Chetco Bar Fire Update: August 7

Release Date: Aug 7, 2017  

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

Current Situation:

The Chetco Bar Fire, located in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, grew slightly to 4,533 acres. Acreage is based on observations during a recent scouting flight.

As experienced yesterday, lingering smoke from the Chetco Bar Fire and adjacent fires is expected to persist in nearby river drainages. The morning inversion of smoke is expected to lift around 1100, which will help smoke dispersal. Smoke from the fire may move to south then east late in the afternoon. Air quality is expected to be “moderate” today and tomorrow with the exception of Brookings and Gold Beach, which are expected to be in the “good” range.

For more information about air quality, please visit the Oregon Smoke Blog: