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
Federal judge rejects environmental lawsuit against Willits bypass
WILLITS- A federal judge ruled Thursday to reject environmental groups lawsuit against the Willits bypass. The US District Court ruled in favor of Caltrans in a lawsuit that challenged construction of a highway bypass. The ruling allows Caltrans to continue building a four-lane freeway around the community of Willits. Environmental groups allege the construction has destroyed wetlands, streams, and woodlands.
The construction began in Jan. of 2013 and is considered about 30 percent complete. Caltrans says the project aims to eliminate a traffic bottleneck in the Willits area while enhancing fisheries and local wetlands.