Chetco Bar Fire Air Quality Update September 6, 2017 9:00 a.m.

Chetco Bar Fire Air Quality Update September 6, 2017 9:00 a.m. (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Smoke: Heavy smoke impacts continue to be seen in local communities this morning surrounding the Chetco Bar Fire. This includes Brookings, Agness, Grants Pass and Cave Junction. South and Southwesterly winds today will help mix in clearer air in coastal areas such as Gold Beach and Brookings. Communities to the East and North (as well as South due to fire activity in NW California) may see some improvement as well with possible rainfall and gusty winds. However, these inland areas are expected to remain in the Unhealthy to Very Unhealthy range in general. Higher elevation smoke from the numerous fires in the region will drift to the North and West where hazy skies over the Western portion of Oregon, including the coast, are expected. Fire: Moderate fire behavior is expected as cooler weather conditions move in. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for lightning today. The fire is 176,770 acres burned and is 5% contained. Other: The Gold Beach, Agness and Brookings smoke monitors are…
Source: InsiWeb

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