Red Cross Evacuation Center for Mad River/Ruth at: Van Duzen Community Center, Van Duzen Road, Mad River:
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
Deadly Arcata Fire Still Under Investigation
Crews From Arcata Fire Protection District are investigating the cause of the fire that killed one Arcata man in a blaze that broke out Saturday night. According to Battalion Chief Sean Campbell investigators believed the fire broke out in the kitchen but now believe the fire started in the living room.
Stephen McGeary died as a result of the fire. Campbell said crews tried to get to him, but could not reach him. Campbell said the home had a lot of furniture and personal belongings that made the fire move faster in the home.
The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation. The other resident of the home was able to escape the home without any injuries.