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 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 www.ncuaqmd.org.:    

Deputy battling aggressive brain cancer

HUMBOLDT COUNTY- Corporal Rich Schlesiger with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office has been serving the community for over 20 years. He is a Humboldt County native and proud father of three children Chaz, Cade, and Callee. But recently, he and his family found out some shocking news. After years of fighting crime, Corporal Schlesiger is now fighting a different battle. 
 
In mid-January of this year, Rich experienced severe headaches over the course of several days. When the pain didn’t subside, his wife Morgan took him to the emergency room where a scan was conducted and a brain tumor discovered. 
 
To help Rich and his family, the community is rallying together to build the “Schlesiger Fight Club.” A dinner and auction to benefit the family will be held on Aril 6th at the Bear River Casino Community Center. Monetary donations can also be made out to the “Schlesiger Family Fund.”
 
Monetary Donations: HDSO, P.O. Box 1352 Eureka, 95502
 
Notate: ‘Schlesiger Family Fund’
 
To donate auction items you can call 599-6032.
 
(Pictured: Rich and Morgan Schlesiger with family)