Chetco Bar Fire Update, Curry County September 9, 2017 9a.m. (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Chetco Bar Fire Update, Curry County September 9, 2017 9a.m. (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Weather and Fire Behavior: The recent rainfall and high humidity led to minimal fire activity, best described as creeping and smoldering with little perimeter movement. Later in the day on Thursday, temperatures were noticeably warmer, signaling the beginning of a warming and drying trend that is expected to continue through Monday. Smoke impacts today will vary from light to heavy in communities surrounding the Chetco Bar fire. Today, during the morning hours, there will be smoke and fog in some areas with clearing in the afternoon. Skies will be partly sunny, temperatures in the mid 60’s with 5-10 MPH winds from the northwest. As humidity levels begin to drop and temperatures begin to rise, vegetation will begin to dry out, leading to increasingly active fire behavior with surface spread, fire backing downhill and making flanking runs uphill. Fire could climb to the tops of trees (isolated torching) in areas where wetting rain did not occur. Yesterday: Clouds, smoke and fog…
Source: InsiWeb

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