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
Sheriff's Department rescues stranded driver
A woman driving a remote road on Kneeland got stuck in mud and was rescued by Sheriff’s helicopter.
Thirty three year old Maggie Sylvies was giving a ride to a friend around 9:30 pm March 9th and en route got stuck in heavy mud near the Iaqua Conservation Easement on Shower’s Pass Road on the backside in Kneeland. With very low power on her cell phone, she texted her sister who was able to call the Sheriff’s Department and deputies started a drive search. A helicopter from Redding was also dispatched in the search and they ultimately found the vehicle march 10th around 1 pm. Deputies assisted Sylvies and a passenger get her car out and on the road again.
The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public to tell family and friends where they are going, and the expected return time. Also, have warm clothing and a charged cell phone with GPS if possible. Cold weather this time of year can cause bodily harm and even death if a traveler is unprepared.