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 www.ncuaqmd.org.:
FBI investigate incident at Fortuna PD; Powdery substance in mail
FORTUNA- The FBI is investigating an incident at the Fortuna Police Department that put the building on lockdown. A powdery substance was found in a piece of mail for a parking citation from College of the Redwoods.
The building was shut down for three hours after the substance was found leaving five employees inside after 12 p.m. Thursday. The Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department and a hazmat crew responded to the scene and determined that the substance was not hazardous.
The FBI is investigating the case with the department. It has not been determined if the Humboldt County District Attorney's Office or the FBI will continue with the case.
Investigating Officer Lindsey Frank said the department will charge the suspect to the fullest extent of the law and said they are taking the case very seriously.