Chetco West Zone Daily Update, Curry County, September 17, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Chetco West Zone Daily Update, Curry County, September 17, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Crews continue to strengthen control lines along the northwest perimeter near Snow Camp Mountain, making significant progress in containing the existing fire. As of yesterday, two hotshot crews connected firelines in what is called a ‘handshake’, securing a significant section of the western perimeter. Some mop up operations have commenced in this area, including hand line rehabilitation in the Snow Camp meadows. Crews plan to unwrap most structures, lookouts and campground signs along the northern perimeter starting today. Patrol and mop up operations continue along the western side of the fire. The focus of operations in these areas is shifting from fire suppression to suppression rehabilitation. Crews are working to repair hand and dozer lines, retrieve hoses, and install water bars to prevent erosion in areas blacklined across the perimeter. As cooler temperatures move through the region, active surface fires give way to smoldering and creeping. Fire activity in the Mt. Emily…
Source: InsiWeb

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