Chetco West Zone Daily Update, Curry County, September 19, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

Chetco West Zone Daily Update, Curry County, September 19, 2017 (Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire)

New West Side Information Line: 541-412-8531New Hours: 7AM – 9PMAs of 6:00 PM on September 18th, the Curry County Sheriff’s Office lifted all evacuation orders for the fire area. We can expect rain and cooler weather to continue, which will diminish fire activity. The containment of the fire is now at 68%, up from 13% yesterday. Smoke impacts will remain light to moderate in communities near the fire perimeter, and smoke will remain visible from within the fire perimeter until there is a major, season ending event. 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. Due to the wet weather, fire crews may encounter hazardous conditions including fire-weakened trees, mudslides, and slippery conditions. As cooler, moist weather increases, more containment will be achieved,…
Source: InsiWeb

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