Seiad Valley, CA and the Goff Fire of 2012
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 Goff Fire and Fort Complex - official updates - ...at Inciweb.org, and Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department.
- InciWeb the Incident Information System: Fort Complex
Information on Fort Complex - the Goff Fire's page at Inciweb.Org
- Siskiyou County Sheriff Department, at Facebook
Siskiyou County Sheriff Dept. official updates posted here for discussion.
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...
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...
- August 22, 2012 - Fort Complex Announcement
Information on Fort Complex Update
- August 27, 2012 - Seiad Valley Mandatory Evacuation - Siskiyou Daily News, Yreka, CA
Seiad Valley is evacuated.
- August 28, 2012 - Seiad Valley might evacuate | MailTribune.com
Residents in the tiny Seiad Valley, Calif., community on the north bank of the Klamath River remained ready for evacuation Monday night as the Goff fire threatened their rural homes.
- August 28, 2012 - Evacuation imminent for Seiad Valley residents | DailyTidings.com
The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department has issued a six-hour notification to residents of Seiad Valley for immediate evacuation, the U.S. Forest Service reports.
- August 28, 2012 - Fire forces Seiad Valley residents to evacuate - Redding Record Searchlight
Seiad Valley residents are being told this morning to evacuate their homes as the Goff Fire continues to bear down on them.
- August 29, 2012 - Seiad Valley residents urged to flee | MailTribune.com
About 300 residents of Seiad Valley, Calif., were given evacuation notices Tuesday as the 12,500-acre Goff fire crept toward the small town that sits along the Klamath River.
- August 29, 2012 - Mandatory Evacuation for Seiad Valley Residents - Siskiyou Daily News, Yreka, CA
Seiad Valley residents received a mandatory evacuation notice (though many chose not to leave). This applied to those residing on Seiad Creek Road, Seiad Oaks Road and some portions of the west side of Highway 96.
- August 29, 2012 - UPDATED: Goff Fire backing off after coming dangerously close to homes - Record Se
Good news, so far... backfires and containment lines, along with a shift of wind direction, all combined to keep houses in the Seiad Valley area safe for now! PRAYER HELPS...!!!
- August 30, 2012 - Goff Fire scorches 16,224 acres: Flames come close to structures in Seiad Valley -
From the article: "Goff Fire flames have reached containment lines - some within a few hundred yards of structures along the west side of Seiad Creek Road and Highway 96 in Seiad Valley, stated a press release issued by Klamath National Forest person
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
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.
Written for ages eight and up.