Amid Challenging Conditions, Progress Made On Goff Fire

By Jim McCoy Wed 5th September NewsFort Complex FiresGoff Firewildfires

The Goff Fire, which has kept firefighters busy for over a month, is now roughly 24-percent contained.

The U.S. Forest Service reports that work continues on northernmost perimeter to keep the blaze from crossing the Butte Fork of the Applegate River. Crews are also working east of Goff creek to contain the fire on that side.

Increasing easterly winds are expected to increase fire activity. The Goff Fire, the last remaining Fort Complex fire, has now burned over 21,482 acres. No homes have been lost, and a spokesman says the southern edge of the fire is “looking really good.”

22 engines, 29 hand crews, 16 water tenders, 10 helicopters and 6 dozers are at work on the fire. 8 firefighters have suffered minor injuries.

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