Shasta-Trinity National Forest Fork Complex: A community meeting will be held today, August 2, at 1pm at the Hayfork Community Church in Hayfork. A community meeting will be held today, August 2, at 4pm in Hyampom, at the Volunteer Fire Department.:
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
Hash lab explosion in Fortuna
From the Fortuna Police Department:
FORTUNA, CA- On Monday November 11, 2013 at approximately 2200 hours, the Fortuna Police Department Communications Center received numerous 9-1-1 calls from subjects reporting an explosion at an apartment complex located at 137 12th Street, Fortuna. One caller reported that a “hash lab” had exploded.
A Sergeant with the Fortuna Police Department arrived on scene and located two male subjects who had sustained severe burns to their upper torso’s, arms and heads. Responders from the Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department and City Ambulance arrived within minutes and assisted the injured males. The two injures subjects were identified as Kenneth Nevers of Fortuna and Joseph White of Oakland, both were transported to Redwood Memorial Hospital and later airlifted out of the area for treatment.
Officers were able to locate several subjects who claimed to be within the apartment at the time of the explosion, one of which was a three month old infant. The additional subjects were uninjured.
While officers were checking the apartment, they observed items consistent with a butane process hash extraction lab. They also located the area of the explosion/fire.
This is an open investigation and further details will be released as they become available.