News and Opinion from Sisters, Oregon

Full containment expected Tuesday on Green Ridge Fire

Oregon Department of Forestry’s Type 1 Incident Management Team 3, Incident Commander Link Smith, will hand the fire over to a smaller Type 4 organization tomorrow morning.

The Team thanked the communities in the area for their hospitality and support during their stay.

The size of the fire is 4,338 acres and is now 85 percent contained. The fire team expects to be at 100 percent containment by end-of-shift today.

While fire crews expect to meet mop-up objectives by the end of shift today, residents may continue to see smoke for several days from burning stumps and snags well within containment lines.

Now that the smoke has cleared over the Green Ridge Fire, residents should continue to treat fire season with respect. Everyone is encouraged to follow current fire season restrictions to prevent human caused fires.

In addition, residents who live in the wildland urban interface, where communities border forests and grazing lands, should always be prepared before fire threatens. Have a plan that includes making arrangements for persons with special needs, livestock and pets. Learn more about the Ready Set Go Program at

The Deschutes National Forest Area Closure remains in place while FS Road 14 and associated campgrounds remain open. Visit for additional fire and Forest Area Closures information.


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