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more than 100 homes destroyed, thousands more threatened as the carr fire rages on. >> risking their lives. the redding community mourns a firefighter, the second to die battling this monster blaze. >> the fire laid down, wind picked up, and it just was almost like a blow torch coming off that. >> we're checking in with bay area crews injured during the firefight. >> final a break in treating alzheimer's disease. a new experimental drug is showing encouraging results. we talked with an expert about how this could help. the "four on 2" starts now. views are skyfox over the carr fire in mount shasta. just take a look at that smoke there! and the flames. nearly 50,000 acres have burned with tons of fuel in the fire's path. it's been burning for four days leaving behind a path of destruction and this afternoon, the carquinez bridge is still only 3% contained. welcome to the "four on 2". i'm alyana gomez. >> and i'm heather holmes.
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cal fire says that the carr fire was sparked on monday by a mechanical issue involving a vehicle. it's on 299 north and west of a place called whiskeytown lake and has now moved within the city of redding. that's home to about 95,000 people. so far the fire has burned 44,450 acres. again, only 3% contained after firefighters lost containment overnight. a redding firefighter and bulldozer operator with a private contractor have both died battling that fire. several others including three firefighters from the bay area have been injured. >> the fire has also destroyed 125 structures. we learned that just this afternoon. another 55 have been damaged. and nearly 5,000 other structures are threatened there this afternoon. mandatory evacuations are in place. we are expecting to get an update from cal fire officials any moment on the firefight. but for now, let's go to tom vacar live there at the cal fire substation where this news conference is going to be
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taking place in just a moment. >> reporter: very sad day and the other reality is that this thing is far, far, far from over. in fact, we were driving around today getting information and it is eerily, eerily reminiscent of the coffey park fire. reporter: 2,000 firefighters are battling stubborn cares fire that lays down when it's not windy to awaken with a destructive vengeance when it is. more than 100 homes are loss, more losses are likely, and new evacuations were ordered about an hour ago as the dragons use new fire. all of this made much worse by afternoon winds and night winds. >> there was 35 miles per hour plus winds creating havoc. >> reporter: the sacco family was lucky because their house was not incinerated. but the winds were so fierce and so strong, they literally
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blew the roof off of this house. >> got out. as we pulled out right here, the flames were just -- not even a block down here swirling and noise, wind blowing, i mean, it was just nothing i have ever heard in california. >> there was trees that were up rooted. there were branches that were thrown all over the place. and there was really some extreme fire behavior that was witnessed on the west side of redding. >> reporter: to underscore the importance of how this is being taken, the director of cal fire, the director of the office of emergency services of the governor, and a lot of other people are going to be here it explain what's going on with the clear understanding this is nowhere near close to being done. if we get any kinds of serious winds, then what we're going to have is a real big problem on our hands because there's so many homes threatened by this. that's the situation right now. this news presser will start very, very soon and we'll be here to cover it for you. tom vacar, ktvu fox 2 news. >> tom, before i let you go
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anything we've learned about that redding firefighter who was killed battling this blaze? >> reporter: not much is being said primarily because next of kin have to be notified and this is a very personal thing right now. but this is a personal thing that's going on really in a firestorm. so much more concern being placed right now on trying to deal with this fire and make sure that the family is comfortable. as we learn more about that we pass it on. but at this point not many people are talking about it. they are more in mourning over it. >> so tough for those firefighters as they not only grieve but they continue to do their extraordinary work. tom, we'll be checking back in with you. thank you. as tom said, the winds are a big concern today. we are going to send things over to meteorologist mark tamayo. i know we were talking about 105 degrees in redding. >> yeah. >> still hot today. >> i had to recheck the number. yesterday was 113 degrees at the redding airport and then 102 right now. so yeah, the heat -- and it's
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interesting. we could talk about the winds surrounding the area but this fire is so big, so intense, that it's generating its own wind event propelling the flames. here is in fact the satellite. there's the fire showing you -- fire symbol showing you the current position but all the smoke is drifting down the valley coming closer on the map, actually being picked up on the radar over the past few hours. that's not rainfall. that is the smoke plume being detected by radar. in fact, if we were to flip the map over and give you an idea of how high some of these observations are in fact, this was earlier showing -- likes look it changed a little bit, they were showing a cloud elevation of 20 to 22,000 feet from that fire, that smoke plume going way up into the atmosphere. so here's the current position. as you heard, closer to french gulch this is region and moving to the south and east closing in on redding, you would think here the sacramento river would be a
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nice area to actually have a containment line but the fire easily jumped the sacramento river approaching the town of redding. right now 97 degrees out towards one observation point in redding. 102. winds around 8 to 12 miles an hour still very dry 19 to 26% humidity. as we expand the map and show you this, in fact, we'll come in closer, unfortunately, we can say improving weather conditions, they have a red flag fire warning on through the weekend for saturday through monday morning. 8:00. fire conditions, the winds, will continue to be a concern. san francisco 58 right now. 90s in. >> reporter: fremont 79. 90s in concord. fremont 79. the fog bank and temperature range of nearly 40 degrees across the bay area now. and that will continue to be a big factor as we head into your saturday forecast.
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coming up we'll take a look at the forecast highs for tomorrow and possibly some cooling changes heading our way in our five-day coming up in just a few minutes. but we are talking about some heat for the interior and unfortunately they are going to have a big concern on into the weekend. >> and mark, we were hearing from cal fire officials when they were describing what took place overnight. they said that really this fire is exhibiting some erratic behavior. >> exactly. >> as we know, a lot of times, these fires create their own weather pattern. but it sounds like they were really shocked -- a bit surprised about what happened last night. >> the fire of that magnitude, we can plot different wind spends around the area and say it's windy but unless you put a weather sensor in the fire zone, you have no idea in fact what's happening. so when you get that much growth happening in a short amount of time, you can tell the fire is very intense. it's producing its own weather. and that has been -- whenever you hear the word blow torch on fire that's always very scary and concerning. of course that's the reality for that portion of the state. >> thank you. we are getting word that the
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press conference is starting at the cal fire substation in redding. we'll go back out to tom vacar where the conference is going on. let's listen in. >> our long-standing drought, the rain that we had did flog to impact the character of the vegetation which is critically dry. and that's what happened here. and we have added additional, you know, grass from the rains we did get and we have the kindling and what we're seeing not just here in shasta county but literally statewide, fires that are growing exponentially. right now, we are averaging about 45 to 50 fires a day throughout california. and currently we're working three major fires. the cranston fire in riverside county, the ferguson fire in mariposa county near yosemite, and this here the carr fire. but we also have a number of new emerging extended attack fires across the state from san diego to mendocino county today. so we continue to be extremely
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busy moving resources, coordinating our first priority always the initial attack of new fires. resources are being moved throughout the day every day in california. state, local, federal, coordinated very closely to ensure we're covering fire stations and getting resources both ground resources and air resources where they need to be. there are over 7,000 firefighters on the fire lines right now. that number will grow in the coming days. we don't see any significant name in the weather forecast over the next seven days. we are looking at continued hot temperatures low humidity and not necessarily relief from that over again the next seven to 10 days. so what that means is obviously the potential for new fire starts, also means fatigue on firefighters and it means you know challenging conditions to work in. those are all things that we're looking at. as we go forward our priorities
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on all these fires are life and property protection number one. after that we are trying to, you know, ensure critical infrastructure is protected as folks know here in shasta county, and the area where this fire is burning, critical infrastructure such as power lines, roadways, other elements that are all part of not just shasta county but power grid and things throughout california. we are also working very closely to ensure evacuations -- the incident management team is working closely with the sheriff's office assuring there are trigger points and all the things in place, you know, should things change in the fire. and this fire is a long way from being done. we're anticipating again weather conditions today no different than over the last two days. we are seeing fires occur that literally almost what can be described as a tornado occurred over this fire yesterday. fire whorl, this fire was
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whipped up into a whirlwind of activity. uprooting trees, vehicles, moving roads, very significant extreme winds that are challenging for firefighters and obviously putting both the public and firefighters at risk. so bottom line we say it time and time again but i'm going to say it and you're going to hear it from everybody here. these are extreme conditions. these are how fires are burning in california. we need to take heed, evacuate, evacuate, evacuate. pay very closing attention close attention to social media, websites, local television and radio broadcasts, a lot of information coming out from trusted sources here with the sheriff's office, cal fire locally, your local television and radio and websites. leave early. don't wait until you see the fire. please, when you're asked to leave, leave. leave before you're asked to leave. we don't want to put anybody else in peril and we want folks to be able to safely leave the
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area. so with that i'd like to turn it over to the director of the governor's office of emergency services. mark. >> thanks, chief. good afternoon. i'm the director of governor brown's office of emergency services here in california. first, let me just reiterate the chief's comments regarding our thoughts and prayers to the families that suffered loss of loved ones, firefighters who have heroically gave their life in the service of others as well as our sincere concern for the families and residents that have lost homes and businesses that may have been lost in the community where we understand this is extremely challenging event. and we are seeing fire conditions as the chief mentioned and weather conditions like we have never
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seen before making this really quite an event to stay out in front of and making sure we have enough resources to be able to address all of the needs. let me just say early on that governor brown requested and received and secured a fire management assistance grant from the federal emergency management agency. this grant really does work to assist in providing resources for these kinds of events, these very complex events that poe tiggsly may result in catastrophic loss. and it's really important to note that behind the scenes, behind the team here that's working so diligently responding, hundreds of other people are working in sacramento at the state operations centers and the regional centers in the state to support this event and the various other events in
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california. the office of emergency services' responsibility is coordinating overall statewide response to the fires and disasters and we're focusing all our resources that are necessary on this event. as we speak here today in this press conference, the governor is in contact with the white house and fema requesting what's called direct federal assistance. it another form of federal assistance that will provide equipment and personnel and other commodities designed for additional life safety and life- saving, life sustaining operations. it's forwarding that to the white house now. in addition to the tremendous effort being done by cal fire, national park service, local public saint officials here working on this, we have over
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125 local government fire departments from throughout the state of california as far south as san diego county supporting us and as well as a tremendous number of other state assets which you'll hear from in a minute from the chp and the cal guard and other state assets. simultaneously, even as the firefight continues, we are in the process of working with shasta county sheriff's department office of emergency services to begin the collecting of critical information to begin that recovery process. we're talking about an effort that will look at the total amount of loss to addressing individual needs, critical public infrastructure needs and helping to clear debris that
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may have resulted from the fire. these are important aspects to assist community, businesses, individuals and the government get back up on their feet and be able to begin their economic recovery. this is a one team-one fight effort. all hands are on deck. there is no resource that this incident is requesting that's not being met and we'll continue to stay in that posture as we move forward. this is -- let me just say that it's important to also understand that the recovery process and all of the other aspects is really a marathon, not a sprint. but we are going to continue to be with the residents of shasta county and the local government here throughout the long run to ensure that we help shasta county get back up on its feet. so with that, i think i'm going to turn it over to the commissioner of the highway patrol, commissioner stanley talk about chp's operation.
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>> thank you, director. and on behalf of the men and women of the california highway patrol, we are happy to be here to help the citizens of redding and the people of shasta county. from the chp role, we have approximately 118 uniformed personnel assigned to this fire. we had to bring in uniformed personnel from obviously here in northern california but we brought some in from the bay area and some in from the central valley and some from the sacramento valley. they have been helping out with evacuations, road control and general patrol. they have also provided a great deal of assistance to the sheriff and chief in the area of evacuations and i want to thank them personally for their being able to work with them and their staff and the great job that they have done. there are a number of road closures in and around the fire. i won't list them. but as the chief said, if you go to the fire website, if you
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go to our website, the chp website or caltrans website you will be able to get information on those closures to let you know what's going on. right now you have to remember there's a lot of fire equipment and law enforcement officers moving up and down i-5. so please, be aware of that. and with that i'm going to turn it over to general devers from the national guard. >> thanks, commissioner. i'm from the california national guard. [ signal breakup ] [ stand by ]
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>> to help them make better decisions more quickly and more effectively. last thing i want to say is really our hearts and our prayers go out to the folks that were affected by this fire. i know we have several national guard folks that were also affected. so we appreciate the opportunity to let everybody know what's going on and i will turn it over to greg stone. >> good afternoon. incident management team one ic training. i'll give you an operational update but as firefighters, we continually evaluate the situation of the fire based on the fuel, the weather and the topography. any one of those factors will make it difficult. the carr fire at times experienced all three combined. each branch, each portion of that fire has at least one of
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those elements. i'll walk over to the map in branch one, division yankee, the fire is on the southwest side of whiskeytown lake making a push towards the southwest. as we come up into branch 2, division mike is backing downhill but it's backing downhill very aggressively very actively. the other portions of division branch two are holding well but we still have certain areas that are active. coming into branch three, a lot of steep rugged terrain again making difficult access and the fire is moving to the north- northeast. coming down along branch three into branch four is the significant event that happened yesterday afternoon with that strong west wind channeling through drainages and pushing into the city of redding. the days leading up to that we have created zones and had
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plans in effect for advisory and mandatory evacuations. those began to go into effect days ago and we still have zones in place to continue those evacuations. as we speak right now, what we call wild urban land interface tactics are being provided. firefighters are actively rescuing, evacuating, engaging and defending homes and we speak. the main focus goes in those populated areas as chief pimlott pointed out. life safety is our number one priority. that's how we do it. and we continue on. this fire is moving at times three to four different directions. we are actively engaged as we get resources, they actively go in there and go to work. with that, i'll hand it over to incident commander chief. >> good evening. today, we are fighting the fire
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as we mourn the loss of two members of our firefighting community. this is a tough complex firefight. however, our crews are fully engage with the priorities first to protect the citizens of shasta county, or cooperators and our fellow firefighters. this fire includes wildland and many residents, communities and neighborhoods and significant infrastructures and assets at risk. this fire is being fought with a cooperative effort under unified command with the national park service and the city of redding fire department. in addition to that, we're working closely with the shasta county sheriff's office with evacuations and repopulation plans for the future. with that, i'd like to introduce my unified partner, rick young. >> good evening. i just want to start off by saying we recognize the impact
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this incident has had and continues to have on this community. and we are fully committed to containing it as quickly as possible. i also want to state that we understand the stress and inconvenience that are associated with the evacuations. and we will do everything we can to open those up as quickly as it is safe to do so. i'd really like to thank all the local, state, federal and private cooperators for their assistance. the cooperation has been outstanding. i'd like to introduce the sheriff. >> thank you very much. shasta county sheriff and director of emergency services for region 3 which includes shasta county. our office is working closely with unified command and the fire agencies. our primary mission is evacuation and protection.
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we are using to evacuate a number of technological assets which includes code red communicator reverse 911, crawlers across the tv, the social media emergency alert system, and then the ipause system for the integrated public alert warning system. yesterday was very fast-moving fire. sometimes it was difficult to keep up with the evacuation orders for those communities. when we work closely with fire for those evacuation orders, we do not take those orders lightly. they are very serious and when we ask people to evacuate, it's imperative that they comply. not only are they placing themselves and their families in danger, they are endangering our firefighting partners because sometimes if they wait too long, then it has to turn into a rescue for those individuals and those firefighters putting their lives at risk to try to go in and do a rescue. thankful for the governor. we declared a local emergency
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and then the governor declared an emergency for the county, as well. we asked for other help to assist us in the roadblocks and to keep the community from coming back in or causing problems for the firefighters when we get the large apparatus with other people coming back in, in their vehicles. they will be continuing to assist us in the future days. you may see them out and about and also assist us with repopulation when the time comes. regarding repopulation, that cannot occur -- a lot of times when the smoke clears a little bit or there's a little bit of a break and you may not see the flames, it takes a number of days to clear those areas for safety reasons. we again work closely with our fire partners and the utilities for their infrastructure to ensure that power lines are cleared out of the way, poles are safe, and not falling over or snags from the burning trees
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don't fall and cause further injury or death. then when we have repopulation, it is going to be conducted in staging in a way that has an orderly fashion to it to get back in. people are concerned and want to see if their homes have survived or they have losses. we have that -- share that concern, as well. currently upwards of 38,000 people within shasta county in this burn area having displaced. we have a number of evacuation centers in place and you can obtain that information from the law enforcement agencies oracle fire. we have given literally thousands upon thousands of notices for evacuation which includes going door to door. even law enforcement, we had radio infrastructure was impacted on south fork mountain in which the fire burned over the top. thank you to our fire coordinators. they were up on top of that mountain trying to protect it. but when it get to a point they had to evacuate off the mountain, as well. our radio infrastructure has
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been slightly impacted but is still working well with us. i'd like to share my sympathies to our fire coordinators for the loss of their personnel and my sympathy goes out to our community members that have experienced loss with their homes and properties, as well. i'd like to at this time turn it over to redding police chief roger moore. >> thank you, sheriff. i too would like to thank everyone here today. our law enforcement officers, to our citizens, to our volunteers, um, everybody here today. the citizens of redding, thank you for being here. this fire is scary to us. this is something we haven't seen before in the city. um, it's changing directions radically. and what i would like to cover is if you hear an evacuation order on your phone, home phone or cell phone or if you see an officer on his p.a. telling you to get out of
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there, please get out of there. when this fire made a run early this morning, we saw massive gridlock. key can't have that. so please -- we can't have that. so please leave early and have your items ready to go if you are in the evacuation zone. with that also, we are going to be opening up a missing persons hotline for local folks here in shasta county. and that's 530-225-4277. if you have a missing loved ones call us and we'll determine if it is county- related or city related. we'll sent out an investigator. thank you very much. thank you, everybody. this concludes the press conference for today. all the representatives officials up here will be available for one-on-one conversations. all right. we have been just been listen to the press conference at the cal fire substation in redding where that carr fire continues to rage on.
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again only 3% contained. officials there saying that weather conditions is like something they have never seen before. the drought, tollography, triple digits and strong winds is making this complex and differ to fight. we'll have these triple digits for seven to 10 days. they say the fire is changing direction rapidly and they are battling three major fires cranston fireworks the ferguson fire and the carr fire, cranston fire, two of those only three% contained so resources are being stretched and firefighters are going to continue to be working the fires. we are going to see fatigue. >> for folks in the north bay and up here in the bay area, a lot of similarities here to those fires up in wine country that we saw last october. what is different, though, is the talk today of the fire tornadoes that happened over the city of redding last night. it really took firefighters by surprise. during that news conference, you did hear state and local officials sort of describing those conditions. swirling flames that were literally picking up things
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and -- and -- and, in fact, wind gusts in that area were so strong, they could actually flip over vehicles. so that's what the firefighters were up against. that's what people there in the city of redding up against as this fire jumped the sacramento river last night and overcame that city where so many buildings and homes have been lost. and as we saw a redding firefighter died. >> absolutely. of course, they are making that urgent plea to leave before you're asked to leave. so the carr fire continues to burn as we mentioned several agencies in the state heading to redding for mutual aid as we have heard moments ago. >> that includes many crews from the bay area. in fact, crews from marin county are already there. and you're right now looking at the faces of three of the men who were injured while battling that massive fire. there in shasta county. they had first- and second- degree burns but they have
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been released from the hospital. rob malcolm reports from davis. reporter: we are in davis california. this is where a lot of the fire equipment is maintained. and also, sent out into shasta county. the three firefighters have been treated and released from the hospital. the most seriously was treated in the uc-davis medical center in sacramento. he went home at noon and is home in marin county with his family. i talked to his chief who says this fire season is becoming the new normal for california. >> sonoma, santa barbara to redding this is the new fire season year round for cal fire. reporter: the three firefighters have been treated and released for burns. it was taken 45 minutes prior to when the three firefighters were blasted with heat they carr fire. the vegetation exploded and they ran for cover.
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>> the firefighters knew they were in a really bad situation and they took refuge into one of the fire engines that was adjacent to them. but subsequent to them getting into the vehicle, sustained first and second-degree burns. >> reporter: they were treated at mercy hospital in redding to be evaluated for burns to the face, hands and ears. >> the heat that they experienced would melt plastic. so very high degree heat. >> reporter: the dangers here have touched the community after two people lost their lives fighting the carr fire. >> not to mention that we had two firefighters the same night involved that lost their lives. a dozer operator and a firefighter from redding. so our -- our -- our condolences and thoughts go out to the families of those two firefighters. >> reporter: with the fire danger in the state, the chief is reminding folks they should have defensible space around their homes. one thing they can't predict as you heard from the press conference is the weather. ahead of the 5:00 hour we'll show you how they prepare to
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fight fires like this carr fire in shasta county. in davis, rob malcolm, ktvu fox 2 news. >> thank you. in other news, prosecutors have now charged an arson suspect with 15 felony counts related to nine different fires that he is accused of setting on the very same day in southern california. one of those fires is the cranston fire that you heard cal fire officials mention just a few minutes ago. it is still burning in riverside county. and 32-year-old brandon mcglover was arrested on wednesday. he is now being held on $1 million bail. so far the cranston fire has burned more than 11,000 acres. it is 3% contained. 5 homes destroyed and 5,000 structures threatened. >> we could see the fire from our backyard. we came to know that it's really close by. it kept going on and on. it's better to be safe than sorry. >> if mcglover is convicted, he could spend the rest of his
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life in prison. we are staying on top of the numerous fires burning up and down the state. we'll bring you all the latest information both on air and online. stay with us, the "four on 2" will be right back. check out bass pro shops and cabela's for great deals on great gear. like savings of $100 on this vortex spitfire prism sight. and save 30% or more on select life jackets. bass pro shops and cabela's- your adventure starts here.
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back now with new hope in the search for the treatment of alzheimer's disease. an early trial of an experimental drug shows improvement in cognition and reduced signs of the disease in brains. now, the drug is called antibody -- is an antibody called ban 2401. claire day joins us from the
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alzheimer's association. thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> so seeing some cognitive effects. how encouraging is this really? >> you know, it's very encouraging. we have -- we've been going to these conferences with this news that came out of the alzheimer's association international conference from chicago last week and we have heard discouraging news for years and -- and while this is a preliminary study, it's a phase 2 study which means that we still have to go to phase 3 before we can get it to market. what's really encouraging about it is that it did show a decline in cognitive -- or cognitive decline reduced, excuse me, in about -- by about 30% by one of the measures which -- and we saw patients go from being what we called an elevated amyloid -- it's the protein in the brain that causes the disruption of memory -- to a reduced amyloid
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plaque and that's something we haven't seen from a drug finding in quite a long time. >> i have been reading it's administered intravenously and has been tested in five different strengths. so will this drug be helpful for all alzheimer's patients or only certain patients? >> well, i think that what we're learning is that the earlier in the disease process you are, the better for the intervention of some of these drugs. so it sort of goes to the reason why early detection is so important so that when you're seeing the first warning signs -- what we have learned over the last 10 or 15 years is that build-up of amyloid plaque in the brain is actually occurring 10 to 15 years prior to an actual symptom developing. so we have really been focusing research on identifying treatments that are going to be able to intervene early before so much amyloid builds up that the cells just can't recover. >> what are some of the side effects of this drug? >> well, some of the side effects, certainly, you know, that's a good question.
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i'm not sure that i have all of that information on the specifics of the side effects but we can -- we know that there was some cause of, um, area-e which is when we see a -- you know, too much of an interaction with the amyloid plaque, but any of the other specific side effects i'm not really sure of all of them. i apologize for that. >> it's early on. a lot of research still needs to be done. doctors are cautiously optimistic. we are happy, claire, that you have been able to join us from the alzheimer's association today. thank you so much. >> thank you. coming up, twitter becomes the latest tech victim on wall street. we'll sit down with a financial adviser to find out why shares of the san francisco-based social media company took a dive falling about 20% today. >> and in weather, we are still talking about some heat across parts of the state but
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the fog helping us out today near the coast and bay. we'll have more coming up.
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it hasn't been a good week for social media companies. a day after facebook stock took that historic plunge, today it was twitter's turn. twitter shares fell 21% during the regular session. the stock declined after the
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company reported a drop of the number of monthly users from 336 million to 335 million. let's bring in our financial analyst. jim, thank you for being here. investors didn't like this. >> as you pointed out, one million users from 336 to 335, that's about a half of a percent. it's less than that. so what people are concerned about not so much the numbers today but the forward-looking numbers and they are concerned about that. but the stock has been on an incredible run. twitter at the close of the market today is up 102% in one year. that's 25 points better than everybody's favorite stock amazon. >> so is it a -- i guess it's hard to sort of wrap my head around this because is this about investors having unattainable expectations? >> i think that's a perfect word. >> yeah. >> people are just not
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satisfied. we saw that with facebook or what they called two days ago the face plant. you know, losing $100 billion in one day. it's just uncredible! i have never seen anything like that in almost 30 years in the business. but i think facebook, twitter to some extent a victim of their own success. we were talking about the social network movie where the users of facebook hit a million. facebook has 2.25 billion users now. so how do you grow that? >> yeah. >> we were talking about can companies be expected like twitter and facebook to just grow exponentially and never have a ceiling? >> where do you go? a lot of people said that in the united states and in europe, that facebook is kind of tapped out. so you can go maybe into china. i don't know. but it is hard to grow. and that's what the market is saying. the market is a leading indicator so they are looking out to the future. the companies, both twitter and facebook, are lowering their expectations so
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investors are getting spooked. but again, twitter is up 102%. netflix is up something like 90%. so that's what was crazy. >> but jim, let's talk about the issue of what's on social media and twitter, like facebook, trying to rid itself of these fake accounts. but that costs the social network money. it costs time to be able to do that. >> right. in the conference call yesterday facebook talked about the thousands of workers that they're hiring to increase the safety, increase the security of their system and also add to their artificial intelligence to monitor the network. they are putting a lot of money, raising their expenses, for safety purposes. >> matt dorsey of twitter said these efforts to sort of rid the network of fake accounts and things it requires a lot of work and that companies have to stay ten steps ahead as you learn the dynamics of the network can get better and he said we made meaningful progress but there's still a
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lot ahead. >> he is exactly right because we're demanding it as users of those networks but also the european union with their fines, they fined google $5 billion, they are chasing facebook and twitter as well, commanding safety protections for the users. >> and i think that that is also a key to retaining the users, right is making sure it is a secure platform. >> people are getting concerned about that. and they are not using it as much as they used to. >> thank you. let's turn things over to our meteorologist mark tamayo for an update on your bay area weekend forecast. >> the weekend forecast we are talking about still the big temperature range across the bay area. upper 50s to the upper 90s to maybe right around 100 degrees just outside in a few spots. take a look here, of course we have been watching the carr fire and unfortunately, we are still talking about this. high fire danger through the weekend. a red flag warning posts for this area until 8 a.m.
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monday. so tomorrow, sunday and to monday morning. in fact, here's one of the forecast models showing you the conditions tomorrow morning already starting out the day potentially in the 70s close to 80 degrees and then here we go. the heat making a big comeback. in fact, i was taking a look. i'm looking for my notes here. over the past week on the 23rd redding was 103 degrees. the 24th, 108. the 25th, 111. the 26th, yesterday, 113 degrees. you can tell why this fire is taking off because it has been excessively hot for several days and it's been above 100 since july 14th. in fact, that fire, the smoke showing up on the satellite -- look at this. you can see flaring and enhancement there. so that's a sign that this fire continues to potentially grow rapidly. we'll be watching that with more updates throughout the evening hours. satellite showing you this. we have the low clouds and fog. thankfully, if we didn't have
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that fog bank or the marine layer, the bay area would be hot, as well. not the case for today and into the weekend. right now 58 degrees in san francisco. 90s for concord and fairfield. santa rosa 79. so the north bay neighborhoods portions of the north bay not warming up too much. here's that fog bank and a few breaks in the clouds looking down towards san francisco. so we have been talking about the shallow marine layer. if we had a deep marine layer this whole camera would be covered with clouds. that cloud deck may be right about here. but imagine a layer of hot air compressing this. that's what's happening. so the fog is locally dense but really having little impact inland. redding, sacramento, bakersfield you would expect hot temperatures toward palm springs. this area of high pressure we are going to be talking about this for quite some time. it will stay in place w that temperatures inland in the upper 80s to low 90s and the extended forecast could be hot. thankfully we're not talking
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about extreme heat for us. just around 90 to 95, maybe 96 degrees. so here we go with the forecast models. the clouds in the morning just like today kind of the same old weather pattern and a bunch of different temperatures to talk about. near 60 coastside. tomorrow mid to upper 90s in a few spots clearlake to 103. vacaville 100. but fairfield 94. santa rosa about 90. around the bay actually fairly pleasant. some 70s there. and some mid- to upper 90s toward antioch and brentwood. san jose 80 degrees. gilroy 96. and san francisco mid-60s, the coast in the lower 60s. here's a look ahead at your five-day forecast. we'll continue to keep those inland spots in the 90s but thankfully maybe shaving off a few degrees into early next week. but we'll be talking about it all day long with that carr fire. we tried to describe the weather conditions around the fire. but this is so explosive, so intense, it's almost overriding the weather conditions. we can just say it's so hot kind of setting up the stage for the fire to grow rapidly.
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that has been the case. >> just not going away. >> thank you. all right. a rare treat for all of you stargazers. a blood lunar eclipse most visible in indonesia, australia and europe. we have the story from london. kitty logan reports. >> reporter: a rare blood moon dominating skies on friday. the lunar eclipse is a result of the moon's orbit pushing it into the earth's shadow and losing light. since the sun's light is bent by the earth's atmosphere, sunlight still reaches the moon it makes it red. different countries see different colors. last year's lunar eclipse turned the moon over spain more yellow. a lunar eclipse is bested viewed at night meaning not seen in north america this time. this will be the longest of the 21st century, nearly 1
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hour 45 minutes. there was also an hour of a partial eclipse before and after the moon disappeared into the earth's shadow. for scientists a lunar eclipse is a chance to learn more about our planet. >> reporter: according to hindu belief, the sun and moon give off negative energy during an eclipse. temples across northern india were closed on friday to minimize any disturbances to the energy of followers. but for most people, an eclipse is simply a unique visual experience. america may have missed out on this lunar eclipse but the next one is january 21st, 2019. in london, kitty logan, fox news. some of the bodies of u.s. service members stuck in north korea for 65 years are reportedly on their way home. distance relationship.
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today is armistice day in korea marking the end of the korean war. ray bogan reports. reporter: an estimated 5300 u.s. service members' bodies from the korean war are still missing in action in north korea. but today, some of those bodies were reportedly
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returned during an emotional ceremony decades in the making. one by one boxes draped in the united nations flag are turned over to officials in south korea. inside what's said to be the remains of american service members in north korea for 65 years. >> they arrived and were received with dignity at the airbase and will now continue their onward journey bringing some measure of closure and peace to the families and loved ones who have long- awaited their return. >> reporter: returning mias was one of the agreements reached between president trump and kim jong-un at the singapore summit. >> i want to thank chairman kim in front of the media for fulfilling a promise that he made to me and i'm sure that he will continue to fulfill that promise as they search and search and search. >> reporter: but there is a ways to go before these remains are returned to family
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members. from south korea, they will be transported to hawaii for dna identification, which could take months or years. the defense secretary james mattis says this transfer could lead to a search team going to north korea to find more bodies. >> it sets a positive environment but this humanitarian act obviously is a step in the right direction. >> reporter: vice president mike pence will travel to hawaii this wednesday to receive the remains as they return to american soil. pence released a statement today saying, quote, as the son of a korean war combat veteran, it is deeply humbling to be part of this historic moment. in washington, ray bogan, fox news. that's it for us here in the "four on 2". but ktvu fox 2 news at 5:00 begins right after the break. as people who love the outdoors,
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the view from above the carr fire shows the devastation and how big the fire is. tens of thousands of acres burned more than 100 homes destroyed and sadly two people have been killed while fighting this fire. good evening. i'm andre senior. frank is off tonight. >> and i'm julie haener. the redding fire department announced today that the fire inspector jeremy stoke died fighting the carr fire in shasta county. a privately hired bulldozer operator also died. three more firefighters from
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marin have been injured battling this fire which is still out of control. at least 125 homes have been destroyed. investigators say the fire was sparked by a vehicle. it is now grown to 44,000 acres and it's only 3% contained. >> so that was the devastation from the ground of the here's what it looked like from the air from skyfox. just to give you perspective skyfox is flying at around 10,000 feet off the ground. a smoke plume you see there rising to about 16,000 feet. those flames burning enough to engulf trees. >> hundreds of homes are threatened. flames jumped the sacramento river last night into western redding. thousands of people are now under orders to evacuate in the town of 95,000. we have live team coverage of the fire. rob malcolm is following the three firefighters injured fighting the five. and chief meteorologist bill martin is tracking the

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