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    

Fatal motorcycle crash in southern Humboldt

GARBERVILLE- A fatal accident Tuesday night in southern Humboldt killed a man when he crashed his motorcycle into a ditch after evading police.
CHP said the man was driving over 70 mph on his sport motorcycle southbound on Redwood Drive, when an officer attempted to pull him over. The motorcycle then took off onto Briceland Road where the officer stopped the pursuit due to dangerous road conditions. Nearly 45 minutes later the officer discovered the motorcycle had crashed into a ditch on Old Briceland Road where he succumbed to his injuries. The driver’s name is unknown at this time pending identification.