Chetco Bar Fire firefighters have equipment stolen

BROOKINGS – In Southern Oregon, firefighters are still battling the raging Chetco Bar Fire, currently at 176,000 acres with 5% containment.

To make matters more difficult, thousands of dollars of equipment were stolen from one of the fire crews.

The theft took place over the weekend.

Two fire trucks from Lane County Fire Defense were ransacked – losing equipment such as an oxygen tank, a firefighter’s bag, a flat-headed axe and a firefighter jacket.

Fortunately, some of that equipment was found dumped nearby, enough to allow the crews to make it out to the fire line.

No arrests have been made.