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What you need to know this Monday: President Trump, wildfires, poor air quality

Good morning, North State. This morning we're tracking the President's visit to California, wildfires, and air quality levels.

Posted: Sep 14, 2020 9:57 AM
Updated: Sep 14, 2020 10:16 AM

Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on Sept. 14.

Bear Fire: List of identified victims

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office confirmed 14 people are dead and seven people are missing as the Bear Fire continues to burn in Butte County. Sheriff’s deputies released the identities of three of the victims of the fire. They are Khawar Bhatti, age 58, Millicent Catarancuic, age 77, Josiah Williams, age 16. All three victims are from Berry Creek. The Bear Fire has burned over 74,000 acres.

President Trump to visit Sacramento

The president is set to visit California this morning. The president has plans to meet with local and federal fire and emergency representatives at a military base for Cal Fire operations in Sacramento. Action News Now will have reporters on scene with the president -- working to learn if he has any plans to visit Berry Creek or other communities in our area. 

Unhealthy air quality

You can still anticipate unhealthy air quality in most of northern California. Be careful when you drive through Butte County as visibility is low due to smoke from the North Complex. Health experts suggest you wear an N-95 mask if you have to be outside but if you do not have one then it may just be best to stay inside.

Post office closures related to Bear Fire

Several post offices are closed due to the Bear Fire. If you usually receive mail from the Oroville, Clipper Mills, Challenge, Forebstown, Berry Creek, Brownsville, or Rackerby post offices - you can pick up mail at the Yuba City post office on Plumas Street. You must provide identification to get your mail.

Firefighters working to keep the Slater Fire from homes in Oregon and California

The Slater Fire in Siskiyou County has burned more than 130,000 acres. at least 150 homes have been destroyed, and two people have died. The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office says both deaths occurred near Happy Camp. The fire started in the Klamath National Forest and stretches across the Oregon border. Highway 96 remains closed in the area west of Yreka.

Willow Fire reaches 85% containment

Fire crews seeing more containment on the Willow Fire - it is burning on the south side of the Butte-Yuba county line. This fire is near Smartsville. It has destroyed about 30 homes and burned through 1,300 acres. This morning - it is 85% contained. Mandatory evacuation orders remain in place.

WHO reports record-day increase

The World Health Organization Sunday reported a record one-day increase in global coronavirus cases with over 307,000 in just a 24-hour period. The biggest increases are from India, the United States, and Brazil. India reported the most new cases. Its total is now over 4.8 million and Brazil has over 4.3 million confirmed cases.

Sally, now a hurricane, shifts east, putting Mississippi and Alabama coasts in its crosshairs

For the second time in just a few weeks, the gulf coast is preparing for another hurricane. Forecasters say tropical storm Sally is growing in strength off the gulf coast and it could make landfall as a hurricane. Sally continues to strengthen as it tracks towards the Gulf Coast today. The storm is expected to make landfall as a hurricane anywhere from Louisiana to Florida.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 903684

Reported Deaths: 17343
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2989376989
Riverside657571279
San Bernardino623531072
Orange583261444
San Diego54314868
Kern33775416
Fresno30590436
Sacramento25264484
Santa Clara24014388
Alameda23215460
San Joaquin21630489
Contra Costa18523241
Stanislaus17572396
Tulare17495286
Ventura14192164
Imperial12700336
San Francisco12069140
Monterey1132189
San Mateo11075159
Santa Barbara9760120
Merced9465155
Sonoma9163134
Kings821883
Solano728674
Marin7057128
Madera498174
San Luis Obispo414132
Placer408857
Yolo316658
Butte305952
Santa Cruz277125
Napa194215
Shasta184630
Sutter183712
San Benito143615
El Dorado13154
Yuba129310
Mendocino112421
Tehama8628
Lassen7661
Lake68915
Glenn6573
Nevada6088
Humboldt5629
Colusa5506
Calaveras34218
Amador32416
Tuolumne2684
Inyo22715
Siskiyou1930
Del Norte1781
Mono1782
Mariposa782
Plumas680
Modoc290
Trinity260
Sierra60
Alpine30
Unassigned00
Chico
Few Clouds
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Hi: 70° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 61°
Oroville
Few Clouds
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Hi: 72° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 60°
Paradise
Few Clouds
61° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 61°
Chester
Clear
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Hi: 48° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 20°
Red Bluff
Clear
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Hi: 67° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 59°
Willows
Few Clouds
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Hi: 69° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 61°
Fire danger will be extreme Sunday-Monday as the biggest dry wind event of the season takes shape. A widespread freeze in the Sierra-Cascades as low as single-digit values possible Sunday night. Mild & sunny weather after Tuesday.
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