For Immediate Release:
SISKIYOU COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
**8/28/2012 10:30am **
The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office is issuing a Mandatory Evacuation Notice to the residents of Seiad Valley that live on Seiad Creek Road, Seiad Oaks Road and some portions of the west side of Highway 96 due to the threat of the Goff Fire. At this stage the wildfire is estimated to be 6 hours away from potential threat to private property. Sheriff’s Deputies along with Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue and Sheriffs Posse are going door to door to notifying residents that they must evacuate the area. The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department will be patrolling 24 hours in the evacuated areas. At this time we do not know how long the evacuations will last, as soon as it is safe for residents to return to their homes notices will be given.
During the evacuation Seiad Creek Road will be closed and possibly additional roads depending on fire behavior.
An evacuation center has been established at the Siskiyou Golden Fair Ground, 1172 Fairlane Road, Yreka, California. Domesticated animals will be allowed at the evacuation center, however they will be the responsibility of the owner, there will not be staff to care for them. The Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds will be available to house livestock of those residents that have evacuated. The Sheriff’s Posse is available to assist in evacuating livestock from the threatened areas.
For additional information contact the Siskiyou County Sheriff Department at (530) 841-2900, or the Goff Fire Information Center at (530)493-1514, or on the internet at InciWeb: Select Fort Complex, then select the “Closures” tab or “News” tab, the Sheriff’s Department will also have current information and evacuation plans available via the Siskiyou County Sheriff Department Facebook page.