SISTERS, Ore. (KTVZ) -- With the fire now 84% contained, the Deschutes and Ochoco national forests and Crooked River National Grassland will lift the temporary area closure around the Grandview Fire at 7 p.m. Wednesday night.
The Forest Service implemented a temporary area closure of federally managed public lands for the Grandview Fire on July 15, for the safety of the public and firefighters battling the blaze.
"The public is still encouraged to use caution around the fire perimeter, as crews will still be working to achieve full containment on the Grandview," the announcement said
“The Forest Service appreciates the Oregon Department of Forestry Team 2 and the Oregon State Fire Marshal Red Team for their great work on this fire,” said Slater Turner, district ranger for the Crooked River National Grassland and Lookout Mountain Ranger District. “This fire is now a success story because of the heroic efforts of our firefighters and the cooperation from our communities in respecting the closures. We ask the public to continue to be careful in this area until the Grandview fire is 100% contained.”
Effective Thursday at at 6 a.m., the Grandview Fire will be managed by a local Central Oregon Fire Management Service Type 4 team that will continue to mop-up the fire perimeter until containment is achieved.
The Grandview Fire was reported at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 11, burning on private lands protected by Oregon Department of Forestry and on the Crooked River National Grassland. The fire is now 6,032 acres. The cause is under investigation.
Grandview Fire Update July 21, 9am
Sisters, OR – The Grandview fire remains at 6,032 acres. Containment on the fire is now 84%.
ODF IMT2 plans to transfer command of the fire to a local Central Oregon Fire Management Service Type 4 team at 6:00am Thursday morning. This will be ODF IMT2’s last update. Crews today will finish removing equipment and supplies from the fire line and continue mop up by carrying out a final grid search to extinguish heat 300’ or less inside the fire line. A regional Burned Area Emergency Response Team (BAER) will work with the local Type 4 team to assess the areas affected and develop a plan for suppression repair on federal lands while ODF will do suppression repair on ODF protected lands. We would like to thank the community for remaining vigilant and for obeying forest closures and fire restrictions put into place on the Deschutes National Forest and the Ochoco National Forest, Crooked River National Grassland. A red flag warning will be in effect until 10pm tonight for gusty winds and low relative humidity.
Jurisdictional agencies tied to the fire include Oregon Department of Forestry Central Oregon District and Ochoco National Forest, Crooked River National Grassland.
More information: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7651/