#ChetcoBarFire | Update 2 | Oct 10 2017


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.

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UPDATE 2 – 10/10/2017

Fire crews are still holding the fire at the same total of burned acres as yesterday (Monday).  There are currently two 20-person hand crews, support engines and a chipper that are continuing with mop-up operations and repair work within the fire perimeter.  An infrared flight on Saturday night indicated a pocket of dispersed heat that indicates a low intensity ground fire that has been creeping and smoldering in thick leaf litter on the forest floor.  Crews are also grading, repairing and seeding the area throughout the fire perimeter. The fire is still being patrolled and any hot spots will be put out.  The fire is at 191,121 acres with a 97% containment status. There are 102 personnel still assigned.

UPDATE 1 – 10/9/2017

There were 402 personnel assigned with 5 crews, 2 helicopters and 10 engines. A BAER team is working on various tests of soils to review for post-fire impacts.  The fire has burned 191,121 acres and there is a 97% containment status.

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


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