Chetco Bar Fire September 8, 2017 Air Quality Update (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Chetco Bar Fire September 8, 2017 Air Quality Update (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Outlook for Chetco Bar Air QualitySmoke: Smoke impacts improved dramatically in allcommunities surrounding the Chetco Bar fire overnight.Rainfall and wind have helped to clear the air, however,lingering smoke remains in many areas. Inlandcommunities such as Cave Junction, Grants Pass and theRogue River Valley cleared out overnight but conditions areexpected to degrade, possibly reaching the Unhealthyrange later today. Coastal areas South of the fire, such asBrookings, that were mostly free of smoke overnight, areseeing smoke drain down valley and fill back in thismorning. These areas may see periods of Unhealthyconditions with overall impact in the Unhealthy forSensitive Groups range. With warmer and drier weathertomorrow, smoke impacts are likely to increase with aforecast increase in fire activity.Fire: Low/Moderate fire behavior is expected as cool andwet weather moved through. The fire is 177,301 acresburned and is 5% contained.Other: A replacement monitor for Brookings is…
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