Grandview Wildfire Update, July 17, 9 a.m.

Sisters, ORThere will be a virtual community meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. We will be updating the community on the progress being made on the fire, evacuations and answer any questions. You can view it two different ways: Microsoft Teams – https://bit.ly/GrandviewFire2021, Facebook – https://fb.me/e/PSHNNzSv.

The Grandview fire is now mapped at 6,013 acres and 31% contained. This increase in acreage is due to more accurate mapping and not fire growth.

Due to the tremendous partnership between the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s office and Oregon Department of Forestry in maintaining the fire footprint and protecting homes and nearby communities, the Oregon State Fire Marshall Incident Management Team will be demobilizing today. This will allow firefighting resources to return to their home agency and prepare for other fires burning throughout the state. It is still early in the fire season and the size and frequency of wildfires is concerning to fire officials. Our firefighters encourage Oregonians to please be fire safe, have
an evacuation plan, and create defensible space around your home to keep you and your family safe this season.

Temperatures over the fire will be in the upper 80’s to 90 and winds out of the NW at 4-8 mph and gusts to 14 mph, which may increase fire activity within the fire perimeter with some smoke showing. Crews today will begin mopping up deeper into the fire to 100 feet and more.

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