Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
3040 Biddle Rd.
Medford, OR 97504
Due to tomorrows forecast of up too .5 inches of rain an hour and strong gusty winds over the #ChetcoBarFire area, firefighters and equipment will not be going into the field. All personnel will be on call in case the storm does not develop or produce what is predicted, however, the peak of the storm is forecasted from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Traveling through and working in the fire area during periods of high winds and heavy rains is especially dangerous with the weakened and potentially burnt tree root systems. There is also an increased possibility for land or mud slides where hillsides were burnt and the dirt is no longer secured by vegetation.
Fire officials urge the public to stay out of all areas within the Forest closure, many hazards still exist and more may be created by the incoming weather. For the full closure order and map, please visit www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/rogue-siskiyou/alerts-notices.