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What you need to know: August 14

A recap of what you need to know to start your day in the North State.

Posted: Aug 14, 2018 8:09 AM
Updated: Aug 14, 2018 10:27 AM

Utah Firefighter Killed While Battling the Mendocino Complex

A Utah firefighter has been killed while battling the Mendocino Complex fire on Monday.
This now marks 11 people killed in state wildfires this year.
The Mendocino Complex has burned nearly 350,000 acres and is the largest in California history.

Fallen Chico Firefighter's Memorial to be Held Friday

Cal Fire says a memorial service for Butte County Cal Fire Mechanic Andrew Brake will be held this Friday.
The public service will be held at 5 p.m. at Saint John Episcopal church in Chico.
Brake, of Chico, was killed in a vehicle crash last Thursday, while on his way to work on the Carr Fire.

Hirz Fire Community Meeting to Take Place tonight

A community meeting for those impacted by the Hirz Fire will take place tonight. It's happening at the Lakehead Lions Club at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Eight homes are evacuated and several campgrounds closed in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, north of the McCloud arm of Shasta Lake. The fire is now over 4,500 acres and five percent contained.

Most of Yosemite National Parks Reopens Today

Today, most of Yosemite National park is set to reopen.
It is after a 20-day closure that costs the surrounding communities an estimated $50 million in lost tourism revenue.
The nearby Ferguson Fire has burned over 96,000 acres and is 86 percent contained.
Two firefighters have lost their lives battling that fire.

Butte County Sheriff Launches Citizen Rim

The Butte County Sheriff's Office has launched a new website called Citizen RIMS.
It has an interactive map of crime data in your area, as well as news releases.

Chico Police Street Crime Unit Ends

The specialized Chico Police Street Crimes Unit has wrapped up operations for the summer.
The officers will be put back on patrol in the north and south campus areas, now that Chico State students are returning for the fall semester.
Police say they are hopeful city council will approve funding to re-instate the street crimes unit.

Parts of Southern Upper Bidwell Park Reopen After Stoney Fire

More areas of south Bidwell Park are reopening following the Stoney Fire.
The park division warns there are still potential hazards, such as weakened tree branches or smoldering tree roots.
They advise you stay on the trails.

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
Clear
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Hi: 85° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 68°
Oroville
Clear
67° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 67°
Paradise
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 68°
Chester
Clear
56° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 56°
Red Bluff
Clear
67° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 67°
Willows
Clear
68° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 68°
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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