Sisters, Oregon – Lightning blanketed Central Oregon on Sunday, igniting 39 new fires across the region. One of the larger fires out of that storm is the Green Ridge Fire burning approximately 2 miles northeast of Camp Sherman on the Deschutes National Forest, Sisters Ranger District.
A Type 3 Central Oregon Fire Management Service (COFMS) Incident Management Team is now managing the incident. Crews have constructed fire line around approximately 40% of the fire, which is burning in heavy timber, with much of the uncontrolled fire edge on a steep slope. Aerial resources have assisted suppression efforts with retardant drops and firefighters on the ground are working with dozers to construct and reinforce fire lines, in some cases taking advantage of old fire scars as fuel breaks.
An area closure has been put in place around the Green Ridge Fire for the safety of the public and firefighters working in the area. This closure including all forest roads and trails in the area and will be in place until rescinded.
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Hot temperatures and afternoon thunderstorms bringing gusty winds could challenge suppression efforts today in addition to increasing fire activity.
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