Mandatory evacuation for both sides of Lower Mad River Road, from Ruth Marina/Journey’s End to Ruth/Zenia Road. :
State Route 36 is closed at the Trinity County line due to the wildfires. It's unknown when the roadway will re-open:
Man injured in assault
From Eureka Police Department:
Just before 7 pm on Tuesday night, Eureka Police officer’s responded to the foot of Del Norte Street to a transient related
unknown problem. A male subject was discovered with life threatening injuries likely caused by an assault. The male victim is a 30 year old male transient, Brandon Spharler.
Spharler was unable to give a statement prior to emergency medical procedures.
The Eureka Police Department’s Investigation Division is asking the public for any information about this incident. Spharler had a friend known as Rocko, who shared his camp area. Investigators are also requesting that Rocko make contact with investigators.
Anybody with information about this incident should contact Detective John Gordon at (707) 441-4032.