Chetco Bar Fire Update, Josephine County September 7, 2017 9 a.m. (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Chetco Bar Fire Update, Josephine County September 7, 2017 9 a.m. (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

According to an infrared (heat detecting) flight last night, the Chetco Bar Fire is 177,301 acres, an increase of 530 acres from the last measurement. It is generally located in Curry County, but enters Josephine County at the north end of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness and at the headwaters of Canyon Creek, south of Babyfoot Lake on the east. The Fire is eight miles west of the National Forest’s eastern boundary.In order to effectively address its current complexity, as of 8:00 pm on Wednesday, September 6, the east side of the Chetco Bar Fire is being managed by Northwest Incident Management Team #13 as the “Chetco East Zone”. This provides the opportunity to focus more efficiently on the local operational mission and give more detailed information to communities of Josephine County such as Selma, Kerby, Cave Junction, Takilma and O’Brien. Extensive cooperation and resource sharing will continue among all the fire managers.The Chetco East Zone has been divided into Divisions V,…
Source: InsiWeb

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