Chetco East Zone Daily Update, Josephine County, September 19, 2017 9 am (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Chetco East Zone Daily Update, Josephine County, September 19, 2017 9 am (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Rainfall over the Chetco East Zone Fire and Indigo Fire (784 Fire) areas totaled approximately ¼ inch on Monday. Cool, moist air and wet fuels resulted in very little active fire. Smoldering and some smoke production occurred in fuels sheltered by thick forest canopy and in small jackpots of dry fuel. Infrared flights have not occurred due to cloudy weather, so current fire sizes (Chetco Bar: 190,512 acres and Indigo: 578 acres) were determined using previous IR data and GPS points from observers. Due to low risk of fire spread and well-established firelines in the West Zone, all previous evacuation levels in Curry County were withdrawn on Monday at noon. The Level 2 Evacuation “Be Set” is still in effect along Illinois River Road in Josephine County. Level 2 Evacuation means residents should be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice. Please monitor the Illinois Valley Fire District Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ivfire/) or one of the information sources below…
Source: InsiWeb

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