The Gap Fire: This Afternoon Will Be ‘Pivotal,’ Says Forest Service Spokesperson
The Forest Service also advised residents along Hwy 96 between Seiad Valley and Hamburg and in the surrounding areas to be prepared to evacuate.
According to the Forest Service Inciweb page, the Gap Fire has reached over 20,200 acres and is 14% contained. It is growing to the southwest but, as of 8 a.m., firefighters had contained it to north of the Klamath River. According to Adrienne Freeman, a Public Information Officer for the US Forest Service, writing to a local resident group, “[T]his afternoon will be pivotal– it’s socked in right now, but when the inversion lifts I’m sure it’ll get busy. Yesterday fire activity picked up at about 5pm, but it’s forecasted to lift earlier today.”