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:
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
Eureka structure fire caused by faulty electrical cord
EUREKA- A faulty electrical cord was the cause of a structure fire this morning on Humboldt Hill in Eureka.
It happened just before 9 a.m. a garage in a duplex on the 6300 of Humboldt Hill Road caught fire. Neighbors and passerbys helped attack the flames before fire crews arrived on scene.
"I pulled over, put on my blinkers, I was one of the first responders," Eureka Resident Daniel Badeaux said. "Me and it looked like the rest of the family members grabbed fire extinguishers from the walls and we probably exhausted about five fire extinguishers in the building itself."
The fire was knocked down quickly with the garage and home sustaining minor damage. A dog, cat and birds were removed from the home. There were no injuries but fire crews say, you should always be careful and know your surroundings if you choose to try and extinguish a fire.
"We caution everybody to be safe when attacking a fire the best thing to do is get an early notification to us," Humboldt Bay Fire Battalion Chief Chris Emmons said. "If you're going to attack the fire with a fire extinguishers, make sure you can still get away from it."