Chetco Bar Fire September 7, 2017 Air Quality Outlook (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Chetco Bar Fire September 7, 2017 Air Quality Outlook (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Air Quality OutlookSmoke impacts are improving dramatically alongcoastal areas and communities on the Western portions ofthe fire. This is due to reduced fire activity and favorableweather conditions; thunderstorms, rainfall and gustywinds are helping to mix in cleaner air and push outresidual smoke. However, inland communities such asCave Junction, Grants Pass and the Rogue River Valleyremain in dense smoke this morning. These areas will alsosee improvement in air quality but Grants Pass may remainin the Unhealthy range as significant lingering smokeexists. Coastal areas, such as Brookings and Gold Beach,who saw dramatic improvement yesterday and overnight,are expected to remain in the Good to Moderate rangetoday.Fire: Low/Moderate fire behavior is expected as cool andwet weather moves in. A Red Flag Warning is in effect forlightning today. The fire is 177,301 acres burned and is 5%contained.Other: Gold Beach, Agness and Brookings smoke monitorsare currently being fixed. We hope to…
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