SEVERE WX : Fire Weather Watch View Alerts
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

What You Need to Know: August 7

Good Morning North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day for August 7, 2018.

Posted: Aug 7, 2018 7:13 AM
Updated: Aug 7, 2018 7:14 AM

Mendocino-Complex Declared California’s Largest Fire in History
The Mendocino Complex Fire burning north of San Francisco as of Tuesday morning is now the state’s largest wildfire in history. It has scorched more than 283,000 acres which is roughly about the same size as Los Angeles. It is one of 16 wildfires burning in the state of California, including this brand new one in Cleveland National Forest. It was moving so fast that crews had to airlift hikers out.


Carr Fire Nearly Half Contained
The Carr Fire as of Tuesday morning is over 167,000 acres and 47 percent contained, according to Cal Fire. Seven people have died as a result of the deadly fire, the most recent was a 21-year-old PG&E worker. He was helping restore power on the western edge of the fire in Shasta County on Saturday when he died in an ATV crash.


Relocation for Shasta Elementary School
Shasta Union Elementary School is trying to find a new location for the start of the school year next Wednesday as damage from the Carr Fire is repaired. The school will also offer special services to their students who are impacted by the fire at home.


More Security at School and Nord Subway Drive-Thru on Chico City Council’s Agenda
The Chico City Council Tuesday night will decide whether to approve three police officers for high school campuses this year. If approved there might be a school resource officer as soon as the start of school next week. The officers would be under the Chico Police Department. Chico officials will also consider an appeal from business owners on Nord and West Sacramento Avenues on the plan to open a Subway drive-thru.


Former ‘Mighty Ducks’ Actor Arrested in Oroville: Police
Oroville police arrested Shaun Weiss, 39, for public drug intoxication. Weiss is a former actor most known for his role in Disney’s “Mighty Ducks.” He has recently faced legal battles such as theft and drug charges.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 302484

Reported Deaths: 6859
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1249923690
Riverside23334533
Orange21517402
San Diego18402415
San Bernardino17414304
Imperial7654127
Fresno762787
Alameda7407146
San Joaquin606567
Kern597989
Santa Clara5678166
Tulare5509148
Sacramento493278
Stanislaus436450
Contra Costa435788
San Francisco414550
Ventura409353
Santa Barbara386829
San Mateo3787111
Marin322730
Kings285539
Monterey234317
Solano198527
Merced179312
Sonoma151914
Placer99311
San Luis Obispo8774
Madera8578
Yolo80228
Santa Cruz5063
Napa4664
Sutter3374
Butte3194
San Benito3112
El Dorado2920
Lassen2690
Shasta1766
Yuba1633
Humboldt1614
Glenn1590
Nevada1591
Mendocino1070
Colusa1030
Lake1011
Tehama981
Calaveras610
Tuolumne600
Del Norte580
Mono491
Amador360
Inyo341
Siskiyou330
Mariposa311
Plumas150
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Few Clouds
100° wxIcon
Hi: 101° Lo: 68°
Feels Like: 100°
Oroville
Clear
100° wxIcon
Hi: 103° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 100°
Paradise
Few Clouds
100° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 69°
Feels Like: 100°
Chester
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 88°
Red Bluff
Clear
101° wxIcon
Hi: 103° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 101°
Willows
Few Clouds
100° wxIcon
Hi: 105° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 100°
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.
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events