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
Lodge Lightning Complex Fire increases to 10,000 acres
Leggett - An update on the Lodge Lightning complex fire burning just south of us near Leggett. Evacuation orders have been reduced to evacuation warnings in the following areas: “Camp Seabow”, “Elder Place”, “Tan Oak Park”, “Bald Mountain Ranch”, “Mad Creek”, and “Elk Creek” east of Brush Mountain.
The evacuation order will remain in place for Hermitage, Big Bend and Camp St. Michael.
The fire has been burning for more than a week and has spread significantly since that time. According to Calfire, it is now at 10 thousand acres and is 40 percent contained...there are more than two thousand personnel working to knock out the blaze.. 11 fire fighters have been injured.
The American Red Cross has created an evacuation shelter at the Leggit School for all residents affected by those orders.
Calfire officials have scheduled two meetings for Tuesday, August 12th in Leggett and Laytonville. These are informational meetings with opportunities for questions. The Leggett meeting will be at noon at Leggett School - 1 School Way and in Laytonville at 2 pm at Harwood Hall – 44400 Willis Avenue.