Chetco Bar Fire Update October 8th, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Chetco Bar Fire Update October 8th, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Over the next several days, two twenty person hand crews, support engines, and a chipper will be working along the 240 and 1205 roads to mop up the remaining fire in the Wheeler Creek area, where a low intensity ground fire has been creeping and smoldering in the thick leaf litter on the forest floor. Data from an infrared flight late last night revealed a small pocket of dispersed heat in this area. The flight also revealed that the remaining instances of isolated heat are all located well within the interior of the fire area. Grading, repair, and seeding operations are ongoing throughout the perimeter. Crews have completed grading operations along Forest Road 070 near Mt. Emily, and firefighters continue to patrol the fire perimeter, mopping up any areas of concern and completing suppression repair as needed. Weather and Fire Behavior: Humidity recovery Sunday evening will be moderate with a period of gusting northerly winds, which will lower relative humidity overnight. Winds…
Source: InsiWeb

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