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. There will be a meeting Saturday at 6pm at the Baptist Church in Bridgeville 48215 Alderpoint Road :    
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 www.ncuaqmd.org.:    

Briceland fire chief dies

BRICELAND- A southern Humboldt fire chief passed away Thursday night. Briceland Fire Department Chief Tim Olsen, 71, died after serving his Briceland community for nearly twenty years. Olsen also served on the Shelter Cove fire department for over ten years.

Friends and co-workers of Olsen describe him as a true hero, energetic, passionate about his work, and a mentor to all. It is unknown how Olsen died. A memorial has been set up in front of the fire station where community members can pay their respect.