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:    
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North Coast woman pardoned by Governor for 18-year-old crime

Governor Jerry Brown has pardoned a North Coast woman for a crime she committed in Humboldt County 18 years ago.

Brown issued 127 pardons on Christmas Eve mostly for drug related crimes. However, Arlette Adelle Wendlandt was pardoned for a burglary that she committed in 1995.

The pardon states that Wendlandt burglarized a home and took food to feed her children. She was sentenced in November of 1995 and served two years and five months on probation.

The governor said that she’s paid her debt to society and has proved that she’s lived an honest and upright life since the incident.