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Chetco Bar Fire

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

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Chetco Bar Fire Air Quality, September 12, 2017

Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire
News – 9/12/2017

Smoke: Chetco Bar smoke impacts are expected to be moderate to heavy today with moderating fire behavior. Winds from the northeast will again push smoke toward coastal areas including Gold Beach, Brookings and further south into northern California. Highway 101 may see reduced visibility in some areas. Periods of Unhealthy air may again be experienced in coastal towns by this afternoon /evening. Inland, in the Miller Complex and Chetco Bar fires' smoke will influence Cave Junction, Grants Pass, Medford and other Rogue Valley communities with moderate conditions this morning. This is expected to worsen through the day, possibly reaching periods of unhealthy air. This is due to smoke from several regional fires impacting this zone.

Fire: A generally moderate fire behavior trend is expected today on Chetco Bar with more active fire behavior on the Miller Complex, influencing air across southwest Oregon.

Chetco Fire Information: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5385/

Miller Complex: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5514/

Other: A smoke monitor has been installed in Gold Beach and will hopefully report later today.

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