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Firefighters successfully stopped three spot fires on Grandview Fire

Firefighters successfully stopped three spot fires that jumped lines of the Grandview Fire during the Red Flag Warning yesterday. As temperatures cooled and the humidity increased last night, firefighters strengthened the containment lines by beginning to cool the hot areas just inside the perimeter. The great work by last night’s crews will enable today’s crews to hold the perimeter of the fire. The Grandview Fire is estimated to be 5,971 acres and is 14% contained.

Six Oregon Air National Guard helicopters are arriving to support ground crews tomorrow. This extra assistance will aid firefighters in keeping the Grandview Fire inside the established containment lines.

A Red Flag Warning continues today, Thursday, July 15, until 11 p.m. Predicted low relative humidity and winds between 5 and 15 mph (gusts to 20 mph) out of the west could challenge containment lines on the fire’s eastern edge. Crews will continue to build and strengthen containment lines and monitor and rapidly respond to any spot fires that may emerge outside the lines.

There are still homes and other structures at risk. As the risk diminishes due to the great work by our firefighters, fire managers are coordinating resources across multiple fires to best meet firefighting needs throughout Oregon. Due to progress made on the fire, some structural task forces will depart to aid other fires within the state today.

There are evacuation notices in place issued by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office. Please follow their guidance. Jurisdictional agencies tied to the fire include Oregon Department of Forestry Central Oregon District, Ochoco National Forest, and Crooked River National Grasslands.


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