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:    
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Green Report -- A Little House of Your Own

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Now fourteen years old, the tiny home phenomenon is growing rapidly.  Now, many people are seeing value to the small homes on wheels, alternatives to cost prohibitive traditional homes.  The tiny homes (200 square feet) can cost $20,000 to $60,000 but they circumvent zoning and construction regulations.  Two men are building tiny homes locally and say they need one so they can work and live in the same place.  They are farmers and builders and believe that they need a home close to where they would work.  So while controversial, tiny homes are growing in popularity.