Chetco Bar Fire Update October 9th, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Chetco Bar Fire Update October 9th, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Two twenty person hand crews, support engines, and a chipper have been deployed along the 240 and 1205 roads to mop up the remaining fire within the Wheeler Creek area. Data from an infrared flight late Saturday night revealed a pocket of dispersed heat in this area, caused by a low intensity ground fire that has been creeping and smoldering in the thick leaf litter on the forest floor. 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. Chipping operations have finished along the 1205 Road. Seeding, mulching, and mop up continues along the 240 Road near Mt. Emily. Firefighters continue to patrol the fire perimeter, mopping up any areas of concern and completing suppression repair as needed. Weather and Fire Behavior: Winds shifted from north to northeast and then east through Sunday night, with humidities dropping throughout the…
Source: InsiWeb

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