Chetco Bar Fire Daily Update, Josephine County, September 15, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Chetco Bar Fire Daily Update, Josephine County, September 15, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

On Thursday, the most significant fire activity was on the Indigo Fire (784 Fire). Smoldering, creeping, short uphill runs and group tree torching were observed on its northeast perimeter. The fire grew to 360 acres yesterday evening and developed a smoke column and cloud. Fire spread to the northeast but did not cross the West Fork of Indigo Creek into Josephine County. The Indigo Fire is located away from the road system in the area, and has not yet led to road closures. Three crews established a spike camp near the fire and will continue to brush out the 055 and 510 roads. Rock scree has kept the fire in check on its west side. Helicopters will drop water on the fire as needed to reduce spread. The most activity in the East Zone of the Chetco Bar Fire was in the horseshoe bend of the Illinois River. Smoldering, creeping, short uphill runs and group tree torching were observed. The fire continues to slowly spread northeast. The Chetco Bar Fire is currently 188,284 acres and 38%…
Source: InsiWeb

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