[UPDATE 1:50 p.m.] Gap Fire Continues to Swallow Wildland
Fortunately, the major push of the fire yesterday was away from the small settlements of Seiad Valley and Hamburg. Mandatory evacuations have been lifted. Residents in the area are advised to be prepared to leave though should conditions change.
Over 1,000 firefighting personnel are at the scene. Several spot fires jumped across Hwy 96 in the Horse Creek area last night. Through the dark, firefighters battled the flames and the road remains open at this time.UPDATE 1:50 p.m.: Information from the National Forest Service:
A Forest Closure Order has been issued for the area surrounding the Gap Fire, including a portion of the Pacific Crest Trail. The complete Closure Order can be found by clicking here
A news release fromm the Siskiyou County Health and Human Services Agency regarding the health impacts of smoke from the Gap Fire can be found by clicking here
In addition a video of a Forestry Service spokesperson addressing local residents can be found on the Yreka news here.