Chetco Bar Fire Update September 7, 2017 9 a.m. (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Chetco Bar Fire Update September 7, 2017 9 a.m. (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Approximately 200 people attended last night’s community fire briefing in Brookings.Weather and Fire Behavior: A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through 11PM tonight for northern California and southern Oregon. If the predicted thunderstorms produce excessive rainfall in previous wildfire burn scars, debris flows and/or mudslides may occur in drainages. Expected fire behavior includes surface fire spread and isolated incidences of fire climbing to the tops of individual trees. The weather pattern will begin to change late Friday with temperatures rising and humidity levels falling through the weekend. Heavy smoke impacts continue for inland communities surrounding the Chetco Bar fire this morning. Cave Junction, Grants and Pass and to the East past Medford remain under dense smoke. Coastal areas such as Brookings and Gold Beach have seen dramatic improvement in smoke levels due to onshore Westerly flow lifting smoke out. Today, thunderstorms, possible rainfall and gusty winds will…
Source: InsiWeb

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