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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CHP officer reads a Dr. Seuss book to children in Fortuna

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FORTUNA- The Public Information Officer for the California Highway Patrol office in Arcata usually spends his day dealing with the media and writing press releases.  However, he spent Monday reading a Dr. Seuss book to a group of kids in Fortuna.

Officer Matt Harvey read, “Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?” to about 20 children, who are up to five years old.  The bilingual group of kids is part of South Fortuna Elementary School’s Play Group.  The reading was in celebration of “Read Across America Day,” a nation-wide, annual reading awareness program that falls on or near the birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss.  Officer Harvey said the event did more than teach the children in the play group the importance of reading.

"We want to be seen as an agency that's approachable.  And I think this is part of the efforts to do that.  Really, what it comes down to is helping save lives and show kids that, 'Hey law enforcement is friendly, we're positive, we're approachable and we're safe," said Officer Harvey.