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New fire started on the Chetco Bar Fire's east side

Chetco Bar Fire, September 4th. (Chetco Bar Fire Facebook Page)

Chetco Bar East

Fire Crews found a new fire on the Chetco Bar Fire East. The fire has burned about 125 acres.

Smoke jumpers, reppellers, and retardant was used to try to access the fire, but the steep terrain prevented that. Helicopters were able to drop water in the area for about 4 hours Monday night. The fire was reported near West Fork Indigo Creek, and is about 10 miles north of the main fire. The Indigo Fire is burning brush and light timber within the Biscuit Fire burn scar.

Tuesday, 4 hand crews and 2 dozers will open roads adjacent to the Indigo Fire and make containment lines around it.

Handline construction will continue to tie together dozer lines on the rocky ridge between Parker and Josephine Creeks. Handline work will also continue around Tennessee Mountains, and dozers will continue to push the fireline construction into the Chrome Ridge and Silver Creek areas.

Chetco Bar West

There was moderate fire growth and activity, Monday. This was because of the high temperatures, low humidity, and gusty winds. Crews are expecting this warm and dry trend to go down Wednesday. There will be cooler temperatures in the forecast. Crews are expecting to have a good day for fighting the fire in the air. The marine layer will be gone allowing for clear skies.

There will be a community meeting in Agness at 6:30pm tonight. The meeting will take place in the Agness Community Building, 3927 Cougar Ln, Agness, OR 97406.

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