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:
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DUI suspect arrested after high-speed chase
CRESCENT CITY- A alleged drunk driver led deputies on a high-speed chase early Wednesday morning. According to the Del Norte County Sheriff’s office, the driver, 39-year-old Eugene Colgrove III led deputies on a six-mile chase with speeds reaching 120 miles per hour around 1:30 a.m.
The pursuit kicked off near National Boulevard and Elk Valley Road, and ended after law enforcement deployed spike strips. It was then that Colgrove pulled over and was taken into custody. Some of the charges he is facing include evading police, reckless driving, and driving under the influence of alcohol.