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:    
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Car engulfed in flames near Motel 6, cause remains under investigation

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EUREKA-- Fire investigators are looking into what caused a car to go up in flames mid-morning Friday.

 

The call came in around 10 a.m. as it was parked in a lot between the Village Pantry restaurant and Motel 6. Fire officials say they were told by some witnesses they had seen people trying to start the car, then less that an hour later flames engulfed the vehicle.

 

Firefighters say it looks to have started in the driver’s side under the dash or floor board, but that the engine compartment was untouched. Flames blew out the windows and burned out all of the upholstery, leaving just the metal frame and wiring.

 

No cause has been determined.