Chetco Bar wildfire prompts Brookings evacuations

25 wildfires burning throughout Oregon

The Chetco Bar Fire prompted evacuations in a large area near Brookings, August 20, 2017 (ODF)
The Chetco Bar Fire prompted evacuations in a large area near Brookings, August 20, 2017 (ODF)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Residents in a large area were ordered to evacuate because of a wildfire in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest near Brookings.

Gov. Kate Brown declared the Chetco Bar Fire a conflagration, which allowed the state fire marshal to mobilize resources to battle the 31,000-acre blaze.

The Level 3 “Go Now” evacuation was expanded to a larger area early Sunday afternoon.

This is one of 25 wildfires burning throughout Oregon. The largest remains the Nena Springs Fire, now around 68,000 acres.

Official information on all wildfires in Oregon is available on the Inciweb site