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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 Oregon
Medford, OR 97504

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Chetco Bar Fire Air Quality, September 15, 2017

Chetco Bar Fire Wildfire
News – 9/15/2017

Smoke: The majority of smoke is emitted from the Indigo Fire at about 400 acres, just NE of Chetco Bar, which is burning in drier, more active brush fuels east of Agness. Chetco Bar smoke impacts are expected to be low to moderate today with low fire behavior. Winds from the north/northeast will again push smoke into Agness and lesser amounts into coastal areas including Gold Beach, Brookings and south into northern California. Periods of unhealthy air may affect Agness this morning, clearing as inversions lift. Inland, the Miller Complex, Indigo and Chetco Bar fires' smoke will moderately influence Cave Junction, Grants Pass, Medford and other Rogue Valley communities this morning. This is expected to lessen through the day, as heating breaks inversions and northeast transport winds have more influence later in the day.

Fire: A generally low to moderate fire behavior trend is expected today on Chetco Bar with more active fire behavior on the Miller Complex and Indigo fire, influencing air across southwest Oregon. The Chetco Bar Fire is 188,284 and 38% contained.


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