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.