NW Fire Chronicles | Chetco Bar Fire | 1

ROGUE RIVER-SISKIYOU NATIONAL FOREST, OREGON

smoke column 7-29-17

CHETCO BAR FIRE

Summary | This wildfire is located on the Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest that was detected on July 17, 2017, from lightning strike activity in the area.  Additionally, it is located 16 miles West of Selma burning in timber and brush.

Due to firefighter safety and the low risk of assets, there has been no direct fire attacks.

Size Up | There has been 4,583 acres scorched with a 12% containment status.  The fire has burned into the 2002 Biscuit and 1987 Silver Fires scars.   The fire behavior is currently minimal with backing and uphill runs.

Resources | There are 71 personnel assigned along with 2 crews and 1 helicopter.

Cost-To-Date | $1.6 Million.

Social Media |  #ChetcoBarFire #ORwildfire2017

(c) 2017 The NW Fire – Updated 8/8/2017 2240 PDT