Goff fire nears the community of Seiad Valley

The Goff fire in Northern California reached containment lines this morning, coming within a few hundred yards of structures along the west side of Seiad Creek Road and Highway 96 in Seiad Valley, the U.S. Forest Service reports.

The fire is expected to move across Canyon Creek towards the West Fork Seiad Creek over the next 24 hours. Firefighters are stationed along Seiad Creek Road and Seiad Oak Road to protect homes and property, fire officials said.

Structure protection crews continue preparations along the Seiad Valley Road to protect homes and other buildings. Firefighters are using strategic firing operations only when necessary to strengthen containment lines.

On the west side the fire is expected to move across the ridge between Four Mile Butte and Tims Peak and north toward Mount Emily over the next 24 hours. Firefighters will continue to strengthen containment lines.

Temperatures are expected to be 85 to 90 degrees today. The winds along the ridge tops are will be out of the northeast at 6 to 8 mph with gusts up to 15 mph.

On Tuesday, the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office issued a six-hour notification for mandatory evacuation. Residents of Seiad Valley had one to two hours or less to evacuate following this third stage of notification. The notice included closure of Seiad Creek Road, Seiad Oaks Road and some portions of the west side of Highway 96. An evacuation center has been established at Siskiyou Golden Fair Grounds, 1172 Fairlane Road, Yreka, Calif. The evacuation center can house large and small animals as well.

For additional evacuation information contact the Siskiyou County Sheriff Department at 530-841-2900, or the Goff Fire Information Center at 530-493-1514, or at inciweb.org/incident/3117. Select Fort Complex then select the "Closures" tab or "News" tab. The Sheriff's Department will also have current information and evacuation plans available via the Siskiyou County Sheriff Department Facebook page.

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