Chetco Bar Fire Update October 19, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Chetco Bar Fire Update October 19, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Today’s forecast is calling for up to .5 inches of rain an hour and strong gusty winds over the entire fire area. For safety reasons, firefighters and equipment will not be going into the field unless absolutely necessary. All personnel will be on call in case the storm does not develop or produce what is predicted, however, the peak of the storm is forecasted from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Traveling through and working in the fire area during periods of high winds and heavy rains is especially dangerous with the weakened and potentially burnt tree root systems. There is also an increased possibility for land or mud slides where hillsides were burnt and the dirt is no longer secured by vegetation. Fire officials urge the public to stay out of all areas within the Forest closure, many hazards still exist and more will likely be created by the incoming weather. A link to the full closure order and map is below. An infrared flight was flown over the fire area late Tuesday night, which…
Source: InsiWeb

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