Citizens in the Happy Camp and Seiad Valley are being warned, the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a pre-evacuation notice to the residents of Seiad Valley due to the threat of the Goff Fire.
The threat of the Goff Fire is expected to reach that area Monday night. A 24-hour pre-evacuation notice was issued last night. At this pre-evacuation notice stage, the Sheriff’s Office says the wildfire is estimated to be 12 hours away from potential threat to private property. Residents are urged to take precautionary preparations.
Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office states if evacuation is necessary, it will include closure of the Seiad Creek Road and possibly additional roads, depending on fire behavior. The Sheriff’s Office also says an evacuation center will be established at the Siskiyou Golden Fair Ground, located at 1172 Fairlane Road, in Yreka, California. The center will be equipped to accomodate small and large animals as well.
The Goff Fire is the last living burn left in the Fort Complex Fires, currently at around 10,000 acres and only 15% contained. Fire officials say this could all change Monday night as high winds are expected in that region.