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:
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Arcata receives "A" rating from American Lung Association
ARCATA- Arcata has received an "A" grade from the American Lung Association after passing their smoking ban ordinance last year. The city has a better grade than in 2012 when the received a "C" grade for the category of 'smoke free outdoor area.'
In June, the city council voted unanimously to pass the ordinance that prohibited smoking within the downtown area, Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary and Community Forrest.
The city has a better overall rating, up from D to C, from the association that grades cities countrywide on their tobacoo control.
Environmental Services Director, Mark Andre, said the ordinance has gone further than just helping prevent second hand smoke, but by reducing litter and trash from discarded cigarettes.