Chetco Bar Fire Update: August 3

Release Date: Aug 3, 2017  

Contact(s): Chetco Bar Fire Information, (541) 247-3680

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The Excessive Heat Warning over the Chetco Bar Fire will continue through tomorrow evening, with today still on target to be the hottest day. Little relief is expected overnight with temperatures remaining much warmer than normal.

The Chetco Bar Fire is estimated to be 3,636 acres and located in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.

Widespread smoke will be visible in the vicinity of the Chetco Bar Fire and surrounding areas. Smoke from the fire is expected to drift to the southwest then to the southeast in the afternoon. The air quality index in communities around the fire is expected to be moderate today and tomorrow around Cave Junction, Selma, and Grants Pass and good around Agness, Gold Beach and Brookings. Regional fires throughout Oregon and N. California will also add to increased regional haze.

Closure orders remain in effect for the forest. Please go here for all forest orders including those that pertain to the Chetco Bar Fire:

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Twitter: @RRSNF #ChetcoBarFire