Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to get your day started on Sept. 25.
High fire danger means there is a possibility of PG&E power shut-offs. About 21,000 customers who could be impacted should already have received warnings and expect the outages to possibly last through Monday morning. Click here to view a PG&E outage map and everything you need to know in case of a shutoff.
Resources for Bear Fire survivors
For those directly impacted by the Bear Fire and have been forced to evacuate, there is more help available to discard food and trash. Recology of Butte County has set up disposal bins in the burn scar area. The bins are specifically designed to help those returning home until regular trash service resumes. The bins are not to be used for fire debris and ash.
The Bear Fire, also called the North Complex West Zone, has officially reached over 84,000 acres. Containment has increased to 73%. Over 2,200 structures have been destroyed. CAL FIRE says 10,000 structures are still threatened. The death toll remains 15. This morning the sheriff's office identified the 15th victim who lost their lives to the fire. Click here to view the identified victims.
A California U.S. District Judge has ordered the U.S. Census Bureau to keep counting through the end of October. The decision came out just a few hours ago. The judge ruled ending the count by September 30 would produce inaccurate results. The census count determined how trillions in federal dollars are distributed and congressional districts.
Extradition hearing scheduled for teen charged in Kenosha shooting
An extradition hearing is scheduled for Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse in Lake County, Illinois. The 17-year-old is charged with six criminal counts including homicide, for killing two men and injuring a third during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The shootings took place during protests over the police-involved shooting of Jacob Blake.
After several weeks of decline, the U.S. is seeing an uptick in coronavirus cases. Our nation is near seven million confirmed cases. The John Hopkins University COVID-19 dashboard indicates the U.S. accounts for over a fifth of cases and deaths worldwide.