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    

Commercial crab season officially to open

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Good news for those people who enjoy the bounty of Dungeness crab teeming in our waters off shore.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife says the Northern California Dungeness crab season will officially open on Sunday, Dec 1st north of the Mendocino County line. A 64-hour gear-setting period has been established. This means gear may be set no earlier that 8 am on Thursday November 28th. Oregon and Washington crab seasons have not been opened as of yet pending future testing results.