Chetco Bar Fire Update October 6th, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Chetco Bar Fire Update October 6th, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Pacific Northwest Type 1 Team 2 transferred command of the Chetco Bar Fire to a Type 3 team at 8:00 PM on Thursday, October 5th. The Type 3 team has established an Incident Command Post (ICP) at the Rogue-River Siskiyou National Forest, Gold Beach Ranger District Office. The previous ICP on Shopping Center Avenue in Brookings is now closed. The Chetco Bar Fire remains 98% contained with minimal fire activity. Crews have finished chipping operations along the northwest perimeter and south of the Chetco River. Grading and seeding operations along Forest Road 070 near Mt. Emily will continue for the next 2-4 days. Firefighters continue to patrol the fire perimeter, mop-up any potential areas of heat, work on suppression repair, and backhaul equipment and supplies from the field. Weather and Fire Behavior: The warming and drying trend that will continue through today. Light east ridge winds through tomorrow night. On the southern edge, a weak front is expected to brush past over the…
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