#ChetcoBarFire Still Burning | Oct 9 2017

INCIDENT SUMMARY.  The Chetco Bar Fire is located E/NE of Brookings, Oregon in the Rogue River – Siskiyou National Forest on the Kalmiopsis Wilderness.  The fire started on July 12, 2017, from lightning.

RESOURCES.  Currently, there are 402 personnel with five crews, two helicopters and 10 engines.  While there are fire crews still working, there is also a Burned Area Emergency Response team or known as a BAER team on-scene assessing post-fire impacts.  They are made up of resource specialists and scientists.  They are also evaluating watershed conditions to determine the potential risk to human life, safety and property.

Chetco Bar Fire Flyover Photos

CURRENT FIRE STATUS.  The fire has burned 191,121 acres and there is a 97% containment status.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT.  The fire has said to have burned six homes and 24 other structures, while it has damaged one home and eight other structures.

SOCIAL MEDIA.  We are using the hashtags #ChetcoBarFire  #ORwildfire #NWFireBlog  Please join us on our Media Channels on Facebook and Twitter (@nwfireblog).  We’d love to see you there!  Due to fire season not being officially over, we wish you all safety wherever you may travel.

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