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.:    

Coast Guard Barracuda sent to Port Angeles for upgrades

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MCKINLEYVILLE - A Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay cutter boat is out service and hundreds of miles away for some much needed upgrades.  

The 87 foot Barracuda, home-ported in Eureka, serves as the Coast Guard’s main boat for search and rescue missions, law enforcement and protecting marine resources. The boat has to be hoisted out of the water for maintenance and needs detail work every three years. The Barracuda is now in Port Angeles, Washington for a makeover by specialty craftsmen. Meanwhile, the Coast Guard will use it’s boat The Dorado.     

"As you can imagine after 17 years of being in this environment, its normal for them to need a face lift, So the cutter either goes up north to Port Angeles or south to the bay area and they get paint jobs, they redo a lot of the non-skid which is the deck areas and just check for normal functions, just to make sure that the barracuda can continue to serve the public for many years to come," said Coast Guard Surface Operations Lieutenant, Michelle Foster.