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Goff Fire Prompts Evacuation Preps

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SEIAD VALLEY, Calif. — The Goff Fire in Northern California is now putting homes at risk and people living in the fire’s path are being warned they may have to leave.

The Goff Fire is now burning just up the hill from Seiad Valley, California. Now authorities are warning people they may need to get out. As the fire slowly creeps over the ridge and down the hill, The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office has given residents a 12-hour evacuation notice, telling them to start packing their things and be ready to go.

The Goff Fire is still only 15% contained and has burned more than 11,000 acres, and even though authorities say the fire is moving slowly, it is moving toward homes in the Seiad Creek Area. People living in Seiad Valley they have already begun planning their escape, and they are hoping their homes avoid disaster.

If an evacuation does go into place, people are being asked to head to the Yreka Golden Fairgrounds. There will also be a place to hold livestock. The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s office says if it becomes obvious the fire will reach homes in the area, people will receive a mandatory notice to evacuate.

Here is the evacuation notice issued by Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department