Chetco Bar Fire Daily Update, Curry County, September 16, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Chetco Bar Fire Daily Update, Curry County, September 16, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Last night a community meeting was held at the Winchuck Fire Station on the Winchuck River Road. Unified Incident Commanders Beth Lund of Great Basin Team 1, and Tom Savage of the Coos Forest Protective Association presented a briefing on Chetco Bar Fire suppression efforts to members of the community. The Incident Commanders then participated in a question and answer session, where residents concerns were addressed. The meeting was well attended. This morning Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley and General Joseph Lengyel, National Guard Bureau Chief, along with several guests and staff members visited firefighters at the Chetco Bar Fire Camp in Brookings. Senator Merkley and General Lengyel attended the 6:00 am operational briefing, and spoke with firefighters. After the camp tour, the group traveled to the Brookings Emergency Operations Center where they met with city and county officials and received an update on the effects of the fire on the community. This will be followed by a…
Source: InsiWeb

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