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What you need to know: August 15

A recap of what you need to know to start your day

Posted: Aug 15, 2018 9:27 AM
Updated: Aug 15, 2018 9:41 AM

New Mandatory Evacuations for Mendocino Complex

The Mendocino Fire is 314,925 acres and 64 percent contained. Parts of southwest Glenn County are being told to evacuate this morning. This is the fourth county the fire is impacting. The west boundary of the Lake County line to the Mendocino National Forest is under a mandatory order.
A Utah firefighter killed Monday has been identified as 42-year-old Battalion Chief Matthew Burchett.
Cal Fire says he was killed by a falling tree.

The Hirz Fire Grows in Size

The Hirz Fire, burning in Shasta-Trinity Forest, grew to approximately 7,321 acres as of this morning. It is five percent contained. Firefighters continue to work on containment lines to the north and west. Forest service officials say the fire is burning in extremely steep and rugged terrain west of Gilman Road near the McCloud arm of Shasta Lake. Please avoid Gilman Road, east of Interstate 5.

Carr Fire Controlled Burns Continue

The Carr Fire burning in Shasta and Trinity Counties is 211,038 and 67 percent contained. Cal Fire is conducting control burns along the northeast side of the fire, near Lake Head. Evacuations are now lifted for the Rainbow Lake area.

Free Health Fair

Ampla Health is hosting free health fairs in honor of National Health Center Week.
Attendees can get free health screenings and other services.
Wednesday's event is at their Gridley office. On Thursday, the fair will be set up at their office in Orland.

Esplanade Construction Work

Construction work is underway at East 8th and The Esplanade in Chico.
The project includes creating a system that will connect traffic lights with emergency vehicles. This will allow first responders to have a clear path through The Esplanade. The work is expected to be completed by this fall.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 554388

Reported Deaths: 10307
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2067784967
Riverside40452799
Orange39076720
San Bernardino35452502
San Diego31779586
Kern22626171
Fresno17031171
Alameda13213208
San Joaquin12303211
Santa Clara11475203
Sacramento10795161
Tulare10475196
Imperial9693244
Stanislaus9566161
Contra Costa9022138
Ventura814689
San Francisco743267
Santa Barbara670469
San Mateo6110120
Marin528779
Monterey521235
Merced501264
Kings445356
Solano402940
Sonoma343147
Madera230239
Placer218620
San Luis Obispo209315
Yolo169043
Santa Cruz12386
Butte10958
Napa104610
Sutter9217
El Dorado7291
San Benito7094
Lassen6380
Yuba5884
Shasta41810
Mendocino38010
Colusa3624
Glenn3603
Nevada3221
Humboldt2824
Tehama2761
Lake2202
Amador1642
Mono1531
Tuolumne1522
Calaveras1471
Del Norte990
Siskiyou930
Inyo643
Mariposa602
Plumas340
Modoc50
Trinity50
Sierra30
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Few Clouds
97° wxIcon
Hi: 103° Lo: 71°
Feels Like: 98°
Oroville
Clear
98° wxIcon
Hi: 103° Lo: 72°
Feels Like: 99°
Paradise
Few Clouds
97° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 72°
Feels Like: 98°
Chester
Clear
89° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 89°
Red Bluff
Clear
102° wxIcon
Hi: 107° Lo: 73°
Feels Like: 103°
Willows
Few Clouds
97° wxIcon
Hi: 106° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 98°
Strong heat lasts through Monday with mountain thunderstorms on Monday. The heat backs off by mid-week.
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