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Chetco Bar Fire

Unit Information

Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3040 Biddle Rd.
Medford, OR 97504

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6 Aug 2017 Chetco Bar Fire Daily Update

Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire
News – 8/6/2017

August 6, 2017 10:00 a.m.
Chetco Bar Fire Information, (541) 247-3680

Fire at a Glance (08/06/17)
Size: 4,341 acres (approx.)
Cause: Lightning
Containment: 0%
Total personnel: 66

Current Situation:
The Chetco Bar Fire, located in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, remains at 4,341 acres. Acreage is estimated basedon observations during a scouting flight.

Lingering smoke from the fire is expected to persist in the vicinity of the fire and river drainages nearest the fire. As the day progresses, smoke is expected to move to south then east and northeast late in the afternoon. Smoke intensity is expected to be minor and the air quality is expected to be good and moderate today and tomorrow. Smoke drift could impact Grants Pass, Cave Junction, Selma, and Provolt today and tomorrow. Agness has also experienced a late day trend of smoke from the fire due to transport winds moving smoke north. For more information, please visit the Oregon Smoke Blog: http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/

Closure orders remain in effect for the forest. Please go here for all forest orders including those that pertain to the Chetco Bar Fire: http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/rogue-siskiyou/alerts- notices

Social Media resources for this fire:
Twitter: @RRSNF #ChetcoBarFire
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/R6RRSNF/
Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5385/
E-mail: chetcobarfireinfo@gmail.com