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:    
State Route 36 is closed at the Trinity County line due to the wildfires. It's unknown when the roadway will re-open:    
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The North Coast says farewell to Don Clausen

FORTUNA - A ten-term congressman was eulogized today in Fortuna celebrating a long-time career in public service.

Friends, family, colleagues and admirers said their final goodbyes to Don Clausen, a champion for the north coast.  Colleagues said Clausen was all about duty, honor and country.

A five sport star at Ferndale High, he even was the drum major for the school band and could twirl a mean baton. He served under six presidents; from Kennedy to Reagan during his ten terms in congress. He lived by the axiom: It’s amazing what good things can happen when you don’t care who gets the credit. His love for the North Coast was second to none. Among a whole host of accomplishments,  he felt his greatest achievement was helping make the Lady Bird Johnson Grove a part of  Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.

Rest in peace…Don Clausen.