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Multiple Evacuation Notices Issued As Chetco Bar Fire Swells

The Chetco Bar Fire is burning in southwest Oregon.

The Chetco Bar Fire is burning in southwest Oregon.

U.S. Forest Service

Oregon’s largest wildfire showed major growth Monday, prompting a fresh round of evacuation orders on the east and west sides of the fire. 

The Chetco Bar Fire, burning in southwest Oregon, grew to 167,513 acres and is spreading to the east, south and north, officials said. 

Fueled by temperatures in the 100s and bone-dry fuel, the fire was active on multiple fronts, sending spot fires across containment lines and showing no signs of moderating, officials said. 

The spread was enough to bring new evacuations to the Illinois Valley, on the east side of the fire, and to the Brookings area, on the west. 

Read more at the Statesman Journal.

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