Red Cross Evacuation Center for Mad River/Ruth at: Van Duzen Community Center, Van Duzen Road, Mad River:    
Precautionary evacuations for the town of Blocksburg.:    
Mandatory Evacuations for residences in the area of Mad River Rd from Highway 36 to Three Forks Road area and the back side of the lake on Ruth/Zenia Road to the Ruth Dam:    
State Route 36 is closed at the Trinity County line due to the wildfires. It's unknown when the roadway will re-open:    
For 24-hour Air Quality Information, call the NCUAQMD’s hotline toll-free at 1-866-BURN-DAY (1-866-287-6329), or visit the website at    


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Local agencies help provide support to Cal Fire. The Mad River Complex Fire is 5% contained. We take a look at how air quality is affected. Eureka man arrested after allegedly burglarizing home. 

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA- Nearly 9,000 firefighters are battling 24 large fires in California and the Governor has declared a state of emergency.

There are more than 100 fires burning in Humboldt and Trinity Counties. This includes 71 lightning sparked fires charring 900 acres in the Alderpoint-Blocksburg area. According to Cal Fire, the blazes are just 5% contained. A Cal Fire official says...

Smoke, haze, and degraded air quality is being experienced throughout Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity Counties due to the recent dry lightning strikes which have caused numerous small fires in the Six Rivers and Shasta-Trinity National Forest as well as State Responsibility Areas. Weather forecasts indicate moderate to poor conditions which may result in increased smoke impacts in the...

NORTH COAST - With the amount of wildfires, local agencies on the north coast are providing support to CAL FIRE.

The Arcata Fire District has had three personnel assisting in Bridgeville since Thursday night. Officials from the district say it is unknown when those firefighters will return. As for Humboldt Bay Fire, seven personnel are providing backfield coverage. One fire engine is...

NORTH COAST- The Mad River Complex, four separate clusters of fires in the Buck Mountain and Ruth Lake areas, continues to burn. 

CAL FIRE officials say at least 17 homes have been damaged and two of them destroyed the Ruth Lake area so far.  In addition, two vehicles have been destroyed.  There are no reported injuries.  Six Rivers National Forest officials confirm 200 more fire...

NORTH COAST - Citizens are seeing surprising effects on the north coast as a result of the growing wildfires. Residents have seen everything from smoke to ash falling from the sky. This is raising air quality concerns.

All resulting from wildfires; first it was a widespread haze seen on the north coast just two days ago, Friday night, unusual skies.

“Well the sky was a really...

Recent dry lightning strikes have caused numerous small fires in the Six Rivers and Shasta-Trinity National Forest as well as State Responsibility Areas. Residents in Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity Counties may see some smoke associated with wildfires. The amount of smoke in your area will depend on weather and fire activity.


Active lightning strikes over the last two days on the Six Rivers National Forest have resulted in multiple fires on all of the forest’s districts—from north to south, the Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River National Recreation Area, Orleans Ranger District, Lower Trinity Ranger District and the Mad River Ranger District.