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
Woman and child injured in serious accident in TrinIdad
The following is a California Highway Patrol Press Release:
On November 27, 2013, at approximately 3:10 PM, Miranda Ann Costa of Trinidad, CA was driving her 2003 Volkswagen northbound on Scenic Drive north of Westhaven Drive. Her child, Malachai Costa (age 2), was in the right front passenger seat. For reasons still under investigation, Ms. Costa made an unsafe turning movement, left the roadway, and struck a tree. The roof of the vehicle sustained major damage due to the collision. No other vehicles were involved. Neither Ms. Costa nor the child were restrained at the time of the collision. Ms. Costa had to be extricated from the vehicle. Both occupants were transported to Mad River Community Hospital by ambulances. Ms. Costa sustained major injuries during the collision. Malachai Costa sustained minor injuries. Ms. Costa was subsequently arrested for felony driving under the influence of alcohol and / or drugs and causing injury to another person, felony child endangerment, felony probation violation, and misdemeanor driving on a suspended license as a result of a previous DUI activity.
The California Highway Patrol - Humboldt Area responded to the scene and is conducting the investigation. Emergency personnel from CalFire, Arcata Fire Department, Westhaven Volunteer Fire Department, Trinidad Volunteer Fire Department, and Arcata-Mad River Ambulance also responded to the scene. As a result of this collision, Scenic Drive was completely closed for approximately 45 minutes, and one-way traffic control was conducted for another 45 minutes. The cause of this collision remains under investigation.
***Look for more on this story tomorrow on News Channel 3***