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What you need to know: June 16

Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on June 16.

Posted: Jun 16, 2021 8:44 AM
Updated: Jun 16, 2021 8:47 AM

Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on June 16.

Dairy Fire burning south of Red Bluff

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.

Rock Fire near Whiskeytown Lake grows to 100 acres

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.

Chico City Council denies staff direction on Shelter Crisis Declaration

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.

Shasta Supervisors declare a countywide drought emergency

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

Chico's Depot Park cooling center set to open Wednesday

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.

Reopening California: Events happening across local counties

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.

Chico
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Oroville
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Chester
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Red Bluff
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Willows
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We began the first full week of August on a slightly cooler note with a lot of high clouds, haze and smoke for most parts of northern California. The high clouds will remain through much of Tuesday, with other changes coming soon.
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