Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3040 Biddle Rd.
Medford, OR 97504
Outlook for Chetco Bar Air Quality
Smoke: Extreme smoke impacts continue to be seen in
local communities surrounding the Chetco Bar Fire,
including Brookings, Gold Beach, Agness and Cave
Junction. Heavy smoke continues to drain and settle in
valleys and low-lying areas. Unhealthy to Hazardous air
quality levels are expected in association with reduced
visibility along Highways 101, 199 and other local
roadways. Coastal areas North of the fire, such as Gold
Beach, should see improvement this afternoon with
Northwest winds developing; it is possible Brookings and
Agness may see some improvement late this afternoon.
Inland communities such Cave Junction and Grants Pass
will remain in the Unhealthy to Hazardous range. See
"Wildfire Smoke and Your Health" link below for ways to
minimize smoke impacts.
Fire: Extreme fire behavior is expected again today as
critical burn conditions exist. The fire is currently at
142,857 acres burned and is 10% contained.
Other: The Gold Beach smoke monitor is down and being
worked on. We are also working on the Agness smoke