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Millions Spent On Fighting 2012 Wildfires

By Jim McCoy Fri 8th March Newswildfires
Federal statistics show that efforts to douse the largest of the nation's wildfires last year cost more than $580 million, and it took more than three months in some cases to put out the flames. A summary by the National Interagency Fire Center also shows more than 80 percent of the 51 largest fires were sparked by lightning.Read More »

Amid Challenging Conditions, Progress Made On Goff Fire

By Jim McCoy Wed 5th September NewsFort Complex FiresGoff Firewildfires

The Goff Fire, which has kept firefighters busy for over a month, is now roughly 24-percent contained.

The U.S. Forest Service reports that work continues on northernmost perimeter to keep the blaze from crossing the Butte Fork of the Applegate River. Crews are also working east of Goff creek to contain the fire on that side.Read More »

Weather Forecast Creating Concern In Fight Against Goff Fire

By Jim McCoy Tue 4th September NewsGoff Firewildfires

Firefighters continue their effort to strengthen hand lines at the Goff Fire. At latest report, the lightning-caused fire that started August 5th has burned 21,625 acres and is 15 percent contained.Read More »

Firefighters Stationed To Protect Homes Near Goff Fire

By Jim McCoy Wed 29th August NewsevacuationsGoff Firewildfires

Reports from the front lines indicate that the Goff Fire has reached containment lines, some within a few hundreds of some structures along the west side of Siead Creek Road and Highway 96 in Seiad Valley.
Firefighters are poised to protect threatened homes.Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Goff Fire Prompts Evacuation Notice of Seiad Valley

By Jim McCoy Tue 28th August NewsevacuationsGoff Firewildfires

At just after 11 a.m., the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s office issued a 6-hour notice for immediate evacuation in the Siead Valley area due to the spread of the Goff Fire. Residents have one to two hours or less to evacuate.Read More »

Wildfire Update: Seiad Valley Residents Alerted for Possible Evacuation

The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department is issuing a 12-hour evacuation notice in the community of Seiad Valley. This occurs as the Goff Fire approaches their community. Residents will be advised to leave when another warning is given.Read More »

Crews Continue Work on Goff Fire

By Jim McCoy Fri 24th August NewsFort Complex Fireswildfires

Crews are continuing their work on the Goff Fire, the last remaining fire in the Fort Complex.
In the last day, the fire has grown to 5,300 acres, primarily growing along the east fork of Portugese Creek. At last report, the fire is 15 percent contained.Read More »

Fire Crews in Fort Complex Turn Focus to Goff Fire

By Jim McCoy Thu 23rd August NewsFort Complex Fireswildfires

Crews working on the Goff Fire are continuing to hold and improve fire lines up Fort Goff Creek to prevent the blaze from crossing over to the creek’s west side.Read More »

California Fire Hampers Ecosystem Study

By Jim McCoy Wed 22nd August Newsenvironmental studiesReading firewildfires

Forest fires burning in Northern California have hampered the efforts of Oregon environmental scientists studying a northern California ecosystem. The Medford Mail Tribune reports scientists with the Klamath Network were forced to leave Lassen Volcanic National Park when fire burned a 43-square-mile area of the park.
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Fort Complex Fires

By Jim McCoy Tue 21st August NewsForest Complex firewildfires

The latest word from forestry officials is that the Fort Complex Fire is at 5,983 acres of midday Tuesday. Within the last day, the Goff Fire grew by 351 acres up to the Pacific Crest Trail, prompting closures. By Tuesday evening, the Klamath National Forest manage the fire. The blaze is 37 percent contained.Read More »

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