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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 Daily Update, Curry County, September 15, 2017

Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire
News – 9/15/2017

Chetco Unified Command will be conducting a community meeting for the residents of the Winchuck area tonight at 6:00 pm. The meeting will be hosted by the Winchuck Fire Department and will be held at the fire station at 363 Winchuck River Road. Officials will report on the fire, followed by a brief question and answer period.

The southeastern perimeter within the Gold Beach Ranger District of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness from Hawk Creek west to Chetco Lake has been contained. Burning operations were utilized to construct lines on the southern perimeter along the 1205 Road, southwest to the Wheeler Creek area. Crews are retrieving hose lines and equipment along the southwest and western perimeter from Miller Bar to north of Palmer Butte and north, just south of Bosley Butte. The fire is still active in the northwest perimeter near Snow Camp Mountain, and crews continue to construct and strengthen control lines along this perimeter.

Dozers have been deployed in the southernmost portion of the perimeter near DP9 to construct lines.

Data collection is continuing on the western portion of the fire’s perimeter for suppression repair activities. Patrol and mop continues all along the western side of the fire.

Smoke impacts continue to be light to moderate in communities surrounding the fire but overall, air quality has improved.

Closures and Evacuations: Level 1 and Level 2 evacuation orders remain for portions of Brookings-Harbor and the Upper Winchuck areas. Forest area, road and trail closures are still in effect. For further information, see:

Weather: A dry cold front is forecasted to move into the area, bringing cooler temperatures. Another weather front is expected to move into the area by Sunday, bringing with it the possibility of measurable precipitation over the fire.

Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFR): There is a TFR over the Chetco Bar Fire.

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