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:
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.:
UPDATE: Charges filed in Alderpoint shooting
From the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:
On 05/25/2014, charges were filed by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office against Harold Drummond regarding the shooting which occurred in the Alderpoint area on 05/24/2014. Drummond was arrested after the incident occurred on an unrelated warrant. Drummond is currently being held on the following charges: Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Convicted Felon in Possession of Ammunition, and Negligent Discharge of a Firearm. Drummond’s bail amount is set at $100,000.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at
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On 05/24/2014 at approximately 2:39 PM, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call regarding a female who had been shot by an unknown firearm. The incident occurred in the area of Highland Street in Alderpoint. Deputies responded to the scene and located the female who was being treated by medical personnel. Deputies contacted the Reporting Party, Harold Drummond age 42. During the course of the investigation, Drummond admitted to accidentally discharging a handgun which struck the female victim.
The handgun was recovered and Drummond was arrested on an unrelated warrant. Drummond was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on his warrant. The female victim was flown to an out of county hospital for treatment. The identity of the female will be kept confidential due to the ongoing investigation.