Firefighters working on accessing Chetco Bar fire

Chetco Bar fire burns in Kalmiopsis Wilderness (Google Maps)

Fire crews say firefighters are making progress locating access points outside the perimeter of the roughly 65-acre Chetco Bar Fire. The fire is burning six miles west of Pearsoll Peak in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. It was first reported on Wednesday, July 12th.

Fire officials say the nearest structure is a private ranch approximately six miles west of the fire.

Due to the extremely difficult and dangerous terrain of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness, firefighters are still not able to safely engage the fire. Crews are focusing on locating a variety of access points to safely engage the fire.

Crews will continue to monitor fire activity through aircraft.

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