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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Suspect in alleged pellet gun shooting pleads "not guilty"

Christian John Kay plead “not guilty” today in court for charges stemming from an alleged pellet gun shooting that injured two Eureka High Students back in November.

The 18-year-old was arrested on November 14— a week after allegedly shooting a pellet gun from an apartment balcony at a group of students during lunch break. Two of the students received injuries and one had to be hospitalized. The students have since recovered.

The incident occurred about a third of a mile from the school, but still raised questions from parents why the school wasn't locked down.

Kay was suspended from school and is facing charges for assault with a deadly weapon.

He’s due back in court for a preliminary hearing on January 22.