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Grandview Wildfire Update, 7/16, 9 a.m.

Sisters, OR – A Red Flag Warning over the fire area expired at 11pm last night with overnight temperatures dropping into the 40’s and humidity recovering to reduce fire activity. The fire did not grow yesterday and remains at 5,971 acres and is 20% contained.

Overnight crews used infrared equipment to identify hot spots near the fire lines that the day shift will extinguish. Crews also worked to improve roads around the fire to reduce dust and improve access.

Two Oregon National Guard helicopters will support ground crews today. This extra assistance will aid firefighters in keeping the Grandview Fire inside the established containment lines.

Temperatures will be lower over the fire with highs in the 80’s and winds out of the NW at 5‐9 mph and gusts to 15 mph. These better weather conditions will allow crews to continue to build and strengthen containment lines by cutting back or removing fuel on the perimeter, extinguishing hot spots near the fire line and remove hazard trees. This
will allow crews to start mopping up deeper into the fire perimeter.

Two task forces of structure fire engines and a structural hand crew will continue working around homes in the fire area. Due to great progress firefighters have made on the fire the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office will be demobilizing their remaining fire crews at the end of the day.

For up‐to‐date information on the Grandview Fire, please visit: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7651/ or www.centraloregonfire.org.

There are evacuation notices in place issued by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office https://arcg.is/D9OPi and Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office https://deschutes.maps.arcgis.com/apps/PublicInformation/index.html?a
ppid=f9de45337eb043fca432548f91d03ad6
. Please follow their guidance.

Jurisdictional agencies tied to the fire include Oregon Department of Forestry Central Oregon District and Ochoco National Forest, Crooked River National Grassland.

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