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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: 796436

Reported Deaths: 15291
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2633336423
Riverside576951173
San Bernardino53121908
Orange525381176
San Diego45425767
Kern31647357
Fresno27944362
Sacramento21800393
Alameda20839395
Santa Clara20648300
San Joaquin20060434
Stanislaus16425342
Contra Costa16156202
Tulare15782257
Ventura12507146
Imperial11658317
San Francisco1090199
San Mateo9664144
Monterey964570
Santa Barbara8952111
Merced8803140
Kings754477
Sonoma7225120
Marin6620114
Solano623260
Madera442465
Placer352343
San Luis Obispo345327
Butte277640
Yolo277355
Santa Cruz22838
Sutter168610
Napa165213
San Benito131411
Yuba11337
El Dorado10784
Mendocino88718
Shasta75114
Lassen7360
Glenn5683
Tehama5294
Nevada5256
Colusa5226
Lake51611
Humboldt4906
Calaveras31414
Amador28716
Tuolumne2264
Inyo18714
Mono1652
Siskiyou1630
Del Norte1381
Mariposa752
Plumas500
Modoc250
Trinity150
Sierra60
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Overcast
66° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 66°
Oroville
Clear
65° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 65°
Paradise
Overcast
66° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 66°
Chester
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 54°
Red Bluff
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 64°
Willows
Overcast
66° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 66°
Wednesday has been similar to Tuesday around northern California with comfortable temperatures, but unhealthy levels of smoke in the air. A cold front is approaching the West Coast, and that will move over the region on Thursday.
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