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:    
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Brush fire near Loleta

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LOLETA:  Fire fighters responded to a brush fire along Highway 101 near Loleta Thursday evening. A little after 5pm, Cal Fire, along with Loleta Fire and a High Rock Conservation fire crew responded to a brush fire just north of the Loleta exit.

Crews spent the better part of an hour putting out several spot fires. Officials say the blaze was started by a faulty catalytic converter from a passing vehicle. Pieces of the converter were found in the various hot spots. No injuries were reported.

Cal fire officials say this type of fire is fairly common during the summer months. But, with extreme dry conditions all over the state, more brush fires along highway areas are taking place this winter.