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    

Woman arrested on suspicion of DUI in injury crash

Loleta - A woman has been arrested for DUI after crashing her car into a tree and sustaining major injuries.

According to the CHP, late Monday morning, 61-year-old Linda Joy Merson of Fortuna was driving her BMW southbound on Highway 101 just north of Fernbridge when she drifted off the roadway and collided head on into a tree. Merson had to be extricated from her vehicle by Fortuna Volunteer Fire Department and was transported to Redwood Memorial Hospital. It was there she was placed under arrest for DUI but released to the hospital for her injuries. An investigation is continuing.