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What You Need to Know: August 13

Good Morning North State! Here's what you need to know for August 13, 2018.

Posted: Aug 13, 2018 7:43 AM

Secretary of Interior Visits the North State
On Monday Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke will visit Redding to review efforts to battle the Carr Fire. Zinke last week penned an op-ed for USA Today outlining what he calls a proactive approach to fighting fire by utilizing among other steps, tree thinning and prescribed burns.


Containment Stays at 61% for Carr Fire
Monday marks three weeks since the deadly Carr Fire broke out near Whiskeytown Lake. It is still at 61 percent containment at 61 percent containment at over 201,000 acres. A disaster recovery center is open at the old K-Mart building in Redding at 9 a.m. daily.


All Evacuations Lifted for Hat Fire
All road closures and evacuations have been lifted for the Hat Fire near Burney. Cal Fire Shasta-Trinity Unit says Highway 299 East is now open to traffic. The fire is 1,900 acres and 55 percent contained.


Ranch Fire Now Largest in California History
Cal Fire has announced the Ranch Fire as the largest in California history at over 287,000 acres. It is part of the Mendocino-Complex Fire in Lake, Mendocino and Colusa Counties. The Ranch Fire is 62 percent contained as of Monday morning. The River Fire, the other part of the Mendocino-Complex Fire is 93 percent contained.


Yosemite Park Reopens after Ferguson Fire Erupts Nearby
Yosemite National Park will reopen Tuesday, 14 days after a wildfire choked the park with smoke at the peak of tourist season. Though the Ferguson Fire did not reach the heart of the park it burned in remote areas making roads inaccessible and polluting the area with smoke. The fire that started on July 13, one month ago Monday is now 83 percent contained.


2 Juveniles Arrested, 1 Still at Large for Alleged Armed Robbery in Chico
Chico police are searching for a third teen suspected of robbing a man at gunpoint and assaulting him in the South Campus area. It happened near West Ninth and Ivy Streets Saturday night. Two of the teens are now in juvenile detention.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 310885

Reported Deaths: 6955
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1274393744
Riverside24765537
Orange22650412
San Diego18863420
San Bernardino18275304
Imperial7759132
Fresno762787
Alameda7485147
San Joaquin627968
Kern619597
Santa Clara5863166
Tulare5678152
Sacramento515279
Contra Costa446088
Stanislaus436450
San Francisco431650
Ventura409353
Santa Barbara386829
San Mateo3846112
Marin336430
Kings285539
Monterey241918
Solano207528
Merced179312
Sonoma156114
Placer102111
San Luis Obispo9054
Madera8578
Yolo83928
Santa Cruz5373
Napa4774
Butte3384
Sutter3374
San Benito3112
El Dorado3070
Lassen2610
Shasta1766
Humboldt1654
Glenn1640
Nevada1631
Yuba1633
Lake1081
Mendocino1070
Colusa1030
Tehama981
Calaveras670
Tuolumne640
Del Norte600
Mono491
Siskiyou410
Amador360
Inyo341
Mariposa311
Plumas170
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
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Oroville
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Paradise
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Chester
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Red Bluff
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Willows
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A hot week will transform into an even hotter weekend over northern California as high pressure stays in control of our weather. No rain is in the forecast, but it will cool a bit by late next week.
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