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:    
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Humboldt County Animal Shelter at overcapacity

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MCKINLEYVILLE - Overcrowding in the Humboldt County Animal Shelter almost ended in drastic measures Monday morning.

"We were scheduled to do some euthanasia today but due to the community response, we were able to cancel that and that's a good thing,” Sgt. Ernie Stewart, with the Humboldt County Animal Shelter, said.

Due to some adoptions, the shelter is at a more manageable number, but still sitting at over-capacity. The shelter is built to house about 52 dogs and currently has more than 60.

Rescue groups that partner with the shelter put the word out this weekend that the shelter had scheduled euthanasia for Monday morning, but the community has shown its support. The animal shelter has had more than six adoptions already today. 

“We just have a very strong support in the community for the animals that we have here and whenever we have an issue like this and the word gets out, there are always a number of people that step up and come in to help,” Sgt. Stewart said.

If you are interested in supporting the shelter, all adoption fees are 50% off through the end of December. And if you can't make that long term commitment, shorter-term fostering is always an option. You can find out more at the Animal Shelter’s facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HumboldtAnimalShelter