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What You Need to Know: Dec. 13

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Dec. 13.

Posted: Dec 13, 2018 7:46 AM
Updated: Dec 13, 2018 9:00 AM

Scheduled Meeting in Oroville Focuses on Debris Removal
A Camp Fire community meeting is scheduled in Oroville Thursday. It will focus on the office of emergency service’s debris removal program. People can also turn in your “right of entry” forms at the meeting. The meeting is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the State Theatre Arts Guild on Myers Street in Oroville. The meeting will also be streamed live on the Butte County Facebook page.


Fire Recovery Meeting at Yankee Hill
On Thursday night, the Yankee Hill Safe Council plans to hold a fire recovery meeting. The meeting is set to run from 7-8:30 p.m. at Spring Valley School on Pentz Road. That is just off Highway 70 in Oroville. County representatives will be on hand to answer questions.


Stanley Avenue Project Approved by Butte County
Developers now have the green light to put more homes on Stanley Avenue. Butte County supervisors approved the project Tuesday. This development has been on the table of three years. It was just approved due to a need for housing caused by the Camp Fire.


Bullet Holes Found in Equipment near Camp Fire Origin: PG&E
PG&E says it found bullet holes and damaged power lines near where the fire started in Pulga. They say a power line may have broken free and made contact with the tower on November 8. Cal Fire is continuing their investigation – they have confirmed that there were two points of ignition.


Several Families of Camp Fire Victims File Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Several families of Camp Fire victims are suing PG&E for wrongful death. Lawyers announced the suit in Chico Wednesday. It claims PG&E failed to follow safety practices. That led to poorly maintained power lines that sparked the fire.


Be Alert of Scams: Butte County DA
The Butte County District Attorney is reminding everyone to be alert to scams in the wake of the Camp Fire. The DA is investigating unlicensed or fraudulent contractors, rentals and fake disaster officials offering services as well as people who falsely claim to be Camp Fire victims.


Road Closure near Highway 70
Union Pacific will be working on tracks across Central House Road. There will be a hard closure from two miles east of Highway 70, to two miles west of Palermo Honcut Highway. That is from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 574231

Reported Deaths: 10476
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2105434998
Riverside41983820
Orange40527726
San Bernardino36072546
San Diego32975594
Kern24440171
Fresno17846171
Alameda13631209
San Joaquin12864223
Santa Clara12694205
Sacramento12040177
Tulare10862196
Stanislaus10264169
Imperial9693244
Contra Costa9404139
Ventura863492
San Francisco762367
Santa Barbara670469
San Mateo6318120
Merced573670
Monterey544635
Marin540481
Kings445356
Solano427441
Sonoma367047
Madera246339
Placer231922
San Luis Obispo225416
Yolo183444
Santa Cruz12436
Butte12388
Napa107411
Sutter9527
San Benito7654
El Dorado7552
Lassen6830
Yuba6464
Mendocino47210
Shasta45910
Colusa3914
Glenn3603
Nevada3571
Humboldt2864
Tehama2761
Lake2402
Amador1822
Mono1581
Tuolumne1553
Calaveras1471
Inyo1063
Siskiyou1020
Del Norte1000
Mariposa622
Plumas360
Modoc50
Trinity50
Sierra40
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Few Clouds
72° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 72°
Oroville
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 95° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 72°
Paradise
Few Clouds
72° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 72°
Chester
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 70°
Red Bluff
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 75°
Willows
Few Clouds
72° wxIcon
Hi: 98° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 72°
We won't be as hot today, but the threat of thunderstorms will result in elevated fire danger this afternoon and tonight. The heat ramps up through your extended forecast.
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