Goff Fire Update for Sept. 6, 2012
Incident: Fort Complex Wildfire
Fort Complex / Goff Fire Information Update - Thursday, September 6, 2012
Firefighters continue to make good progress in their efforts to complete direct handline along the northern and eastern perimeter of the Goff Fire. Engine crews hiked into the area yesterday and set up portable pumps in nearby streams and nearly 5,000 feet of hose was flown into the area. Handcrews can now use this equipment to apply water along the fireline to assist in the mop-up efforts. Mop-up will continue on the west and south perimeter of the fire where all handlines are now in place.
Interior areas of the fire will continue to burn today, this activity will continue for some time. Although smoke from these areas will be visible, this burning is far from the fireline and does not pose a threat to the fireline.
The weather will begin to moderate today and throughout the remainder of the week. Temperatures will decrease slightly each day and the relative humidity will increase. This will help moderate fire activity across the fire.
For the safety of firefighters, residents, and hunters, fire managers need non-emergency individuals to stay out of the fire area. Heavy traffic as well as other hazards such as falling snags, stump holes and rolling rocks can be encountered across the fire area. Drivers are urged to use caution, especially on Highway 96 west of Seiad Valley.
Closures & Fire Restrictions
Thompson Creek (18NO1), Thompson Ridge Road (19NO1), Lily Pad Road (47N80) and Bug Creek Road (18N02) are closed on Klamath National Forest. Multiple trail closures are in effect including portions of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), Boundary National Recreation Trail, Fort Goff Trail and Portuguese Creek Trail. Please check the closure information posted on the Klamath National Forests website at: www.fs.usda.gov/klamath and on the Rogue-River Siskiyou National Forest website at www.fs.usda.gov/rogue-siskiyou. A temporary flight restriction (TFR) is also in effect.
Goff Fire Summary:
Size: 21,901 acres, Containment: 31 %, Date Started: August 5, 2012, Cause: Lightning
Injuries to date: 8, Resources: 22 engines, 28 hand crews, 16 water tenders, 10 helicopters, 6 dozers
Siskiyou County air quality information: http://www.co.siskiyou.ca.us The Klamath and Rogue River -Siskiyou National Forests are in fire restrictions. Forest visitors are reminded to use care while in the Forest and check the Forests' websites at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/klamath/ or http://www.fs.usda.gov/rogue-siskiyou with a Forest Service station for local conditions.