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
Community supports Scotia family who lost home in fire
SCOTIA- A Scotia family who lost virtually everything in a house fire, the Gaines family, says they now have more than ever, thanks to the generosity of the community.
"It's really blown me away and it's a big 'wow' for all the stuff we got. It is just amazing. There are like no words to describe everything we've been given," said Keren Gaines.
The fire took place in the early morning hours of January 14th in the 800 block of Scotia and the cause is still unknown. The Gaines family says people started giving them donations right away, and people from throughout Humboldt County are continuing to donate, from toys to clothes to furniture. Also, the Town Of Scotia Company provided the family with two months of free rent at another home. The Gaines family would like to thank everyone in the community who offered help and say the support they have received has been heartwarming.
"There really are people that care and it just really makes you feel proud to be a part of the Humboldt County Community," said Anthony Gaines.