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
Emergency personnel rescue naked woman off banks of Eel River
RIO DELL - Emergency personnel rescued an allegedly naked and disoriented transient female off the Eel River Sunday morning.
Just before 7:30 am, Rio Dell Fire and Police responded to the banks of the Eel after a resident, walking in the area, reported calls for help. A drift boat assisted a rescue crew across the river to aid the victim who was found sitting on a rock. She was wrapped in blankets and transported to Redwood Memorial Hospital for possible hypothermia.
It is not known what circumstances brought the woman to be in the state she was found. Authorities have not released her name. The incident continues to be investigated by police and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department.