Chetco Bar Fire Update: August 6

Release Date: Aug 6, 2017  

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


The Chetco Bar Fire, located in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, remains at 4,341 acres. Acreage is estimated based on observations during a scouting flight.

Lingering smoke from the fire is expected to persist in the vicinity of the fire and river drainages nearest the fire. As the day progresses, smoke is expected to move to south then east and northeast late in the afternoon. Smoke intensity is expected to be minor and the air quality is expected to be good and moderate today and tomorrow. Smoke drift could impact Grants Pass, Cave Junction, Selma, and Provolt today and tomorrow. Agness has also experienced a late day trend of smoke from the fire due to transport winds moving smoke north. For more information, please visit the Oregon Smoke Blog: http://oregonsmoke.blogspot.com/

Closure orders remain in effect for the forest. Please go here for all forest orders including those that pertain to the Chetco Bar Fire: http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/rogue-siskiyou/alerts-notices

Social Media resources for this fire:

Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest:

Twitter: @RRSNF #ChetcoBarFire

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/R6RRSNF/

Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5385/

E-mail:  chetcobarfireinfo@gmail.com