9/8 Empire KVCR Midday News: El Dorado Fire Evacuations, U.S. National Forest Closures, and More

Sep 8, 2020

Monday through Thursday at lunchtime, Empire KVCR News has your daily news rundown. Stories highlighted today include:

  1. El Dorado Fire prompts evacuation orders in Cherry Valley. A map of the evacuation area can be found at www.rivcoready.org/ActiveEvents
  2. The U.S. Forest Service announced the temporary closure of numerous national forest lands due to dangerous fire conditions.
  3. California’s largest utility shuts off power to 172,000 customers to guard against equipment sparking wildfires.
  4. California is on the verge of phasing out its state-operated juvenile prison system.
  5. U.S. theme parks are still finding it tough to bring back guests this summer despite safety measures, and California parks have been closed since mid-March.