Red Cross Evacuation Center for Mad River/Ruth at: Van Duzen Community Center, Van Duzen Road, Mad River:
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
Lit candle causes house fire in McKinleyville
MCKINLEYVILLE- There was a house fire in McKinleyville Thursday night. Officials said a lit candle may be to blame for a teen’s second degree burns. Arcata fire said a woman and her teenage daughter fell asleep while leaving a candle burning next to a bedroom nightstand. The woman reportedly woke up to the sound of her fire alarm and noticed smoke in the house. Fire crews said the candle melted over and caught the nightstand on fire which then spread to the mattress and nearby walls.
When firefighters arrived they found the occupants trying to fight the fire themselves by using a garden hose and buckets of water. The teen sustained second-degree burns to her foot while her mother sustained a laceration to the hand.