Chetco Bar Fire Daily Update, Josephine County, September 14, 2017 9a.m. (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Chetco Bar Fire Daily Update, Josephine County, September 14, 2017 9a.m. (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

On Wednesday, the most significant fire activity in the Chetco Bar East Zone was in the north end of the fire perimeter. Smoldering, creeping, short uphill runs and single tree torching were observed near the horseshoe of the Illinois River. Fire crews and masticators are working on completing reopened Biscuit fireline to the east. The 784 Fire (Indigo Fire), on the West Fork of Indigo Creek was also active yesterday. This fire is approximately 182 acres. It was detected on Monday, September 11th and is located approximately 10 miles north of the Chetco Bar Fire. Helicopters dropped water through the day to reduce its spread. Hand crews, dozers and a masticator continue to prepare the 055 and 510 roads to create a fireline to its east side. Crews on the 784 Fire/Indigo Fire will spend the next two nights in a spike camp near their work area to reduce exposure from driving long distances to the main fire camp. Today, two crews will complete handline construction in spiny, rocky…
Source: InsiWeb

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