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Seiad Valley, CA and the Goff Fire of 2012

Updated on March 2, 2013

Seiad Valley, California - and the Goff Fire of 2012 - part of the Fort Complex fires

The Goff Fire was 100% contained as of September 10, 2012! This is good news for residents of nearby communities including Seiad Valley, Fort Goff, and Thompson Creek.

As I began to create this page on August 18, 2012, I was safely 18 miles downriver, in Happy Camp, California. But my neighbors in the nearest small town, Seiad Valley, had been evacuated as the fire threatened to engulf their homes.


The photo above is from the Goff Fire Inciweb Photo Gallery, credited to the US Forest Service.

This page contains videos, photos, and links to news stories about the Goff Fire and Seiad Valley, California.

See the Most Recent Goff Fire Update at Inciweb for more information.

The end of the fire - Fully contained as of September 10, 2012.

Goff Fire - Seiad Valley Videos - Newest first, oldest last. The Seiad Valley evacuation happened on August 28, 2012. Many residents refused to leave.

Goff Fire videos - Newest first... oldest last. The fire started on August 5, 2012, due to lightning.

The Goff Fire - Smoke rises in a column...

Goff Fire Smoke Column
Goff Fire Smoke Column

Photo by Mike Farris, US Forest Service, from the Inciweb website.

Fort Complex and Seiad Valley Goff Fire News - ...oldest articles are first, newest are last...

More will be added tomorrow...

Global Pulse of Wildfires - From 2000 to 2012

Seiad Valley Tales and Tailings - By Brian Helsaple

Where is Seiad Valley, CA? - On the Klamath River Highway - Highway 96 - in Northern California

Seiad Valley, CA
Seiad Valley, CA

Click on the image above to go to Google Maps to see the location of Seiad Valley, CA.

My first published novel...

Near Happy Camp, in the Klamath River Valley, young Claire Welch faces the pain of loneliness and learns the true meaning of friendship.

For more information see the River Girl website.

The book is available at the Bigfoot Stores and Deli on Highway 96 in Happy Camp, at the Marble Mountain Gift Co. on Davis Road in Happy Camp, at the Happy Camp Chamber of Commerce office next to the post office, at "The Book Store" in Yreka on Miner St., and online at Amazon.Com.

River Girl
River Girl

Written for ages eight and up.

 

Seiad Valley ... any comments? - ...tell your Seiad Valley stories.

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      LisaDH 4 years ago

      I'm in Placer County, aware from the fire, but we've certainly had our share of smoky days this summer from a variety of fires. This one, at least, was caused by lightning. I hate hearing of major fires that are caused by our own negligence. Stay safe!

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      Linda Jo Martin 4 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      @LisaDH: Thanks so much, Lisa! I'm encouraged to know that firefighter containment lines, backfires, and a change in wind direction have helped to keep homes safe today. I hope this continues! Seiad Valley homeowners have worked hard to safeguard their property.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Please post some news of the Bigfoot Jamboree scheduled for Labor Day weekend. Are there any concerns due to the fire?

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      Linda Jo Martin 4 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      @anonymous: The Bigfoot Jamboree will be this coming weekend in Happy Camp. The fire will not stop that. Everyone is looking forward to it.

      The Goff Fire reached Highway 96 near Seiad Valley, but they are guiding cars through the area, so it is passable.

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      Linda Jo Martin 4 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      Today was the first day of the Bigfoot Jamboree, and Seiad Valley residents were told their homes were safe again and they could go home. A great day for all involved!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

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      Linda Jo Martin 4 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      @anonymous: Hmmm... I see we've attracted a dating site advertisement! I will let it remain in case there are any single and lonely Seiad Valley area residents over 50 who might need it.

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      Linda Jo Martin 4 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      The Bigfoot Jamboree happened, and is now over. Happy Camp has returned to normal, and the Goff Fire inches toward Thompson Creek. I hope the fire will be diverted as I've been to the Thompson Creek Lodge, which is utterly gorgeous... very beautiful... with a deck overlooking the creek. I hope the fire will not scorch that area!!!

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