Red Cross Evacuation Center for Mad River/Ruth at: Van Duzen Community Center, Van Duzen Road, Mad River:
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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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Coroner releases name in fatal industrial accident
The following is from the Humboldt County Coroner's Office:
On January 6, 2015 at approximately 9:30 a.m., our office received request for response to Sierra Pacific Industries at 2593 State Route 255.
The decedent is Forrest Hill, CA, resident, Mike Vander Veen, 64 years old.
The manner of death appears to be an accidental electrocution. An autopsy will be held on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at our office.
This is an active investigation in conjunction with Cal/OSHA and Pacific Gas and Electric Company with the support of Arcata Fire. Additional details will be released upon completion of investigation as a whole.