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:    
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    

Del Norte residents discuss local education

DEL NORTE COUNTY- Residents in Del Norte County will be holding a community forum to talk about California’s new Local Control Funding Formula.
It’s a new law that was passed in July, and is expected to increase funding over the next eight years for local schools. In addition, the law aims to expand local control over education. According to officials with Building Healthy Communities (BHC), the new law will increase the Del Norte County Schools budget by over $13 million once it takes effect.
The forum is Tuesday, February 4th in Crescent City. The community is encouraged to attend.