Grandview Wildfire Evening Update, July 14

Grandview Fire Information: 541-633-7410 (7am—9pm)

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ODFCentralOregon

Twitter: @CentralORFire

Deschutes County Evacuation Hotline: (541) 550-4850

Grandview Fire Virtual Community Meeting: https://fb.watch/v/1si_AJglY/

Sisters, OR – Firefighters were challenged by a forecasted west wind that pushed on the east flank of the fire this afternoon and evening. Despite gusty winds and continued hot and dry conditions, there was minimal growth on the Grandview Fire, burning on private lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry and the Crooked River National Grassland.

 A concerted effort on securing the perimeter has allowed crews to focus on holding and improving containment lines around the majority of the fire. Along with protecting natural resources, fire crews have been focused on point protection.  With aggressive firefighting efforts on the ground supported by aerial resources, no structures have been lost on the Grandview Fire.

 Helicopters assisted crews today by cooling hot spots near the perimeter. Where containment lines have been secured, firefighters have been able to begin mopping up the perimeter to ensure hot spots are extinguished and sparks or hot embers won’t escape containment lines to create spot fires. 

 A Red Flag Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service and remains in effect through Thursday. Predicted low relative humidity and winds between 10-20 mph (gusts to 25mph) out of the northwest will continue to challenge containment lines on the fire’s eastern and southeastern edges. Crews will continue to build and strengthen containment lines and burnout fuels adjacent to lines when conditions allow.

 For up-to-date information on the Grandview Fire, please visit: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7651/

There are evacuation notices in place issued by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office. Those can be found here: https://arcg.is/5P4LS


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