Chetco Bar Fire News Release

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Chetco Bar Fire News Release

Chetco Bar Fire Air Quality, September 13, 2017

Incident: Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire
Released: 9/13/2017

Smoke: Chetco Bar smoke impacts are expected to be moderate to heavy today with moderating fire behavior.Winds from the north/northeast will again push smoke into Agness and and lesser amounts into coastal areas including Gold Beach, Brookings and south into northernCalifornia. Periods of Unhealthy air may affect coastal towns this morning, clearing as inversions lift late in the morning. 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 lessen through the day, as heating lifts the inversions.

Fire: A generally moderate fire behavior trend is expected today on Chetco Bar with slightly more active fire behavior on the Miller Complex, influencing air across southwestOregon. Chetco Fire Information:https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5385/

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

Other: The Gold Beach monitor was sent for repairs yesterday, planning to have it operational either late today or tomorrow morning. The Brookings-Harbor monitor went off-line last night. It will be back up as soon as possible.

Unit Information

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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 West Zone Fire Information
Email: ChetcoBarFireInfo@gmail.com
Phone: 541-412-8531
Hours: 7 am - 9 pm
Chetco East Zone Fire Information Josephine County
Email: ChetcoBarFireInfo@gmail.com
Phone: 541-597-8525
Hours: 7 am - 9 pm
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