Chetco Bar Fire Daily Update, September 21, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Chetco Bar Fire Daily Update, September 21, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Intermittent rain showers and lower temperatures contributed minimal fire activity on Wednesday. The combination of higher humidity and cooler temperatures kept fire behavior in the upper Pistol River, upper Winchuck River, and the Illinois River south of Deadman Bar to smoldering and creeping. Fire crews utilized this opportunity to conduct patrols identifying areas for mop up and continued fire suppression rehabilitation work.Chipping slash and equipment recovery continued as part of ongoing efforts to remediate containment lines for the upcoming fall rains. These operations along with the installation of water bars will help to properly direct runoff from rainstorms, preventing erosion and possible landslides.Light western winds combined with showers and smoldering fire activity has limited smoke impact for local communities. This as lead to substantially improved air quality and visibility throughout Southwest Oregon.Closures and Evacuations: On September 19, 2017 at 6:00 pm,…
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