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What You Need to Know: August 8

Good Morning North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day for August 8, 2018.

Posted: Aug 8, 2018 9:27 AM

Mendocino Complex Fire Updates

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.

Murphy Fire Updates

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.

Carr Fire Updates

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.

Contracting Scams

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.

Chico City Council Meeting Updates

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- Repealed an ordinance allowing Chico Scrap Metal to stay on East 20th street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

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 264681

Reported Deaths: 6373
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1150243487
Riverside19450479
Orange16854366
San Diego16726387
San Bernardino14922269
Imperial7039114
Alameda6855140
Fresno611077
Santa Clara5273161
Kern524582
Tulare4627136
San Joaquin447455
Sacramento423669
San Francisco377650
Contra Costa366281
San Mateo3536108
Santa Barbara326129
Ventura324047
Marin271921
Stanislaus266045
Kings263432
Monterey206415
Solano147625
Sonoma135911
Merced127211
Placer87711
San Luis Obispo7012
Yolo67726
Madera5785
Santa Cruz4573
Napa3764
San Benito2732
Sutter2523
Lassen2420
El Dorado2260
Butte2063
Shasta1545
Humboldt1444
Nevada1291
Glenn1220
Yuba1061
Tehama881
Lake871
Mendocino850
Colusa700
Del Norte581
Calaveras530
Mono451
Tuolumne430
Inyo331
Amador310
Siskiyou310
Mariposa271
Plumas110
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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Elevated fire danger returns for your Monday. A Red Flag Warning is set to go into effect from 2pm through 9pm along the Eastern Slopes of the Sierra tonight. We'll be very warm and dry this week, and will get hotter this weekend.
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