Chetco Bar Fire Daily Update, Josephine County, September 13, 2017 9a.m. (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Chetco Bar Fire Daily Update, Josephine County, September 13, 2017 9a.m. (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Chetco East Zone Fire Update. Wednesday, September 13, 2017 9:00 a.m. On Tuesday, the most significant fire activity on the Chetco Bar Fire was on the southwestern perimeter. Retardant and water drops were used to slow the fire’s spread in this area. In the Chetco East Zone Fire area, the 784 Fire (Indigo Fire), on the West Fork of Indigo Creek, is approximately 134 acres. This fire is located about one mile west of the Josephine/Curry county line, approximately 10 miles north of the Chetco Bar Fire. As the fire burns in very steep terrain, two dozers and four crews are working to prepare the 055 and 510 road systems for access and fire containment lines to prevent spread eastward. The Chetco Bar East Zone is coordinating response to the 784 Fire/Indigo Fire with the Chetco Bar West Zone to prevent fire spread to the west. Single tree torching was observed on the north side of the Chetco East Zone Fire near the horseshoe of the Illinois River. There was very little…
Source: InsiWeb

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