Because of the growth of the Oregon Gulch Fire and the Beaver Fire, the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office issued Mandatory Evacuation Notices Friday night, Aug. 1, to residents of Beaver Creek and residents who live from one mile east of Copco to the Beaver Creek area.

Because of the growth of the Oregon Gulch Fire and the Beaver Fire, the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office issued Mandatory Evacuation Notices Friday night to residents of Beaver Creek and residents who live from one mile east of Copco to the Beaver Creek area.

Residents were being notified by Sheriff’s deputies and US Forest Service personnel who went door-to-door.

The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department plans to patrol the evacuated areas, according to a press release.

An evacuation center was established at Jackson Street Elementary School in Yreka.

For more evacuation information contact the Siskiyou County Sheriff Department at 530-841-2900.

The Beaver Fire is located north of Highway 96, off of the Beaver Creek Road. The Cleghorn Fire, which is being managed with the Beaver Fire, is located to the northeast of the Beaver Fire. Both were started by lightning on July 29 or 30, according to information at: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4036/

The Oregon Gulch Fire, which started Thursday evening in southern Oregon, had burned more than 11,000 acres and spread into northern California as of Saturday morning. Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber declared a fire emergency Friday.