Chetco East Zone Daily Update, Josephine County, September 18, 2017 9am (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Chetco East Zone Daily Update, Josephine County, September 18, 2017 9am (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Chetco East Zone Fire Update. Monday, September 17, 2017. 9:00 a.m. With just a few patches of fuel noticeably burning due to cooler, wetter weather, yesterday’s fire activity in the Indigo Fire (784 Fire) was minimal. It is 578 acres and has not crossed the West Fork of Indigo Creek into Josephine County. Fire crews have nearly finished indirect containment lines to the east of the fire by widening and removing brush along forest roads 055 and 510. Crews have also progressed with similar work to the west of the fire on the 2308 and 076 roads between Bear Camp and the Fish Hook Peak area. The Chetco Bar Fire is currently 53% contained at 189,787 acres. Fire activity in the East Zone was relatively quiet due to the weather. However, there were some small areas of active fire north of Pearsol Peak and near the Illinois River south of Deadman Bar east of the horseshoe bend in the river. Yesterday, fire crews finished work to improve the completed fire containment…
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