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:    
State Route 36 is closed at the Trinity County line due to the wildfires. It's unknown when the roadway will re-open:    
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Fortuna Police Department warns of holiday scams

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FORTUNA- Millions of Americans participated in Cyber Monday and as the holiday shopping season kicks off, the Fortuna Police Department is launching their 24 Scams of Christmas campaign. Although scams can happen at anytime, the department is encouraging shoppers to be extra cautious this Christmas.

Scams often increase around the holiday season when people are spending and buying the most. As more people begin to shop online this year, the department warns of unsolicited emails with large discount coupons or too good to be true gifts. These emails can often give your device a virus, and can lead to a stolen identity.

“If it looks too good to be true, it's probably too good to be true,” said Lt. Matthew Eberhardt with the Fortuna Police Department. “If there's question about it, log on to the actual official website, don't click a link. If it happens to be a big chain business offering this deal, go through their official website don't click on the email offering the 90 percent off coupon or something.”