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. There will be a meeting Saturday at 6pm at the Baptist Church in Bridgeville 48215 Alderpoint Road :    
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:    
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    

Hazards Under Your Sink -- and How to Get Rid of Them

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You may have hazards under your sink and not even know it.  Your garage as well.  Paint, pollutants and prescriptions, all are a clear and present danger.  The Humboldt Waste Management Authority is helping you to rid yhourself of these menaces--with its free hazardous waste disposal.

In addition, they tell you to buy only what you need and seek alternatives to dangeroius chemicals.  The internet can tell you about uses for baking soda, bleach and other helpful substances.  Avoid products marked "danger" and "hazardous."

Also, you can dispose of hazardous waste free on the first Saturday of the month and also special collection days.