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Good Morning El Paso 07.06.16

a fire overnight threatens neighboring homes in northwest el paso county. we have the details from our ’round the clock news team. more closures coming to parts of west el paso as crews continue work on the streetcar project. what you need to know in a live report. ‘the battle for the white house continues today after a historic day on the campaign trial. i’m abc’s stephanie ramos in washington, details next” a very good morning el paso, las cruces, and juarez. i’m stephanie valle. and i’m hillary floren. good morning, everyone. high pressure aloft remains parked over the region. this will mean yet another hot day with triple- digit afternoon temperatures across the lowlands. moisture is pooled up to our south and some of it is slipping north into the southern deserts. the borderland will see a few storms this afternoon and evening again today. thursday and friday the moisture finds a way to sneak in from the south to give all areas chances at isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms. expect more clouds and slightly cooler temperatures both days. for the upcoming weekend the moisture wanes as high pressure increases again. this will mean few to no storms with temperatures bumping back to the 100s for the weekend and early next week. now to round the clock coverage.. officials are investigating how a fire started last night. it happened on the 87-hundred block of tom mays in westway, east of vinton, just before 8 officials are investigating how a fire started last night. it happened on the 87-hundred block of tom mays in westway, east of vinton, just before 8 o’clock. the west valley fire department told abc-7 when they arrived on the scene — they found flames coming from the windows and the roof of the detached apartment. officials say it almost spread to neighboring homes. everyone inside the home was able to get out safely. crews remained on the scene overnight to monitor hot spots. the cause is under investigation. more ’round the clock coverage… one person was seriously injured after a crash in far east el paso. it happened just after midnight on loop 375 near montwood. according to emergency dispatchers, one person was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. the area was closed off for several hours but has been reopened for your morning commute. happening today– more closures are in store for the completion of the downtown streetcar project. good morning el paso’s denise olivas is live with the details … denise? i’m in the kern place area where residents and business owners share this busy part of stanton. to give you a better look– starting today– stanton st. will be closed from mississippi ave to cincinnati ave. while the railway is laid on the southbound part of the streetcar route– over on oregon– in this area crews will begin relocating underground utilities. that means part of this street will be ripped apart so crews can get under the surface of this street to eventually lay down the rails. the work here is expected to last 3 weeks, but hard date for the reopening of this area is not set. this all comes as business owners are trying to revive the cincinnati st. area. popular bars have closed down in the last 2 years. business is slowly returning with the opening of some new bars and restaurants, but it’s quite booming like it used to. our news partners– the el paso inc. reports the city is planing to invest in this area. it has three proposals to redesign the street, improve sidewalks and landscaping. i’ll let you know where you can submit your ideas and opinions in our next half hour. now to the latest in the race for the white house. hillary clinton is once again setting her sights on donald trump. but this time it’s not for something he said! the move on the heels of a historic day on the campaign trail. abc’s stephanie ramos reports from washington. it’s your voice, your vote. thousands of people waiting in line in north carolina to witness history. nats : “i am — i fired up.” if you didn’t know any better you’d think president obama was campaigning all over again! nats: “hillary hillary!! the commander-in-chief stumping for the former first lady in front of nearly 10 – thousand people with as much energy as he had in 2008 sot obama: “there has neve been any man or woman more qualified for this office than hillary clinton the former “team o a judge in south africa has sentenced oscar pistorius to 6 years in prison for murdering girlfriend reeva steenkamp. the double-amputee olympian had faced a possible 15-year jail term for shooting steenkamp in 2013. 6-07… weather and traffic on the 7s… high pressure aloft remains parked over the region. a street in far east el paso looks to be complete, so why hasn’t the city opened it yet for drivers? we went looking for answers. plus— cleanup continues today on the far east side after the long holiday weekend–so =how much will the county see after allowing the celebration this year? and this is abc-7, where news comes first!

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