Chetco Bar Fire Update October 4th, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Chetco Bar Fire Update October 4th, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

·Note the new fire information number is 541-414-4489 The Chetco Bar Fire has not grown in almost a week and remains 191,090 acres with 98% containment and minimal fire behavior. Fire officials plan to transfer command of the fire to a local Type 3 organization on Thursday evening. Work on the northeast perimeter was finished yesterday. Today, firefighters will continue to patrol the fire perimeter, mop-up any areas of heat, work on suppression repair, and backhaul equipment and supplies from the field. Fire personnel continue to demobilize as work assignments are completed. Weather and Fire Behavior: A warming and drying trend started yesterday and is also expected to continue through Friday. Breezy east winds will persist into the morning. Relative humidity levels will remain low with poor overnight recoveries for most areas through Friday. As it gets warmer and drier interior pockets of unburned fuels and areas covered in leaf litter may experience an increase in fire…
Source: InsiWeb

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