Chetco Bar Fire Update October 20, 2017
This will be the last daily update for the Chetco Bar Fire. Updates will be produced as significant events occur and be available online. The entire fire area received over an inch and a half of rain. more
A final daily update was produced and posted on 10/20. If significant events occur then a press release will be created and posted on the Rogue River - Siskiyou National Forest FaceBook and Twitter pages. When closure order changes occur the information will be posted to the Forest website as well as social media.
For the 10/20 update click the "News" link above.
On October 18th, the Chetco Bar Fire transitioned from a Type 3 to a Type 4 organization. The Incident Command Post (ICP) remains at the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, Gold Beach Ranger District office.
Pacific Northwest Type 1 Team 2 transferred command of the Chetco Bar Fire to a Type 3 organization on October 6th at 8 p.m. The Type 3 organization established the ICP at the Ranger District office. The previous ICP on Shopping Center Avenue and the camp located on the south end of Brookings is closed.
An area closure remains in effect for portions of the Rogue River - Siskiyou National Forest. This closure includes the Japanese bomb site. For public and firefighter safety please abide by all closure orders and signage. For more information regarding the closures, please visit the Forests' websites at http://tinyurl.com/ClosureOrder and https://www.fs.usda.gov/srnf.
Please be mindful of crews in transit and slow-moving heavy equipment on the roads. Drive cautiously with headlights on at all times when firefighters and equipment are in the area. Motorists may notice an increase in traffic on forest roads, as it is deer hunting rifle season.
A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team assessed post-fire impacts and compiled a report for the Rogue Rive - Siskiyou National Forest. The team was comprised of US Forest Service, National Park Service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration employees. These specialists conducted field surveys, used science-based models to rapidly assess watersheds, inventoried resources at risk and gauged the need for emergency measures and treatments on National Forest lands. The goal is to minimize threats to life or property and to stabilize and prevent unacceptable degradation to natural and cultural resources resulting from fire effects. For more details check the Inciweb page, Chetco Bar Post Fire -BAER.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Wednesday July 12th, 2017 approx. 01:45 PM|
|Location||Sixteen miles west of Selma, OR|
|Incident Commander||Rich Reneau, ICT4 David Maynard, ICT4(t)|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||97%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Tuesday October 31st, 2017 approx. 06:00 PM|
Timber (Litter and Understory) Medium Logging Slash
Fuel types in the fire area include Douglas fir stands of various age classes, tan oak, canyon oak, and dense brush fields of manzanita and ceanothus in the older fire scars. Fire scars also contain numerous snags and heavy dead/down fuels. The oak leaf litter will readily support active surface fire spread when dry. Low live fuel moistures in the brush fuels will allow them to actively burn. Some areas within the harvested cut blocks have heavy slash fuel loads and large slash piles.
Minimal, Creeping, Smoldering
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