Grandview Fire activity prompts Forest Service area closure

Kassidy Kern, Public Affairs Officer, Ochoco National Forest, Crooked River National Grassland – 541-588-2000 Jean Nelson-Dean, Public Affairs Officer, Deschutes National Forest, 458-231-1242

Sisters, Ore. July 15, 2021 — The Deschutes and Ochoco National Forest and Crooked River National Grassland have issued a temporary area closure around the Grandview Fire, currently burning approximately 10 miles northeast of Sisters.

For the safety of the public, the Deschutes National Forest, Sisters Ranger District and the Ochoco National Forest, Crooked River National Grassland will temporarily close all Forest Service managed roads, trailheads and trails within the Grandview Fire perimeter.

Road closures along the perimeter and outside of the closure area are as follows:

  1. Forest Road 2050 from Indian Ford Road to its intersection with Forest Road 2055
  2. Forest Road 2055 from Forest Road 2050 to its intersection with the west line of T13S, R11E, Section 18.
  3. Wilt Road from Buffalo Road north to the County line.
  4. Forest Road 6330 from Holmes Road north to the County line.

The Grandview Fire was reported at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, July 11th, burning on private lands protected by Oregon Department of Forestry and on the Crooked River National Grassland. The fire is now 5,971 and 14% contained. The cause is under investigation.

The Grandview Fire is currently under the unified command of Oregon Department of Forestry’s Incident Management Team 2 with Incident Commander Matt Howard, and Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office Red Team, and Incident Commander Ian Yocum.


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