Outlook for Chetco Bar Fire & Miller Complex

Smoke: Isolated interior areas of heat continue to pop up especially on the southwest side of the Chetco Bar wildfire. These areas are not posing a threat, however smoke produced from the burning material can travel towards communities. Smoke impacts continue to be mild to most of the area and may not be noticed until the evening hours when colder air tends to sink and pull smoke down with it. As we move into a hotter and drier weather pattern more isolated small smoke pockets may once again be seen.

Fire: The main focus of fire personnel is securing and patrolling firelines. Repair work continues to happen alongside these operations, but only in safe areas that no longer pose a threat. Limited areas of heat are slowly burning themselves out as warm temperatures move into the area.

Other: Agness should continue to experience a few hours of moderate air quality in the overnight and early morning hours, but the air-shed should clean out by early morning. The Brooking monitor is working again and is showing a good reading (green).

Daily AQI Forecast for Sep 25, 2017
Yesterday Sun   Forecast Mon Tue
Station hourly 9/24 Comment for Today -- Mon, Sep 25 9/25 9/26
Agness
Smoke should clear out during the day.
Gold Beach
No smoke impacts are expected in the area.
Brookings
No smoke impacts are expected in the area.
Smith River
No smoke impacts are expected in the area.
Cave Jct
No smoke impacts are expected in the area.
Grants Pass
No smoke impacts are expected in the area.
Provolt
No smoke impacts are expected in the area.
Medford
No smoke impacts are expected in the area.
Ashland
No smoke impacts are expected in the area.
Issued Sep 25, 2017 by William Basye, Air Resource Advisor
Air Quality Index (AQI) Actions to Protect Yourself
Good None
Moderate Unusually sensitive individuals should consider limiting prolonged or heavy exertion.
USG People within Sensitive Groups* should reduce prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.
Unhealthy People within Sensitive Groups* should avoid all physical outdoor activity.
Very Unhealthy Everyone should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion.
Hazardous Everyone should avoid any outdoor activity.

Disclaimer: Forecasts may be wrong; use at own risk. Use caution as conditions can change quickly. See your health professional as needed. Smoke sensitive groups should take appropriate precautions.