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 www.ncuaqmd.org.:    

Local woman receives special honor from Washington D.C.

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EUREKA- A local woman is honored for her work with the North Coast Veterans Honor Flight. On Wednesday, Mary Barber was presented with the actual flag that flew over the Nations Capitol on Veterans Day this year, to recognize all the volunteer hours and personal financing put into the honor flight program. All together, Barber has helped to bring over 300 WWII and Korean War Veterans to Washington, D.C., all at no charge to them. This year a trip is planned for the month of May to take 50 veterans to D.C.