Gap Fire grows to 5,000 acres, forces evacuations

gapfireSeiad Valley, Cal.- The Gap Fire in northern California grew from 120 acres to 5,000 acres from Sunday evening into Monday morning. According to the U.S. Forest Service in California, Highway 96 is closed.

The fire is burning four miles east of Seiad Valley in dense timber land. Several structures are threatened and evacuations are in effect.

Sunday, the American Red Cross set up an emergency shelter for both evacuees and animals at Siskiyou County Fairgrounds. That shelter was still active Monday morning.

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