Chetco Bar Fire Daily Update, September 26, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Chetco Bar Fire Daily Update, September 26, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Community Meeting There will be a public meeting, including a fire overview and update, at the Winchuck Volunteer Fire Station (363 Winchuck River Road, Brookings, OR) today at 6:00 p.m. Today Infrared mapping has confirmed fire fighters’ observations on the Chetco Bar and Indigo fires. Pockets of heat remain, displayed as isolated smokes within the fire interior and in difficult to access areas in the Meadow Creek, East Fork Pistol River, Emily Creek, and Illinois River drainages. Firefighters are mopping up and patrolling these areas. Firefighters continue to recover unneeded equipment and repair fire lines that are no longer required. Inserting waterbars along hand line and dozer line minimizes erosion potential. Crews place earthen berms, boulders, logs, slash and other vegetative material to obscure previously disturbed areas. In other instances, berms are removed to allow for waterflow and settling of topsoil for vegetative recovery. Firefighters and support functions…
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