Goff Fire Information Update - Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012
Incident: Fort Complex Wildfire
FORT COMPLEX FIRE INFORMATION: (530) 493-1514 or at www.inciweb.org/incident/3117/
Fort Complex / Goff Fire Information Update - Sunday, September 9, 2012
Containment objectives continue on track for the Goff fire within the Fort Complex, now estimated at 82% containment. The 21% increase from yesterday includes a major portion of the north flank on the Siskiyou Crest, and includes the earlier contained west, south and east flanks. Containment of the northwest corner, in the Goff Butte area of the Red Butte Wilderness, is the focus for containment efforts today.
Full containment is estimated for late Tuesday, September 11. Firefighters are focusing on mop-up of hot spots from 50 to 150 inside firelines. Repair of constructed firelines is occurring concurrently in fully mopped up areas.
The northwest perimeter is the top priority today and firefighters hope to have a preliminary fireline fully established by late today.
Contingency lines that were built west of the fire in the Thompson Creek drainage are being repaired as needed. Equipment, engines and fire crews are slowly being released as assignments are completed.
Forecasted cooler temperatures and higher humidity over the next few days should lessen the potential of interior burning in the area east of the Upper Devil's Peak. This low to moderate intensity burning may continue for the foreseeable future, especially when warmer temperatures return late in the coming week. Smoke will likely be visible, but this activity does not pose a threat to the fireline. Stump holes and large logs continue to burn and smolder in areas well within the fire perimeter which is a normal large fire event.
For the safety of firefighters and Forest visitors closures remain in place for the fire area. Emergency vehicle 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.
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 Forest 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: 22,101 acres, Containment: 82 %, Date Started: August 5, 2012, Cause: Lightning
Injuries to date: 8, Resources: 17 engines, 16 hand crews, 9 water tenders, 9 helicopters, 1 dozer
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 or with a Forest Service station for local conditions.