YREKA, Calif. – People are being told to leave their homes in a small town in Northern California, as a wildfire puts structures in danger. The Goff Fire has now come close to homes in Seiad Valley, which has prompted a mandatory evacuation.
An evacuation center has been set up here at the Yreka Golden Fairgrounds, waiting for people who could be on their way with an evacuation notice in place in Seiad Valley, which is directly in the path of the Goff Fire. The evac area is ready to go, as the fire forces people from their homes.
The Goff Fire continued on its path toward Seiad Valley on Monday night and Tuesday morning, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office officially gave residents a mandatory evacuation order. People living on Seiad Creek were told to leave immediately.
Fire crews say the steep terrain is still making it difficult to control the fire, but they say their first priority is protecting the homes. Crews are in place to fight the flames and reduce the fuel in its path. Meanwhile the evacuation center has been opened at the fairgrounds, and will provide water, food, and a place to stay if residents have nowhere else to go. Fairgrounds officials say there will be room for livestock at the evacuation zone for anybody trying to escape the Goff Fire.