Shasta-Trinity National Forest Fork Complex: A community meeting will be held today, August 2, at 1pm at the Hayfork Community Church in Hayfork. A community meeting will be held today, August 2, at 4pm in Hyampom, at the Volunteer Fire Department.:
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 www.ncuaqmd.org.: - Click for more Info
One dead, CHP officer in stable condition after Willow Creek shooting
WILLOW CREEK- An officer involved shooting has left one dead and a California Highway Patrol officer hospitalized with major injuries.
The shooting occurred after 1:35 a.m. on State Route 299 at Blue Jay Lane in front of Bigfoot Burger just east of Willow Creek.
The California Highway Patrol's Humboldt Communications Center received a report of a single vehicle accident. A CHP officer with the Willow Creek Resident Post responded to the scene.
The officer was reportedly violently attacked by the driver of the vehicle with a deadly weapon. The officer discharged his firearm, fatally shooting the suspect. Life saving efforts were performed at the scene but were unsuccessful.
CHP is not releasing what type of weapon the suspect used or how the officer was injured, but that the officer received major injuries and was and transported afterward to the hospital. He is currently in stable condition.
CHP said they know the identity of the suspect, but are not releasing the name at this time.
The Humboldt County Critical Incident Response Team is investigating the incident and CHP is performing an internal review.
The owner of Bigfoot Burger, Sil Brander lives above the restaurant and was home during the incident. He said his daughter was awoken by the crash, he called 9-1-1 and checked on the driver, who said he was okay. He said when the officer responded he heard six to seven shots fired and saw the scene unfold outside his home.
Update: Hoopa Tribal Chairwoman, Danielle Vigil-Masten expressed condolences for those affected by this fatal altercation and said, "Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the tribal member who crossed over Thursday morning and to the officer who was injured. We urge people to be respectful to one another during these tragic times."
Hoopa Elementary and High School will be closed on Friday along with tribal education programs. All scheduled youth activities in the Hoopa Valley are postponed until further notice.