Shasta-Trinity National Forest Fork Complex: A community meeting will be held today, August 2, at 1pm at the Hayfork Community Church in Hayfork. A community meeting will be held today, August 2, at 4pm in Hyampom, at the Volunteer Fire Department.:    
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:    
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Del Norte Airport not affected by Skywest phase out

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CRESCENT CITY - With Skywest’s announcement this week to phase out their smaller planes, came concerns about the Del Norte County Airport and its capabilities to handle the change.

Skywest announced that they will transition their current fleet and bring in larger planes, and those planes require longer runways.

The Arcata-Eureka Airport has appropriate runways for the change but Del Norte may not. Del Norte Airport manager Matthew Leitner says not to worry, though. The Del Norte Airport is an Essential Air Service Market, so the Department of Transportation will ensure that there is service to and from the airport.

In addition, Skywest has a contract with the airport through next July. Leitner says the airport will not lose air service.

If anything, the "Department of Transportation will issue a hold to keep current planes for Del Norte.