Chetco Bar Fire Update October 18, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Chetco Bar Fire Update October 18, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

The Chetco Bar Fire transitioned from a Type 3 to a Type 4 organization this morning at 7:00 a.m. After a day of working closely together to ensure a smooth transition, Type 3 Incident Commander, Kris Schroeder, handed command of the fire to Type 4 Incident Commander, Rich Reneau. All pertinent field personnel and equipment will remain in place and continue to mop up and monitor the fire closely, work on the Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) identified projects, grade roads, and finalize any remaining suppression repair work. Fire officials flew the fire yesterday and observed minimal fire behavior. The Wheeler Creek drainage was producing some smoke from leaf fueled smoldering ground fire and one small smoke in the Mt. Emily area was seen. Today, firefighters will work to extinguish areas of heat and remove hazard trees in the Wheeler Creek drainage, along the FR240 Road. Six road graders continue working to repair roads within the fire area. Safety Fire officials would…
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