YREKA, Calif. - Multiple cooperating agencies and partners, including CAL FIRE and private industry operators, are using heavy equipment to construct firelines and contain numerous spot fires.
Crews are building a direct handline on the eastern perimeter to contain the fire moving north from the 43N15 Road toward Garner Mountain, and south from the 43N15 Road to connect into the 43N04 Road.
Firefighters have been working to contain a 10-acre slop over where the fire crossed the existing control line on the far northern perimeter.
Firefighters are holding the fire east of Picadilly Ridge while continuing structure assessment and protection to the southwest in the Duck Lake area.
Due to the steep, inaccessible terrain on the southern fire perimeter, crews are working to conduct defensive burning operations in small sections to prevent fire spread pushed by northwest winds.
Firefighters are igniting control lines by hand along the 43N04 Road to increase their defenses along the southern edge.
As weather permits, crews will ignite near the 43N80B Road from Stephens Butte west to False Gap near the origin of the fire.
The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office has issued Evacuation Orders for the following communities:
Round Valley area, including Long Prairie Road
Old State Highway.
For the most current and accurate evacuation information for Siskiyou County, please visit: https://arcg.is/1mWjWj