Gov. Jerry Brown is requesting a major disaster declaration from the White House. The Mendocino Complex Fire is now over 280,000 acres, the largest in California’s history.
The Murphy Fire has closed a portion of Highway 70 near Feather River Canyon. Cal Fire says it is burning in the Plumas National Forest. A precautionary evacuation notice has been issued for the Little Indian Creek area, Belden, Beldentown and Little Haven. Campgrounds are open, but the Pacific Crest Trail is closed.
The Carr Fire is now 172,055 acres and is 47 percent contained. Seven lives have been lost and 1,077 homes have been destroyed. Several more evacuation orders have been lifted. See the latest repopulation orders HERE.
The Shasta County District Attorney is warning Carr Fire victims to be aware of possible contracting scams. Bay Area counties affected by fires last year saw companies offer discounted prices and then leave, receiving money but not doing any work.
The Chico City Council made four big decisions at the August 7 meeting including:
- Approved Enloe Medical Center’s expansion
- Allowed three Chico Police Officers to serve as school resource officers at local high schools
- Repealed an ordinance allowing Chico Scrap Metal to stay on East 20th street
- Upheld an appeal of a planned Subway drive-thru on Nord and West Sacramento Avenues