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now at 11:00, breaking news. a state of emergency as a wildfire in the north bay threatens the entire city of calistoga to get out now. we're just exhausted. >> more than 100 wineries are in jeopardy tonight. the famous landmarks that have already burned. and smoky air returning. what you can expect tomorrow morning. our weather team is tracking the worsening conditions. good evening. i'm ken bastida. >> i'm juliette goodrich in for elizabeth. now at 11:00 and streaming on cbsn bay area, breaking news. within the past 90 minutes, governor newsom declared a state of emergency for napa and sonoma
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counties with flames threatening homes and forcing tens of thousands of residents to evacuate. >> the big area of concern right now is in napa county. the entire city of calistoga is under a mandatory evacuation order. take a look at why. this is time lapse video from a pg&e wildfire camera looking southeast toward calistoga starting about nightfall. those flames just exploding in size. >> we have team coverage of the fire fight and the return of smoky air to the bay area, beginning with andrea nakano. >> the flames have come up to the hillside here. the wind is not as bad as last night. but mandatory evacuations are in place with the fear that the flames can come through the city. calistoga police going down every street trying to get residents to evacuate immediately. >> when did you get word that
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you have to leave? >> just a few minutes ago. the siren. >> reporter: linda and glen already evacuated once today and came back thinking their home wasn't in danger. >> we had everything done. we just kind of brought the cats in and a couple things then we went and loaded it back up again. so we didn't take everything out of the car. >> reporter: a large glow of orange and red lit up the night sky east of calistoga. the flames quickly approaching the motor lodge and the fire was visible downtown. for the shavers, this brought back memories of the tubs fire in 2017. >> we're just exhausted. we cameome and passed out in the chair. >> it seems it's the new norm i believe is what they say. >> reporter: the shavers are not the only ones who have to evacuate tonight. from napa to sonoma counties, residents flooding evacuation centers looking for hotel and food vouchers. the comfort dog trying to put a smile on the faces of evacuees
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that are left wondering if they will have homes to return to. >> standing in your driveway and you're looking at your house, going, am i ever going to see it again? uncertainty is what's really the scariest part of it, not knowing. >> we just got back in our house a couple weeks ago. we were evacuated for like 17 days. here we go again. and it's bad. >> reporter: the fire is not moving quickly so the firefighters are hoping they can stop it right here before it comes into town. in calistoga, andrea nakano, kpix 5. let's run it down for you. across sonoma county, 68,000 people. these orders stretch nearly 12 miles up and down the county east of santa rosa. a lot of those evacuees had to flee their homes overnight when the fires exploded. seems like this. cars trying to get out as flames
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surround the road. firefighters worry about another potentially dangerous night. kpix 5 joe vazquez live in the oakmont neighborhood of santa rosa. >> i'm in oakmont village. this is a retirement community here in santa rosa. thousands of people had to evacuate from this area late last night early this morning. most of the homes here and properties are fine but it's a complete loss, except for these brick columns. there's almost nothing left here. victims of the glass fire. >> reporter: tonight as firefighters douse hotspots, you can still hear the hissing of open gas lines. you can see the danger of downed utility lines. remnants of a traumatic day in sonoma county. >> it looked like a big wave coming over the hill. a wave of fire. it was crazy. >> reporter: the glass fire
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went sideways overnight. whipped by high winds, three separate fires became one, now called the glass complex. they combined into a giant blow torch, shooting flames east to west over the hills from napa county. the fire reached santa rosa in the early morning hours. the houses were burned to the ground. vehicles destroyed. fences melted. evacuations forced about 68,000 people from their homes in sonoma county. it's not clear when they will be allowed back in. officials are asking for patience from the public. >> it's very dangerous to go back in there. it gets in the way of the public safety resource whose are in there trying to fight the fires. >> for much of the day, it was raining ash out here.
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it was thick with smoke. tonight the winds have calmed down. the temperature is cooler. there's not as much ash in the air. officials say they've got a long way to go getting this fire under control. but these weather conditions are really going to help. >> reporter: air quality already starting to become a problem again and it could get even worse pretty quickly. meteorologist paul hagan is tracking the temperatures tonight. >> the cool temperatures are resulting in higher humidity levels. that marine layer pushing farther inland. 75% right now around santa rosa. and the winds have also calmed down significantly over the past about 12 hours or so. gusty this morning but the winds died down this afternoon and now
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calm winds in a number of locations. the wind really isn't stirring around at all. the wind did shift. especially around calistoga. but it's not going to be that strong. hopefully the fire crews are going to be able to stop the flames moving into calistoga itself. just the fact the winds have calmed down is great news. this thing was producing a lot of smoke throughout the day. >> that's right. there are two different ways of looking at this. there's the flames on the front lines which of course we're going to prioritize and we've been showing you that in detail for the first part of this newscast. but when it comes to the impacts in your neighborhood, if you don't live in wine country, the smoke now becomes the concern. and the behavior on the glass fire today was quite different from yesterday. look at the plume of smoke coming off before sunset.
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look at the direction that's drifting. that smoke has been drifting down over the rest of the bay area. that's what it looked like right before sunset. to get an idea on how the forecast looks tomorrow, remember the smoke forecast. the deeper the shade of red, the higher the concentration of smoke. here we are. there's the creek fire. that's still going. as we advance this into tomorrow morning, both start throwing smoke into the sky tomorrow. this is going to become a tricky situation for air quality, especially when you look ahead into wednesday. that could help push some of the smoke out of here. paul is going to have the complete forecast coming up. plan on it looking smoky and not being the most healthy to be outside tomorrow. flames have also damaged
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some very famous wine country landmarks. >> these are highly rated and iconic destinations that are the reason many people visit napa valley. many owners don't know the full extent of the damage, but what we've seen so far is nightmare-ish. >> reporter: it's one of wine country's world famous destinations. meadowwood napa valley. today firefighters fought to save the 250-acre property. the grill and a golf pro shop was lost. flames crawled on to the tennis complex. >> we're heartbroken by it. meadow wood represents a 60-year dream for bill harlan. it's where he raised his children. >> reporter: the flames reached the resort at 3:00 a.m. >> that's one of the things we're most grateful for.
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local emergency services kept everyone on notice. >> reporter: located eight miles away in calistoga, it faced the flames. a massive storage building is gone. the owner spent 15 years. >> i thought we were fine but i was wrong. i should've stayed up all night. i went to bed. i don't know what i could've done had i stayed up. >> reporter: flames took over 40-year-old chateau boswell on the silverado trail in st. helena. what was once a grand stone structure now roped off and destroyed. >> as far as meadow wood goes, it's been in the family for nearly six decades. so the harllans are committed to
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rebuilding and helping its neighbors and community make a comeback. harnessing technology like never before. the nba's upping the game. how virtual playoff fans are breaking through the bubble. >> it's pretty cool to do something interactive with the game. >> it's deja vu in the town of paradise as a i'm voting 'yes' on prop 19 to help california's most vulnerable. over 24,000 homes were destroyed by wildfires in less than two years.
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too many of those victims are also hit with a sudden tax hikes prop 19 limits taxes on wildfire victims and limits taxes on seniors and severely disabled homeowners. join firefighters and emergency responders in voting 'yonand emergency responders in voting 'yes' on 19.
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pro sports teams have had to get creative to fill the stands during the pandemic. mlb and the nfl have both been using cardboard cutouts. yesterday's broncos game featured more than 1800 south
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park characters plus thousands of real life fans. while other leagues go low tech, nba is harnessing technology like never before. >> sharon shows us the orlando bubble is a whole new ball game. >> reporter: jake glenn could not wait to watch the nba playoffs. >> i'm one of the biggest nba fans you'll meet. i absolutely love it. >> reporter: the college student is glued to the games, held in quarantine in orlando with no fans in the stands. >> i'm just really impressed with what the nba has done with their virtual fan experience. >> reporter: it's not the same. no roaring crowds and packed arena. but the nba spent months developing an alternative. >> we're so lucky to have great fans in our league. >> reporter: head of next gen telecast. >> we've been working closely on trying to replicate the home
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court feel sfuchz possible. >> reporter: the nba app offers live games and updates. >> it's another population for fans to really see the game and feel the game in a different way. >> reporter: fans can win the chance to get the photos and videos seen on social media and giant screens in the arena. >> so fans appear as if they're in virtual seats. those fans are live watching at home. >> reporter: to mimic applause, there's tap to cheer. >> this is mere cheering for the bucks. >> it's not the full on basketball player but it's fun to get out there and do something interactive with the game. >> reporter: players like dallas mavericks point guard can look up at the huge screens. they can see the total number cheering and virtual fans dressed in their team's colors. >> it's cool to see fans' faces
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on the screen. it's better than being in the gym ourselves. >> reporter: still, lebron james says he misses feeding ofi his laker fans' frenzy. >> you have to really love basketball to be here because there's no extra motivation that you get or the excitement from the crowd. >> reporter: so to the fans? >> i miss you guys and i hope some day we can get back to that interaction. >> reporter: many fans agree that would be something to cheer about. now back to reality. tonight we've hit 1 million coronavirus deaths. that's according to johns hopkins university and the u.s. alone accounting for more than 20% of the fatalities worldwide. in california, the positivity rate still trending downward. that's good news. there were fewer than 3,000 new cases reported today. the government warns the virus'
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infection number is trending upwards. on to campaign 2020, less than 24 hours away from the first debate. president trump and joe biden will debate for 90 minutes tomorrow. fox news anchor chris wallace will moderate. you can watch it here on kpix 5 at 6:00. we'll have full wrap-up and reaction at 10:00 and 11:00. it's not just the bay area dealing with devastating wildfires. tearing through homes in shasta county as well. hours ago deputies confirmed three people have been killed in those flames. the zog fire burning out of control, scorching more than 31,000 acres so far. there's no containment up there. firefighters are also battling dry and windy conditions in butte county again.
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the north complex fire came roaring back to life and is now threatening several towns that were already devastated in 2018, including the community of paradise. crews are trying to stop the flames before they jump highway 70. here we go again. these names like paradise, santa rosa, calistoga. it's never ending. weather keeps warming up. the winds keep blowing. >> this is something that's repeated itself over and over again in the last few years. we're going to get into the details of how the fires have been behaving in just a second. first an overview around the compless. temperatures will be in the 80s and 90s. i think the heat is going to be the biggest thing fire crews are going to have to battle. at lowest they'll be between 30% and 45%, which is substantially higher than they were today. occasionally a gust of 15 miles per hour. out of a consistent direction southwest. let's go to the big picture
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perspective around the glass fire. but of course these fires have a life of their own as they evolve. 48 hours ago this thing hadn't even started yet. >> yes, and because of the weather's role last night, we saw a huge advance in the fire. tonight the weather is giving us a bit of a break. here's napa valley. st. helena sits here. we'll put the footprint of the glass fire is. when you get into the red boxes, those are the most recent reports. the orange box shows you where it's from yesterday. let's go to calistoga. there's a difference in today. we're seeing the flames work their way downhill. in andrea's story, she showed us the calistoga motor lodge. let's change our view a little bit. we're right on the eastern edge there of the community of
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calistoga. you can see the progression in the flames. now we get a really good idea for how the fire is moving through calistoga. but there's no wind tonight. that means this does not have to be a coffee park situation. it doesn't have to be a paradise situation. it's concerning any time you have flames on the outskirts of your town. but those flames on the east side of calistoga are not being driven right now by intense winds. good news there. look what the intense winds did last night. this is why it was so confusing to keep track of all the fires. last night the glass fire blew from the east side of napa valley. check out the community of sky hawk where we did lose homes. that's actually on the northern edge of the sonoma valley. it's also been referred to as the eastern most side of santa rosa. same thing right here. that was a different story. that's what strong winds can do in a matter of hours.
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for calistoga, it's going to be a difficult night. at least there's good news in that the wind is not going to be working against you in a significant way. there's good news there. we'll have more on the rest of this coming up later. let's talk about air quality. the smoke produced by the grass fire is going to spread out. the onshore breeze did item improve things but unhealthy air quality levels for sensitive groups. people with severe asthma or emphysema with the worst air quality in the north bay in the immediate vicinity of the fires. right now the fog is beginning to spread in. that indicates the marine layer. it tries to make its way farther inland. it's dumped temperatures into the 50s. mix of 60s and 70s. those temperatures will drop back down into the neighborhood of 60 degrees. within five degrees on either side by early tomorrow morning with fog to start the day.
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look how far inland it goes. that helps us out in terms of boosting the humidity levels. upper 50s at coolest. mostly low to mid 50s. temperatures tomorrow hot inland. otherwise a mix of 80s and 90s. closer to what's normal for this time of year-round the city and east side of the bay. the heat continues inland throughout the rest of the week. the weekend rolls around, we finally do retreat closer to what's reasonable for this time of year. we'll keep you updated as the whole scenario evolves. the winds are calmi
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well, there was a lot of skepticism about the nba and the nhl playing the so-called bubbles, but hockey season officially over for 2020 and check it out. not one positive covid test over a two-month season. tampa bay lightning ready to claim the stanley cup. stars needed to win game 6 to keep joe pavelski's chance of winning a title alive. fires a one-timer at the net. lightning strike for a 2-0 lead. they win by that margin. their second cup in franchise
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let's get one last check on
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the glass fire ravaging napa and sonoma counties tonight. governor newsom has declared a state of emergency for the affected areas. the entire city of calistoga is under a mandatory evacuation order. >> the massive blaze has tripled in size, burning more than 36,000 acres. last count, flames are threatening more than 8500 structures and so far more than 100 have been destroyed. containment is still at 0%.
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