Chetco Bar Fire Update October 20, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Chetco Bar Fire Update October 20, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

This will be the last daily update for the Chetco Bar Fire. Updates will be produced as significant events occur and be available online. The entire fire area received over an inch and a half of rain by the evening of 10/19 with more forecasted through the weekend. The rain will help to extinguish the remaining areas of heat scattered within the perimeter of the fire. However, fire officials will continue to monitor the fire closely as the thick canopy in some areas could shelter heat sources allowing them to pop back up when the area begins to dry out. Firefighters and equipment are returning to the field after a day of standing down for safety concerns due to the weather. They will resume work grading roads, finalizing suppression repair work, removing additional hazard trees brought down by high winds, and implementing Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) projects.Fire personnel will monitor the FR240 Road for any potential hotspots. Traveling through and working in the fire…
Source: InsiWeb

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