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Grandview Fire Containment Increases

Containment of the Grandview Fire continues to increase, now at 43 percent. The fire is mapped at 6,032 acres; the slight increase in the acreage is due to more accurate mapping and not growth of the fire.

Because fire crews have been able to maintain the fire footprint while protecting homes and nearby communities, the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Incident Management Team began demobilizing Saturday. Those resources will be able to return to their home agencies and get ready for other fires burning throughout the state.

Sunday’s temperatures over the fire will be in the lower 90s with winds out of the northwest at five to eight miles per hour. Snags around the perimeter of the fire are a concern and felling crews will work to remove them to reduce risk of hazard to the other crews and the public. Mopping up continues deeper into the fire, as much as 100 feet, which helps re-enforce the perimeter lining the fire.

There are currently 662 fire personnel working the blaze, with some crews being sent home. There have been no structures damaged or destroyed thanks to the conscientious work of the structure protection crews. There have only been two injuries reported. There are still evacuation notices in effect and those can be found on Facebook on the Deschutes County Sheriff page as well as maps at

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