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

Fortuna campaign sign ordinance suspended, city council votes 4 to 1

FORTUNA- In Fortuna campaign candidates can now freely display campaign signs without prior restrictions. In a 4 to one vote Tuesday night the city council decided to toss out the old ordinance, which only allowed election campaign signs to be displayed 30-days prior to an election. Some argued campaigning frequently occurs beyond the 30-day period. 
 
Currently, the city council has suspended the previous ordinance and directed staff to work on alternatives. From there, the proposed changes would go to the planning council to develop a permanent ordinance. News Channel 3 reached to Mayor Douglas Strehl but was declined.