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
Structure Fire Update: Fire Began With Discarded Cigarette
MCKINLEYVILLE- Fire officials believe a structure fire that occurred in McKinleyville Tuesday evening started from a discarded cigarette.
The fire happened at 1762 ½ Bird Avenue shortly after 5pm.The fire began outside between a home and shed. The flames quickly spread to engulf the house. Fire officials say power lines fell on the house, collapsing the roof.
No one was inside the home at the time and there were no injuries. Multiple engines arrived at the scene to fight the fire.
“We strongly believe that the most likely cause was a discarded cigarette,” said Arcata Fire Battalion Chief Sean Campbell. “It was also fueled by the high winds which allowed things to dry out a little bit more. A smoldering fire can grow once wind gets on it and we believe that's exactly what happened."
The home was completely destroyed. The local red cross-shelter is working closely with the family to assist them.