Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on June 16.
The Dairy Fire is burning south of Red Bluff. It started at East Canal Road and Tyler Road. The fire has grown to 150 acres and is 20% contained. CAL FIRE said overnight the U.S. Fish and Wildlife took over command of that incident because of where it's located.
Also, a fire is burning near Whiskeytown reservoir in Shasta County in the area of Benson Dr. and Rock Creek Road. CAL FIRE last reported 100 acres burned and 45% containment. Right now, it doesn't appear to be threatening any homes.
The Chico City Council failed last night to pass a motion advancing the shelter crisis extension. Considerations to extend the current crisis declaration are set to end this month. Council members claimed the motion needed to go through city staff first. Mayor Coolidge said there is still a chance for council members to bring it back up.
The Shasta County Board of Supervisors declared a countywide drought emergency. The emergency declaration states that no one should use water for outdoor landscaping, no water for car washing unless connected to a shutoff nozzle, no water to wash sidewalks and driveways, and no water for decorative fountains or displays
With the heat returning, the City of Chico is opening an emergency cooling center Wednesday. It's located at the north end of Depot Park on 5th Street and Cedar Street. The center will remain open through Monday. It is open every day from noon to 8 p.m. People are asked to leave backpacks and other items outside the tent area and keep pets on a leash.
Tonight is the first Wednesday night of the 'Party in the Park" farmer's market in Paradise. It starts in the Paradise Community Park at 5:30 p.m. and lasts until 8:15 p.m. Just like in years past, there is a kids' zone, bands and performers, arts and crafts. The event will run for eight straight Wednesdays.