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.:    

Celebrating Seniors -- The Dog Whisperer

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Ros Chapman is helping bring new life to abandoned dogs.  She is a volunteer at the Sequoia Humane Society.  Retired from retail, she is helping hard-to-place pets, especially those with a troubled past.  She volunteers by spending time with dogs, especially those which tend to be skittish near strangers.  Ros said she became a volunteer after losing two cats to old age.  Now she has found that her time at the Sequoia Humane Society is helping her to recover from that loss.