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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Fort Complex Update 8-22-2012 (Noon)

 Fort Complex Wildfire Map
 Incident: Fort Complex Wildfire 
Goff Fire Information Update

The Goff Fire has grown to 5,061acres and is 15 percent contained. 
It is the only active fire that continues to burn in the Fort Complex which previously included the Lick and Hello Fires. 
 Those fires have been contained and patrol and suppression rehabilitation work is now being managed locally by the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.
Fire behavior: The Goff Fire continues to burn actively in the daytime and early evening hours.
 The fire continues growing to the north with lateral spread to the east towards the Pacific Crest Trail. The fire spotted over the Upper Devils Peak and helicopters with buckets continue to drop water and retardant throughout the day, limiting fire spread and growth.
 Firefighters have made good progress in constructing fire lines on the southern portion of the fire perimeter in order to secure that side of the fire that has the most direct threat to Seiad Valley.
 Suppression of the Goff Fire has transitioned to the Klamath National Forest's Type 3 Incident Management Team and a National Incident Management Organization Team (NIMO).
 The NIMO Team is also assisting with long-range planning and assessment of the Goff Fire area.
Fire Base Camp Notes: The current fire base camp and Incident Command Post is also relocating Wednesday to the Happy Camp Community Park. The relocation allows the Seiad Valley Fire Department to resume normal operations, mitigates traffic hazards along Highway 96, provides fire personnel with additional space for parking fire equipment and vehicles, and allows for room to expand in the event it becomes necessary.
Fire Information meeting for the Seiad Valley community on Thursday, August 23 at 6:00 p.m. at the Seiad Fire Hall. Fire managers will provide an update on the current Goff Fire situation, tactics, weather, and fire behavior. Seiad Valley residents are encouraged to attend.
Weather: Firefighters can expect a maximum temperature of 88 degrees and with a minimum humidity of 19-24% today. Winds will be light at 4 to 6 mph out of the west and northwest, with gusts to 10 mph.
Closures & Fire Restrictions
 Multiple trail closures are in effect including the Pacific Crest Trail. Please check the closure information posted on InciWeb at: or on the Klamath National Forests website at:

Fort Complex - Goff Fire Summary:
Size: 5,061 acres
Date Started: August 5, 2012
Cause: Lightning
Injuries-to-Date: 6, with other minor injuries.
Impacts: A smoke advisory has been issued by Siskiyou County:
 10 engines.
 6 water tenders.
16 hand-crews.
 6 helicopters
Total Personnel: 506
Cost-to-Date: $9.132 million
Fire Information Line: (530) 841-4451

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****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.
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