Chetco Bar Fire Daily Update, Josephine County, September 12, 2017 9a.m. (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Chetco Bar Fire Daily Update, Josephine County, September 12, 2017 9a.m. (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Chetco East Zone Fire Update. Tuesday, September 12, 2017 9:00 a.m. The Chetco East Zone Fire management team has activated a new public fire information line (541-597-8525) dedicated to sharing information about activities on the Josephine County side of the fire. On Monday, the most significant fire activity on the Chetco Bar Fire was on the southern perimeter. Retardant drops slowed the fire’s spread. In the Chetco East Zone Fire area, a new fire was reported near West Fork Indigo Creek, approximately 10 miles north of the main fire. Fire 784, the “Indigo Fire,” is currently 100 acres and is burning in brush and light timber within the Biscuit Fire burn scar. Smoke jumpers, rappellers, and retardant were unable to be used due to steep terrain. Helicopters made water drops on this fire for approximately 4 hours until dark. Smoke: There was a significant increase in smoke settling in the Illinois River Valley on Monday afternoon. Observers noted…
Source: InsiWeb

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