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:    
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     - Click for more Info

New leadership at Del Norte CHP

CRESCENT CITY  – The California Highway Patrol has a new commander at the Del Norte division in Crescent City. Rick Thoma replaces Mike Redel who retired December 30 of 2014.

Lieutenant Thoma has been a member of the CHP for over twenty years including the last three and a half years in Crescent City. Previous experience was in Tuolumne County, Santa Clara and San Benito Counties as well as Monterey.

He’s familiar with North Coast issues and looks forward to working with local law enforcement leaders to continue to address the needs of the community.