Red Cross Evacuation Center for Mad River/Ruth at: Van Duzen Community Center, Van Duzen Road, Mad River:    
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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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Huge bails set for two Del Norte Men after high speed chase

CRESCENT CITY - Two Del Norte men are held on substantial bail amounts after they were charged with over twenty counts related to a high speed chase in Smith River.

On March 9th Brandon Jon Proctor and Aniel Jacob Cardy led law enforcement on a pursuit and allegedly fired on a sheriff’s deputy and his ride-a-long passenger. The suspects ended up crashing their vehicle. Cardy was arrested on scene and Proctor was on the loose until taken into custody this past Wednesday.

Proctor faces 14-counts including attempted murder of a peace officer. He is being held on 2-million dollars bond. Cardy is charged with nine counts and bail is set at 1.5-million dollars.