Chetco Bar Fire Daily Update, September 30, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)
Community Meeting The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest is hosting a public meeting at 6:00 p.m. today at the Illinois Valley High School (625 E. River Street, Cave Junction, OR) to provide a Chetco Bar Fire history and update. Today Suppression repair work – restoring no-longer needed firelines to a more stable, natural state by chipping, dragging brush, and installing waterbars to prevent erosion – will continue in most areas of the Chetco Bar Fire. Crews will also continue to patrol for and extinguish remaining hotspots and monitor previously secured areas from the air and ground. No visible smoke or heat was detected on the Indigo fire yesterday and repair work has been completed. Closures and Safety In order to allow public access for hunting and recreating, the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest closure area has been reduced in size following completion of important repair work by fire personnel. Areas to the north and northwest of the Chetco Bar Fire are now open….