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HUMBOLDT/TRINITY COUNTIES - The North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District has classified more areas with hazardous smoke conditions.

As of Thursday afternoon, Weaverville and Burnt Ranch in Humboldt County and Denny, Hayfork and Hyampom in Trinity County received the designation. The Hoopa Tribe has also issued a warning for the Hoopa Valley. Weather conditions and the...

Post date: Thu, 08/20/2015 - 17:19

GASQUET - A hug got sent from Washington State and was delivered to a fire fighter on the front lines in Del Norte County.

Linda Arnold lives in Washington and knew about three fallen firefighters in her state that died Thursday. It hit close to home because her brother, John Clayton, is a captain for a Tuscon, Arizona Fire Department. He’s helping out with the Gasquet Complex Fire....

Post date: Wed, 08/19/2015 - 23:49

HUMBOLDT & TRINITY COUNTIES - Fire officials have called two community meetings that will be held Thursday and Friday in Eastern Humboldt and Trinity Counties.

Thursday at 4 pm, residents in the area are invited to the Hyampom Volunteer Fire Department in Hyampom for the latest updates. Also on Friday, US Forest Service is holding a meeting to update the public at the Lamb Creek...

Post date: Wed, 08/19/2015 - 20:32

BROOKINGS - The City of Brookings is looking for community support through the National Disaster Resilience Competition for an alternative water source project that would benefit the city and its neighbor, Harbor.

The proposal would include construction of an intertie between the Brookings and Harbor water systems that could be activated in the event of an emergency such as a major fire...

Post date: Wed, 08/19/2015 - 19:16

NORTH COAST - As wildfires burn throughout Northern California, air quality conditions continue to be monitored.

Officials say a strong high pressure system is preventing smoke from dispersing over much of the fire areas. Despite observable haze here on the coast, particulate matter will stay moderate.

Conditions are expected to remain the same with some relief Thursday and...

Post date: Wed, 08/19/2015 - 19:09

MCKINLEYVILLE- Charges have been upgraded for the man accused of stabbing two with a box cutter Monday in McKinleyville.

Jason Edward Balke, 35, of McKinleyville is now being charged with attempted homicide. He pled not guilty to those charges in court Wednesday.

The upgraded charge follows one victim's medical evaluation. Though non-life threatening, the sheriff's office says...

Post date: Wed, 08/19/2015 - 18:53

FORTUNA- Hundreds lined up Wednesday morning in Fortuna for free fresh produce and a visit with local social services.

"On produce day we will have people, I think these people start lining up at 6:30- 7 A.M. so they're first in line to make sure that they get what they can have, so that they can have some fresh produce at home," Fortuna Community Services Executive Director Rhonda...

Post date: Wed, 08/19/2015 - 18:52

SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT- The Humboldt Lightning Complex fires are now fully contained according to CAL FIRE. During the three week battle, one local group provided some much needed inspiration.

Firefighters received these cards and posters from local kids and community members last week. Pay It Forward Southern Humboldt coordinated their creation. The posters were made at the local farmer's...

Post date: Wed, 08/19/2015 - 18:50