Chetco Bar Fire Update October 5th, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)
·Note the new fire information number is 541-414-4489 Pacific Northwest Type 1 Team 2 will transfer command of the Chetco Bar Fire to a local Type 3 organization tonight at 8 p.m. The Type 3 organization is establishing their Incident Command Post (ICP) at the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Gold Beach Ranger District office. The existing ICP on Shopping Center Avenue and the camp located on the south end of Brookings will be closed by tonight. The fire remains 191,090 acres and 98% contained with minimal fire behavior. Firefighters will continue repair work throughout the fire by clearing and grading roads as well as repairing dozer line. Fire engines continue to patrol and monitor the fire perimeter. Weather and Fire Behavior: The warming and drying trend will continue through Friday. Light east winds will return tonight turning into breezy west winds by the weekend. Relative humidity levels will remain low with poor overnight recoveries for most areas through Friday….