Red Cross Evacuation Center for Mad River/Ruth at: Van Duzen Community Center, Van Duzen Road, Mad River:    
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

Two local fire departments become Safe Surrender sites

NORTH COAST- Two North Coast fire departments are the first in Humboldt County to become official Safe Surrender Sites. Every hospital in the state is required by law to be designated as one of these sites, and Humboldt Bay Fire and the Arcata Fire Protection District have joined in. 
 
On Tuesday the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors voted to designate the two locations as a site where any parent is allowed to give up their child without fear of arrest for child abandonment. The safe surrender law has been in effect in the state since 2006 and according to the law any parent who is unable or unwilling to care for an infant can legally surrender their child within 72-hours of the child’s birth.