8/8/2013 7:32:00 PM Green Ridge Fire 50 percent contained
Update on the Green Ridge Fire which is burning 14 miles northwest of Sisters, Oregon is now about 1150 acres and is 50% contained, with 581 personnel assigned. Today crews focused on constructing dozer lines easterly to contain Wednesday's fire spread. The many spot fires east of the main fire were also lined. Along the southwestern flank the fire continues to back down toward the containment lines as hand crews conduct a burnout operation along portions of those lines. Tonight burnout operation may be visible from the Camp Sherman area. There currently are no evacuations in place. Additional information is also available at http://www.inciweb.org/incident/3594/.
A community meeting has been scheduled for Friday, August 9th at 6:30 p.m. at the Camp Sherman Fire Hall. Members of the Incident Management Team and Deschutes National Forest Staff will present the latest information on the Green Ridge Fire. Everyone is welcome to attend.
For those wishing to visit the Camp Sherman area and enjoy the Metolius River, businesses are open and look forward to serving your recreational needs. Six popular campgrounds remain open along the Metolius River, however three campgrounds are closed. The Lower Bridge, Allen Springs, and Pioneer Ford Campgrounds are closed.