Chetco Bar Fire Update: August 8

Release Date: Aug 8, 2017  

The Chetco Bar Fire is located in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. An infrared flight last night showed slight fire growth to the northeast, with a new approximate acreage of 4,821.

Hotter than normal temperatures are predicted over the fire area for the next several days, with thunderstorms possible though Wednesday and an increased potential for lightning.

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, 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:

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

Social Media resources for this fire:

Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest:

Twitter: @RRSNF #ChetcoBarFire