Total acres burned on this fire stand at 107,993 acres. Approximately 18,000 of those have been on lands protected by ODF through the Coos Forest Protective Association.
Sunday afternoon, helicopters dropped water to slow the fire, helping firefighters who were working to hold the fire within containment lines and build additional direct and indirect containment line. Firefighters and heavy equipment worked to connect existing roads and dozer lines south and west of the fire. Crews also continued to assess buffer zones around houses and clear brush as needed to protect homes. They have moved into the Pistol River and Winchuk areas.
|Above: A red glow lights the night sky |
above the Chetco Bar Fire in Curry County.
With 80 degree temperatures and 20 percent relative humidity, the fire burned actively overnight and crews worked spot fires on the west and south perimeter.
Today, firefighters will use an infrared heat-sensing device to locate, then suppress hot spots near the fire’s perimeter. As visibility and weather conditions allow, helicopters and aircraft will drop retardant and water to help slow the fire’s spread.
Due to very active fire behavior on the southwest side of the fire, Curry County Sheriff’s Office expanded and heightened evacuation levels for some residents. Evacuation information is online at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5385/.