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Fire near Sisters remains at 6,032 acres and is 57% contained as of Monday morning

The Grandview Fire near Sisters remained at 6,032 acres as of Monday morning, July 19 and was 57% contained.

An update from fire agencies reported that crews are pushing mop up from 50 feet to 100 feet or more inside the fire line. The goal over the next few days is to remove all heat at least 300 feet from the fire's edge.

Searching for lingering heat is done by carefully searching in grids, finding hot spots in the ground, and cooling them. Each grid is searched several times to ensure that all heat is gone.

Team 2 successfully conducted an incident-wide simulated Incident Within an Incident, followed by a safety stand down to allow crews to discuss and review the safety protocols for rapid response to aid an injured firefighter.

Snags are a continuing concern around the perimeter of the fire, and felling crews will work to remove them to reduce risk of hazard.

A total of 619 personnel were working on the fire.

The fire began Sunday afternoon July 11. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Incident Information System reported Monday morning that the cost to date was $1,287,000 for the Office of the State Fire Marshal and $5,700,000 for the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown enacted the Conflagration Act for the Grandview Fire on July 12.

In coordination with the Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team managing the fire, the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office and Jefferson County Sheriff's Office are dropping all evacuation notices around the Grandview Fire.

This decision was made after consultation with fire managers and cooperating agencies and announced Monday afternoon. Agencies will continue to work with fire managers to ensure public safety and prevent conflicts between citizens and fire operations.

They ask that the public refrain from unnecessary travel through these areas as fire equipment and personnel are moving through the area. The public must obey all forest closures put in place by the Deschutes National Forest Sisters Ranger District and the Ochoco National Forest Crooked River National Grasslands.

Jurisdictional agencies tied to the fire include Oregon Department of Forestry Central Oregon District and Ochoco National Forest Crooked River National Grassland.

For up-to-date information on the Grandview Fire, visit: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7651/ or Centraloregonfire.org.


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