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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 »

Holloway Fire Contained, Barry Point Fire Stopped

By Jim McCoy Mon 20th August Newswildfires

The state Department of Forestry says the massive Holloway fire is now almost 100 contained. The lightning-caused blaze has scorched 245,505 acres in Oregon and 215,542 acres in Nevada since igniting earlier this month.
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The Latest on the Gold Hill and Barry Point Fires

By Jim McCoy Fri 17th August Newswildfires

Over 1,300 firefighters are at work on the Barry Point fire south of Lakeview. According to Rogue Weather.com, at last report, evacuations were in place as extreme fire behavior is being reported.  Read More »

Wildfire Update

By Jim McCoy Thu 16th August Newswildfires

Forestry officials are reporting progress being made on the wildfires burning in Oregon, California and Nevada.Read More »

Portions of Pacific Crest Trail Between Highway 138 & 58 Closed Due To Wildfire

By Jim McCoy Wed 15th August NewsPacific Crest Trailwildfires

Two wildfires broke out Tuesday afternoon in the Umpqua National Forest, approximately six miles northeast of Lemolo Lake near Windigo Butte. Crews are at work to suppress the 11 acre Cow Horn fire and the 75 acre Butte fire.Read More »

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