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 evacuation for both sides of Lower Mad River Road, from Ruth Marina/Journey’s End to Ruth/Zenia Road. :
State Route 36 is closed at the Trinity County line due to the wildfires. It's unknown when the roadway will re-open:
Chili Cook-off marks start of Fortuna Rodeo week activities
FORTUNA- Fortuna’s rodeo week festivities began Tuesday with the annual Chili Cook-off organized by the Fortuna Chamber of Commerce. at the event, 20 vendors and local community members competed for several award titles including Fortuna’s Best Chili.
Competitor booths lined main street, where visitors were able to taste and vote for their favorite chili while listening to local music.
Tuesday’s cook-off is the first of several events this week. City officials say hundreds from across Humboldt County are expected to come out for the fun.
“The best thing about it is just the variety of what you see out here,” said Chili Cook-off Coordinator, Lisa Whitchurch. “I mean, all of the chili's taste differently, all of the competitors present their wears and their personalities differently so entertainment value is huge. But also you just get to come down and see sunny Fortuna and it just ushers in the rodeo week so that people get an idea of what else is coming up for this week.”
Chili Cook-off winners:
Cattlemen’s Association Best Beef Chili: Fortuna Sunrise Rotary
Best Professional Chili: Kidlicious/Springville Steak
Rookie of the Year: Redwood Capital Bank
Fortuna’s Hottest Chili: California Conservation Corps