Shasta-Trinity National Forest Fork Complex: A community meeting will be held today, August 2, at 1pm at the Hayfork Community Church in Hayfork. A community meeting will be held today, August 2, at 4pm in Hyampom, at the Volunteer Fire Department.:
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: - 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 Police See Increase in Transients and Crime
Arcata police have seen the number of thefts and assaults go up as transients flow into Arcata. According to data from the Arcata Police Department the number of assaults, drug violations, and alcohol violations have gone up by 200%.
Det, Sgt. Todd Dokweiler, of Arcata Police, said every year they see an increase in crime that matches the number of transients in the area, especially downtwon. Dokweiler said they come through and stay in Arcata in between festivals.
Dokweiler said the city is prepared and have sent more police downtown.
"Yesterdays a prime example we see four officers in the downtown area. really just trying to get ahead of the problem," said Dokweiler.
Dokweiler said this impacts people shopping downtown which ultimately impacts business.
"For business folks especially in the downtown area this can really be impacted depending on the number of folks that are hanging around making people shopping a little uncomfortable," said Dokweiler.