New fire burning near Chetco Bar Fire

West Fork Indigo Creek, Ore. — A new fire is burning near the Chetco Bar Fire. According to the US Forest Service, the Indigo Fire started up Monday, and is approximately 134 acres in size.

USFS said the Indigo Fire is burning on steep terrain. It has more than three hand crews and two dozers battling the fire. There is no definite cause yet; however, lightning is suspected. The Indigo Fire is burning around 11 miles from the Chetco Bar Fire.

As of Wednesday, the Chetco Bar Fire is nearly 186,000 in size and is 8% contained. USFS is treating both fires separately.

NBC5 News Reporter and Weather Forecaster Nikki Torres graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Strategic Communication from The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.

She also received a minor in Business Administration from the Washington State University Carson College of Business. Prior to coming to NBC5, Nikki was an intern at KHQ Local News, the NBC affiliate in Spokane.

She comes to Southern Oregon from the state of Washington, where she grew up just south of Seattle. She loves running, exploring the Pacific Northwest, watching a good football game and spending time with her dog, Gisele. True to her roots, Nikki is a proud WSU Cougar fan and loyal Seahawks fan.

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