Chetco Bar Fire Update September 5, 2017 9:00 a.m. (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Chetco Bar Fire Update September 5, 2017 9:00 a.m. (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Weather and Fire Behavior: A slight rise in humidity and decrease in temperatures is predicted over the next few days. Winds out of the southwest may help to help clear some of the smoke this afternoon. Moisture is expected to begin moving into the area, becoming more abundant Wednesday into Thursday; however, the potential for thunderstorms is a concern for Wednesday afternoon and evening. The potential for very active fire behavior still exists today, torching and crown runs are possible and spot fires may ignite up to three tenths of a mile from the main fire.Yesterday: Numerous spot fires were ignited by embers being cast across containment lines. The east side of the fire pushed 4.5 miles to the south and east prompting increased evacuation levels on Illinois River Road. Fire activity on the west flank led to a change from level 2 to level 3 in some areas. Multiple air resources, including a heavy helitanker, took advantage of the improved visibility to aid firefighting…
Source: InsiWeb

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