Action News Now continues to provide updates on the latest fires across the North State. The Hog Fire is burning just west of Susanville and scorching 9,420 acres, at this hour it is only 9% contained. An evacuation order remains in place for the area around Lake Forest estates.
Two firefighters have been injured battling the Gold Fire. It is burning near the community of Adin, in Lassen County. The fire chief Paul Lemke was one of two firefighters injured, with burns to his face and arm. The other firefighter hurt suffered minor injuries. Both firefighters were welcomed back home Tuesday evening. The fire sparked early Monday, near highway 139. It has burned 8,500 acres and is at 5% containment. The sheriff’s office issued additional evacuation orders and warnings this morning.
The Badger Fire in Siskiyou County burned 557 acres it is 45% contained. Evacuation orders lifted along the west side of Highway 263 in the Hawkinsville area.
The Platina Fire in Shasta County burned 340 acres and is 65% contained. It started southwest of Redding Sunday afternoon. Three firefighters were injured - but all have been treated and released. The fire is still under investigation.
Butte County could be the latest county added to the state's coronavirus watch list. In order to be placed on the state watch list - public health reps say the rate of infections has to be 100 cases per 100,000 people. Right now, Butte is averaging at least 115 cases per day. The watch list would take effect this Saturday.
Trump signs memo to omit undocumented immigrants from census apportionment count
President Trump signed a memo seeking to exclude undocumented immigrants from the upcoming 2020 census. Census results determine the state's seats in the House of Representatives and how federal funds are divided. California Gov. Gavin Newsom is responding to that executive order in a statement saying "in California, we will not back down from our historic work to achieve a fair and accurate census count."