Chetco Bar Fire destroys 5 homes


BROOKINGS, Ore. — At least 5 homes have been destroyed by the Chetco Bar Fire, the Curry County Sheriff's Office.

But as many as 700 of the estimated 3,400 evacuees should be able to return home soon.

Residents will have to present a picture identification to the Curry County Sheriff's Office along with re-entry materials.

The forms can be picked up at either Riley Creek Evacuation Center on 94350 6th Street in Gold Beach; Ray's Market on 906 Chetco Ave in Brookings, or at re-entry points.

Mail Service

The U.S. Postal Service says residents displaced by the fire can pick up their mail at the Brookings Post office, 711 Spruce St. in Brookings, until further notice.

The Brookings Post Office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. Reisdents wishing to pick up mail on Saturday may do so via the Post Office's "Dutch door" between 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. All residents will need to present a photo I.D. to receive their mail.

Community Meeting

Local law enforcement and fire officials have kept the community updated in a number of ways.

A community meeting about the fire provided an in-person update.

And social media gives evacuees a way to gather and exchange information.

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