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 www.ncuaqmd.org.: - Click for more Info
City officials to extend declaration of emergency in Fortuna
FORTUNA- Weeks after one of the worst fires Fortuna has seen in nearly 30 years, city officials continue to look for outside funding to cover emergency response costs.
Tuesday city council members will vote to extend an declaration of local emergency. On January 28 a fire wiped out five local businesses on main street. Later that afternoon, a 5.7 earthquake added to the response.
The city says they are working toward any avenue possible to divert spending city general fund dollars on the emergency response effort. The cost would greatly diminish general fund reserves. Extending the local emergency may entice other government organizations to help cover the costs.
Also at Tuesday's meeting, staff will appoint an ad hoc litigation review committee for an ongoing case against the city and will appoint a new member to the historic commission.