Chetco Bar Fire Update October 7th, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Chetco Bar Fire Update October 7th, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

The Chetco Bar Fire remains 98% contained with a few isolated areas of light to moderate fire activity. The recent warming and drying trend has caused backing, creeping, and smoldering in an area of concern within the Wheeler Creek drainage. Fire personnel scouted the area yesterday and observed minimal fire behavior but heavy smoke due to thick leaf litter on the forest floor. This area is currently well within the containment line but with hot and dry weather fire personnel are developing plans for taking action both in the air and on the ground. 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 few days.Firefighters continue to patrol the fire perimeter, mop-up any potential areas of heat, and work on suppression repair.Weather and Fire Behavior: A weak cold front will push through the area, bringing increased winds and scattered showers…
Source: InsiWeb

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