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. There will be a meeting Saturday at 6pm at the Baptist Church in Bridgeville 48215 Alderpoint Road :
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.:
Victim identified in Sunday's fatal hit and run
The victim in Sunday’s fatal hit and run collision on Highway 101 has been identified as 29-year-old Blain Allen Kesselring of Eureka.
The California Highway Patrol said Gaurav Mehta was driving a 2011 Toyota Tundra northbound near Sunset Avenue when he struck the Kesselring. Officers said Mehta fled the scene in his vehicle, but stopped just after the SR-299 on-ramp because his car became disabled due to the damage. Mehta allegedly abandoned his vehicle and fled on foot. He was found in a nearby hotel and was arrested for felony hit and run and driving under the influence.
Kesselring died on scene. CHP is still investigating the crash.