Assistance Center Opens For Trinity County Fire Victims

Trinity County residents affected by the August Lightning Complex will be able to find help at a local assistance center at the Ruth Lake Community Hall in Mad River Thursday through next Wednesday. Trinity County still has not been included in the list of counties covered by a federal disaster declaration. The largest fire in California history is 93% contained after burning 1,032,700 acres. All evacuation orders and warnings have been lifted in Trinity County.

Traffic on Highway 36 is still being escorted through the fire zone. The closure for westbound traffic is moving about 5 miles west of the Highway 3 junction, and the eastbound closure is still at South Fork Mountain Summit. Escorts are now operating 3 times a day, at 7AM, 12:30PM and 5:30Pm. On Sundays only escorts will run at the top of each hour between 7AM and 7PM. Replacement of guardrail, removal of hazard trees and culvert repair will likely continue until the end of November.