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.:    

Winter Anti-DUI Crackdown arrests down from last year

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FORTUNA- Fifteen days into the Winter Anti-DUI Crackdown, the Avoid 8 DUI Task Force says they’ve made less arrests this year than in 2013.

As of Friday morning, 22 people have been arrested in Humboldt County for driving under the influence. That number is down from the 52 arrests made last year during the same time period. As part of the anti-dui campaign, the task force will continue saturated patrols across the county through January first.

“It's been great to see these numbers so low,” Task Force Coordinator Sgt. Charles Ellebrecht said. “Our preliminary traffic numbers as far as dui traffic collisions look like they're down as well. So we'll have those final numbers after the first. But as of this point, those numbers are down as well. Which is excellent. You know, ideally we'd like to see those numbers at zero, but a 50 percent cut compared to last year is definitely a great improvement.”