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
Fatal motorcycle crash in Shelter Cove
From the California Highway Patrol:
On Monday, April 28, 2014, at approximately 4:05 PM, 40 year old Whitethorn resident Franklin Wilson was driving a 2005 Nissan Titan southbound on Upper Pacific Drive, approaching Seafoam Road. A 2006 Harley Davison motorcycle driven by 61 year old Shelter Cove resident Frank Basso was traveling northbound on Upper Pacific Drive approaching Seafoam Road. For reasons still under investigation, Wilson began to make a left turn onto Seafoam Road directly in front of Basso's motorcycle resulting in a collision between the two vehicles. Basso was transported by REACH Helicopter to Mercy Medical Center in Redding where he was placed in Intensive Care. On April 30th, Basso succumbed to his injuries while at the hospital.
This collision remains under investigation by the California Highway Patrol. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the cause of this collision.