Green Ridge Fire Update August 29

Camp Sherman, Ore. –  The Green Ridge Fire stands at 4,338 acres burned and has not moved out of that footprint in five days. Current containment is 50 percent. The Deschutes National Forest Area Closure remains in place while FS Road 14 and associated campgrounds remain open. Visit inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7012/ for    additional fire and Forest Area Closures information.

A dry cold front will cross over the fire area today producing a Red Flag Warning that will bring elevated winds and low humidity across an already dried-out landscape. While fire managers are confident in the work put in by crews to date, the forecasted strong winds will test containment lines.

Mop-up operations will continue over the next few days with the objective of cooling hot spots up to 75 feet into the interior of the fire. The deeper crews move in from the perimeter, the less likely embers will be carried over established containment lines. Crews assigned to the Green Ridge Fire are also available to provide initial attack support to the local district and forest on new fire starts within the immediate area.

Fire danger remains extreme across central Oregon. The firefighting community is asking all residents and forest visitors to exercise caution with all outdoor activities. All open fires, including campfires, wood stoves and charcoal briquette fires are prohibited on the Deschutes National Forest except in designated campgrounds. Open fires are also not allowed on private lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry. Visit https://www.oregon.gov/odf/fire/pages/restrictions.aspx for more information and additional public use restrictions.  

For the most current fire information, visit https://www.facebook.com/greenridgefire2020/  or contact the Incident Management Team Information Section at (541) 604 8461 between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

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