Red Cross Evacuation Center for Mad River/Ruth at: Van Duzen Community Center, Van Duzen Road, Mad River:
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: - Click for more Info
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 www.ncuaqmd.org.: - Click for more Info
Arcata Fire to continue parcel fee for service
ARCATA- Arcata Fire Protection District will continue their parcel fee for residents within their fire district. A committee made up of citizens within the district recommended that the fire district keep the $22 parcel fee to continue the additional revenue for the fire district.
Fire Chief Desmond Cowan said the revenue is needed for the district to grow with the community. "We really need to prepare to move onto the next step," said Cowan.
Voters approved a ballot measure in 2006 to pay a fee to help fund the fire district. Cowan said since voters approved the measure the fire district has brought in $1.3 million dollars every year. Since then fire district has purchased five new fire trucks and doubled their on-duty career staff.