Huge Chetco Fire Still A Concern In Southern Oregon

huge-chetco-fire-still-concern-southern-oregonBROOKINGS – Our Southern Oregon neighbors are still not out of danger with the huge Chetco Bar Fire.

Officials are saying the blaze has become the number one priority fire in the nation due to the populations that are at risk. The Curry County Sheriff’s Department confirms 7 homes have already been lost. The fire has burned nearly 100,000 acres 5-miles northeast of Brookings. Officials are hoping to have it contained by mid-October.

A Red Cross shelter has been set up at Riley Elementary School in Gold Beach.