Goff fire continues to grow

The Goff fire in the Klamath River drainage grew to 7,500 acres overnight and continues to send smoke into the Rogue Valley.

The fire is near the small community of Seiad Valley in Northern California, but there are no plans to evacuate the area at this point, according to U.S. Forest Service officials Saturday morning.

The fire in the Klamath National Forest, ignited by an Aug. 5 thunderstorm, is 15 percent contained. Nearly 500 firefighters are battling the blaze burning in steep, rugged terrain.

Closures include a section of the Pacific Crest Trail from Highway 96 to Lily Pad Lake.

See the forest website at www.fs.usda.gov/klamath for further closure information.

The fire is part of the Fort complex, which included the 977-acre Hello and 403-acre Lick fires on the southern edge of the adjacent Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. Those two fires, which were started by the same storm, are now nearly contained.

More Goff fire information is available at www.inciweb.org.

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