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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.

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