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:    
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     - Click for more Info

Chanukah and Thanksgiving on the same day today

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It doesn’t happen very often. But, because Thanksgiving is later this year, the Jewish celebration of Chanukah begins today on Thanksgiving. According to the date converter, the last time the two celebrations coincided was November 30th in 1899. The next time this will happen according to the converter is Thanksgiving Day, 2070…a mere 57 years from now. (If you happen to be alive then,you may just want to get that challah order in right now. Those tasty breads go quick!)  Locally Temple Beth El in Eureka began their celebration tonight at 5 pm.Coming up Sunday, December 1st, Chabad of Humboldt will present Chanukah on the Plaza. Festivities begin at 5 pm and there will be public menorah lighting, music, a raffle and more. For more information about Hanukah events go to or