Mandatory evacuation for both sides of Lower Mad River Road, from Ruth Marina/Journey’s End to Ruth/Zenia Road. :
State Route 36 is closed at the Trinity County line due to the wildfires. It's unknown when the roadway will re-open:
Fortuna woman arrested for arson fire in McKinleyville
Fortuna - A suspicious fire in McKinleyville has lead detectives to an arson suspect in Fortuna. Detectives with the District Attorney’s Office have arrested "Jennifer Gibbs" AKA Jennifer Abeyta of Fortuna who was taken into custody without incident on June 19 Arcata Fire responded to the 1800 block of Columbus Road in Mckinleyville for a residential fire that caused more than
$280.000 in damages. A cause and origin investigation was conducted and it was determined the fire had been deliberately set. The case went to the District Attorney’s Office and a warrant was issued for Ms. Gibbs.
At this time there is no further information and the investigation is ongoing.