Evacuations lifted for Grandview Fire as crews mop up
The Grandview Fire near Sisters remained at 6,032 acres as of Monday night, July 19 and was 72% contained.
Crews will continue to reinforce existing control lines, do tactical patrol and mop up around structures and roadways, and continue to gain depth to the interior to meet mop-up standards.
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.
A total of 492 personnel were working on the fire. Officials estimate the fire to be contained by Friday afternoon, July 23.
The fire began Sunday afternoon July 11. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Incident Information System reported Monday night that the cost to date was $1,287,000 for the Office of the State Fire Marshal and $7,300,000 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 dropped all evacuation notices around the Grandview Fire on Monday afternoon.
This decision was made after consultation with fire managers and cooperating agencies. 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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