologized. i've acknowledged that what i said was wrong and i have clarified what i wanted to say on the subject. hsu is new to the san francisco school board. mayor london breed appointed her to be one of 3 replacements on the board back in february after board members were recalled tonight and shoe remains on the board will keep you posted. can in just back to you. thank you. grant happening tomorrow, the san francisco board of supervisors will hold a meeting to discuss if police officers should be allowed to use live stream private security cameras for their investigations. >> sfpd proposal would allow law enforcement to gain access to devices used by homeowners and businesses, including doorbell cameras and shopping centers. surveillance cameras. police chief bill scott says
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he believes these non sity own cameras could help patrol officers since department is short staffed. it would not be a blanket authorization to take over private systems. chief scott says live video would be sought only during specific police operations are arranged with prior approval. but opponents call it police overreach. this proposal could be adopted by other cities and police departments across the country. we'll bring you the latest on that meeting tomorrow here on kron. 4 news. >> in the north bay, the marin county sheriff's office has identified the man killed in a shooting in marin city. investigators say they found michael r arthur rogers, the second from oakland dead inside of a car with gunshot wounds. this happened near cole drive at golden gate village over the weekend. witnesses say that rogers was visiting his mother when someone shot him. 2 others were injured and they are expected to survive. deputies did recover a gun and a person of interest has been identified but no arrests have been made.
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>> now to our coronavirus coverage 2 weeks ago, there were discussions at the federal level to make a second covid-19 booster shot available to people under the age of 50. >> but that plan may be changing. now. kron four's dan kerman reports one of the leading voices in the fight against covid-19 doctor bob wachter is hoping that the fed's reconsider and stick with that first idea. >> within the last few weeks there was talk second boosters for covid-19 would be opened up to those under age 50. but now there are reports federal health officials may be wavering in hopes pfizer and moderna. we'll have a new ba 5 specific booster ready to go in late september. i think the timelines more likely to slip the not because it's going take some time to formulate vaccine, getting approved and get it out there. doctor bob wachter chairs, ucsf department of medicine. he says not only is that late september rollout date unlikely, but even if the new boosters are ready, those under 50 will have to wait. another couple of months until older americans get it,
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meaning additional months of vulnerability. there's a lot of infections out there. the people are not being as careful as they were. maybe you're not being as careful as you were. >> the infection, although there's a lower chance that you're going to get very sick. and i it's not certainly not 0. we're still. >> losing for 450 people a day in the united states time eyeing the of of covid. that's why walked are still supports the idea. >> of allowing those under 50 to get the second booster. now plenty of people under 50 wanted their infection. their protection has wayne, so but waiting now for 4 or 5 more months of vulnerability. for i think very little reason. and when they will be able to get this, maybe better booster in the fall. i'd rather get one now. it's unknown when federal health officials will make a final decision on that second booster. dan kerman kron. 4 news. >> the bart board of directors will vote this week on whether
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to bring back the mask mandate. that meeting is set to be held on thursday afternoon. the previous mask mandate expired last monday. if you are bart rider, you do not have to wear a mask. and bart is still encouraging riders to wear a mask. we'll let you know what happens on thursday. >> san francisco general hospital is announced due to a lack of vaccine supply all vaccinations have been canceled tomorrow. the united states is considering declaring monkeypox a health emergency health and human services secretary xavier becerra says the u.s. is working with global partners to try to stop the spread. this comes after the world health organization decided to declare an emergency over the weekend. the declaration could allow for more funding for treatment, but it can also make it harder for people to get the already scarce vaccines. last week the federal government sent state of california another 10,000 doses of monkeypox vaccine. so far it has not been distributed. in fact, officials with san francisco department of public health say they still don't know how many of those doses they're getting or when they'll
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arrive. coming up, gas prices continue to fall with the white house is working to try to working to do to try to keep them down. coming up next and security concerns over house speaker nancy pelosi is potential upcoming international trip. >> and neighborhood crime has been on the rise on the peninsula. keeping san mateo police on high alert. now you
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police are investigating a series of early-morning attempted break-in. police say at least 4 homes and cars were targeted on one particular street last week. kron four's haaziq mod-yoon reports. >> and i just shared might when i was like, whoa, what was that? so my first thought was like, so i'm trying to get in. >> he was right. in fact that someone who you see here was caught on surveillance video. it happened friday during the early morning hours at the home of laura dee anderson. blake here in the 400 block of sylvan avenue in the city of san it was very scared, very scared for, you know, a lot of the neighbors. we would never accept expected something like this to happen. and then really see it all on camera. you know, it's even scarier. san mateo police investigators believe the same person in this video also attempted to break into 3 additional homes and more than one vehicle on this block during the same spree, then moves on to another residents. when the first resident. >> i actually became aware of the situation or at least
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heard noises. he turns on his back lights and the suspect actually freezes at the second home. wait until that first person goes back into their home and attempts to break into the home. the fact that people were home during these attempted burglaries heightens. the concern for police. and that's reason to why we wanted to make this information available to the public as we want to remind people to keep their doors and windows secured and locked at all times, even during the daytime. >> if the burglar returns, he will find a new lock on the door leading to the rear of the dea's home. this quiet, close-knit community. really say we've got the greatest black ever with neighbors. so the sylvan crew here, we all watch out for each other. investigators have limited details of the suspect other than what you see here. if you have any information you're asked to contact san mateo police in san mateo. has it made you kron 4 news. >> also in san mateo, police have arrested a man who they say is responsible for a hit and run crash. that incident occurred in the area of alameda de lis paul told us
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and fairfax avenue saturday morning. police say the suspect 19 year-old freddie mark winter coast was driving i stolen car and hit another car on the road. his car could not stop after the collision. then hit a parked vehicle on the street. luckily no one was hurt. mark winter coats tried to run away, but police arrested him soon after. they also say they found some stolen sporting good items at his home. and the suspect is now behind bars. >> in the east bay, the trucks are moving again and operations have resumed at the port of oakland after several days of protests, hundreds of big rig truckers blocked cargo from moving in and out of the port. this was a protest of the gig worker law ab 5 assembly bill. 5 truckers claims the law created a financial burden by making it harder to work their own hours. put a port of oakland put out this statement here. actually, this is the port of oakland. we appreciate the independent truck drivers use of the designated free speech
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zones and we thank local law enforcement for their continued assistance. the truckers have been heard and we now urge them to voice their grievances with lawmakers, not the port of oakland. >> for your money tonight, falling gas prices have been. leaving the biden administration feeling pretty good. the president's team has been very public about their efforts to bring that cost down. aaa is not reporting the biggest reason for the decline are lower global oil prices and less demand. nearly 2 thirds of drivers are saying they are driving less to avoid having to buy more gas. he also says it helped when the president ordered the release of oil from the strategic petroleum reserves. >> if they had taken that step. >> could they have gone a lot higher than 5, 0, one. it's likely which is great news. how far they're going to fall. >> we're not quite sure. >> the national average is now $4.36. prices at the pump are down nearly $0.70 a gallon from just over a month ago. and gas prices continue to
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fall across the bay area. the cheapest gas isn't marin county. right now. you're looking at 5.62. that's the average for a gallon of regular there near san jose. expect to see it pay 5.73 per gallon. and that's pretty much in line with the state's average. san francisco is also up there sitting at 5.80, for the most expensive gas is in napa county right now. it's hovering around $5 and $0.89. well, luckily don't have to drive too far. if you want clean air and cool temperatures. our chief meteorologist lawrence karnow is here now with what we can expect. >> yeah, it's earned about the smoke impacting our air quality. but it's been okay. yeah, been great. we've got that sea breeze out there right now. and so we've got the fog that cleans up atmosphere. but something we're watching for tonight. we're going to see a little bit the monsoonal moisture roll back indoor sky, especially in the east bay in the north bay. right now, the fog has moved in the berkeley hills filling into the bay. now, of course, stretching across that golden gate bridge. lot of birds out there right now, 2, but otherwise looking pretty nice as far as air quality looking fantastic temperatures today actually
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below the average in the san francisco. most the country just running on the hot side. but we're looking good now. 64 degrees in san francisco. 68 in oakland, 78 degrees and warm in san jose. 84 in livermore. 83 in conquered much more reasonable for today. a cooling down from what we have. but here it is. fog and low clouds beginning a stretch into the bay as we speak. the sea breeze has blown. and there's that monsoon. we're talking about to see the moisture working his way up across this year that we see some of the south. some of that moisture likely moving back toward the bay area tonight. but thunderstorms are erupting again over parts of the sierra nevada lightning strikes now as the sun continues to bring us maximum heating as the sun sets, that energy starts to go away. but kind of interesting that the monsoonal moisture getting caught up in kind of a fun look here between this area of low pressure just week low along the coastline and high p essure. the eastern right in between that moisture likely to get dragged back into the bay area for tonight. so here's what the models are picking up on right now. you can see the fog down below as we take you through the evening. all of a sudden you see it start to creep in.
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there you go. that's the high resolution model picking up on some of that moisture making its way. there are places like concord into stretching in the north bay overnight tonight into early tomorrow morning. just a slight chance of a thunderstorm are watching that very closely for tonight. of course, things are very dry. it all starts all. it takes one strike to start a fire. guys, back to you. thank you, lawrence. and international news tonight. there are concerns of possible trip to taiwan by house speaker nancy pelosi could spark new tensions between the united states and china. reports were published last week that pelosi was planning a stop in taiwan during a visit to asia next month. if she goes through with the trip close to be the highest-ranking official to visit taiwan since 1997, china considers taiwan a part of its country. chinese officials say they would respond with strong measures. pelosi goes to the island nation, but they didn't say what those measures would be. according to the financial times, china may's fighter jets to intercept pelosi's plane. the speaker won't comment directly on whether or not she's actually going citing security concerns. i
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get the best result possible. >> in texas, a chaotic scene unfolded at a dallas airport after a woman opened fire inside the building. she was quickly taken into custody after being shot by police. the airport was closed for hours. reporter markie martin was at love field airport in dallas. she has the latest now on the investigation. >> airport passengers taking cover on the ground of dallas love field monday morning. chaos and confusion erupting shortly before noon when police say a 37 year-old woman walked into the airport near ticketing, then went straight to the bathroom exits. the restroom. >> now that she's either put up some sort of putting on or some other different type of clothing that you have to walk in. at some point simultaneously. one of our officers in the area she produces a handgun and begins firing. dallas. police say the woman fired off several rounds
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into the ceiling before that officer took action, shooting her below the waist and taking her into custody. dallas love field saying this in a statement and evacuation and shelter in place commenced as dpd investigated, confirmed and neutralized the single shooter threat. >> authorities say the suspects were the only wall to wall people after the shooting. swarms of passengers waiting for tsa to reopen and witnesses inside whose flights were canceled say they'll try again >> that was markie. martin reporting for us tonight. >> coming up, pope francis gives an historic apology during his visit to canada. the oak fire burning near yosemite national park has become the largest fire in california this season. how much it's burned so far as crews worked to try to contain those flames. plus, the biden administration announces new plan to help repopulate for us
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chase. make more of what's yours. one bank for now. for later. for life. coverage of the oak fire continues tonight. fires now burning more than 16,000 acres close to 17,000 acres and is just. >> 10% contained. san francisco and alameda county firefighters are both assisting now on the front lines and reporter when a shout to its u.s.. now live. >> with the latest, she's on the ground. what's the situation like where you are tonight?
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>> well, just and can right here to my right is triangle road. this is been a main artery to getting the resources to the fire. if you look here to my left, it is nice and clear. but if you follow the ridge line all the way up to these bushes, you can see it is very dark, very murky, looking really a good indication that this fire is still very active. >> on day 4 of the oak fire, the areas off jersey dale road for the flames already raged through. it still manages to find the last bit of time in its path and it up. sending throw choking smoke into the air. that fire is really close. you can see the flames from our property. >> for renee murphy, her husband and 3 kids, the giant dark plume of smoke where the oak fire began on friday burned close to their mid pine home just collected. you know, some important papers pack the


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