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: - 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:
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Zane Middle School students build Popsicle stick bridges
EUREKA- A group of Zane Middle School students got a head start preparing for next month’s Humboldt Math Festival.
SHN Engineering and the American Society of Civil Engineers donated money to the festival so local students could compete in a Popsicle stick bridge-making contest. For the last few weeks, 6th graders in the Zane Middle School Engineering Program have been building practice bridges, which they tested on Tuesday using a bridge-testing device built by HSU Engineering students. The strongest practice bridge in the group supported 100 lbs. The kids hope to build stronger bridges for next month’s contest.
"I actually think this is a really fun project because I've never really built a bridge before and I think this is a good opportunity to learn about engineering and building and see how that kind of stuff works," said Mason Yates, a 6th grade student at Zane Middle School.
If any Humboldt County schools want to participate in the Popsicle stick bridge contest at next month’s festival, they can contact Ken Pinkerton, the Science/Engineering Teacher at Zane Middle School at (707) 441-2470.