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

Thanksgiving residential fire caused by chimney

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CUTTEN- A chimney was the cause of a residential fire in Cutten on Thursday and fire officials say it could have been prevented.

Humboldt bay fire responded to reports of flames around 3 p.m. on the 4200 block of Walnut Drive. When firefighters arrived on scene, they found a small fire on the home’s roof. According to fire officials, an ember fell out of the chimney and onto surrounding shingles. No one was injured and there was minimal damage to the home. With temperature beginning to drop, fire officials say warming fires like these are more likely to occur but can easily be prevented.

“This time of year is definitely, with weather getting colder they definitely have their wood stoves going,” said Battalion Chief Bill Reynolds. “We encourage people to make sure to have their chimney cleaned on a regularly basis and to make sure all of their safety equipment, the spark arresters on top are operating and can help avoid this in the future.”