Chetco Bar Daily Update, Josephine County, September 10, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Chetco Bar Daily Update, Josephine County, September 10, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Chetco East Zone Fire Update. Sunday, September 10, 2017. 9:00 a.m. COMMUNITY MEETING TONIGHT in Cave Junction at the Illinois Valley High School at 6:00 pm. Please attend to receive an update on fire activity and to talk to fire managers about their strategies and effort. Saturday‚Äôs Chetco East Zone Fire activity was mostly smoldering and creeping. Monitoring flights observed minimal open flame and the fire stalled at tops of ridges above cool north-facing slopes and sites with green vegetation. This is due to high relative humidity and fuels retaining moisture from recent storms. The northern parts of the fire have shown more active movement than the eastern flank. Fire crews have made progress tying together sections of well-established containment lines between the fire and Highway 199, totaling approximately 50 miles of fire line. Work is continuing in steep rocky terrain between Josephine Creek and Parker Creek. Crews identified a potential new contingency line…
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