Chetco Bar Fire Update – September 1, 2017

Chetco Bar Fire Update – September 1, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Weather and Fire Behavior: Gusty, offshore winds will continue this morning. The forecast is for critical fire weather and the potential for extreme fire behavior due to low relative humidity and high temperatures with unstable atmospheric conditions. Significant perimeter growth and smoke column development are possible. Winds have the potential to carry embers seven tenths of a mile or more. The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for critical fire weather Friday afternoon. There is an Excessive Heat Warning through Labor Day for temperatures significantly above normal. Yesterday: Active fire growth continued on the north, south and east perimeter. The fire continued eastward into areas previously during the 2002 Biscuit Fire. A smoke column developed on the southeast corner of the fire, rising up to 10,000 feet. Aircraft dropped retardant and water along the southwest and western portions of the fire. Firefighters continued constructing direct and indirect line…
Source: InsiWeb

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