Crews Progressing on 2 NorCal Wildfires, Evacuation Orders Remain

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Officials say firefighters are making steady progress battling two wildfires in Northern California that have been burning for nearly two weeks.

Fire spokeswoman Madonna Lengerich says that evacuation orders remain in effect Thursday for hundreds of residents in northwest Siskiyou County as the Goff Fire continues to threaten about 80 homes in Seiad Valley.

Lengerich says residents may be allowed to return home Friday as crews continue reinforcing containment lines. The fire is 25 percent contained after scorching 27 square miles.

Meanwhile, 2,000 firefighters are putting out hot spots and strengthening control lines in the rugged North Pass Fire northeast of Covelo in Mendocino County.

Spokesman Stanley Bercovitz said Thursday that the fire is threatening 64 homes and another 70 structures as 11 have already been destroyed.

The blaze remains 28 percent contained after burning more than 53 square miles.

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