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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.

Cases: 3074812

Reported Deaths: 35060
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles103873814416
San Bernardino2569141560
Riverside2510002676
San Diego2185552174
Orange2165092508
Santa Clara949051129
Kern87240572
Fresno83200968
Sacramento811831128
Alameda68649788
Ventura62774462
San Joaquin58843788
Contra Costa53349460
Stanislaus43121766
Tulare42186515
Monterey36464255
San Mateo32887309
San Francisco29502266
Solano25983107
Santa Barbara25405243
Imperial25333474
Merced24570316
Sonoma24184242
Kings19588148
Placer17490184
San Luis Obispo16056140
Madera13528151
Santa Cruz12461113
Marin11732159
Yolo10789138
Shasta9750123
Butte9528128
El Dorado788649
Sutter782879
Napa767244
Lassen519916
San Benito500346
Yuba499627
Tehama433244
Tuolumne340340
Nevada323474
Mendocino319232
Amador302431
Lake262531
Humboldt242725
Glenn194820
Colusa17969
Calaveras162123
Siskiyou145713
Mono11244
Inyo98329
Del Norte8672
Plumas5895
Modoc3853
Mariposa3464
Trinity3044
Sierra820
Alpine730
Unassigned00
Chico
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Oroville
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Chico
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Red Bluff
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Red Bluff
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Chico
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We'll be staying dry today, but clouds will be increasing. Temperatures will be cooler today. We'll have even cooler temperatures, rain, and snow on the way in your Friday forecast. Heavier rain and snow are projected late this weekend and next week.
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