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 evacuation for both sides of Lower Mad River Road, from Ruth Marina/Journey’s End to Ruth/Zenia Road. :    
State Route 36 is closed at the Trinity County line due to the wildfires. It's unknown when the roadway will re-open:    

Crescent City man charged with attempted murder after assaulting deputy

CRESCENT CITY- The Del Norte County District Attorney's office has decided to charge a Crescent City man who assaulted an officer with attempted murder.

71-year old William Alberts allegedly assaulted his family, slashing a glass door with a machete, and then threw that machete at a deputy. 

It happened Monday on the 2200 block of Holben road. Alberts and one deputy were taken to the hospital for treatment from cuts from the glass of the door. The deputy has since been released from the hospital and all the family members within the home are unharmed.  

The District Attorney’s office has charged him with attempted murder of a peace officer, assault on a peace officer, and a series of other charges. He is being held on $1,000,000 bail.