Sisters, OR – Oregon Department of Forestry’s Incident Management
Team 2, led by Incident Commander Matt Howard, and Oregon State Fire
Marshal Office Red Team, Incident Commander Ian Yocum, have joined in
unified command on the Grandview Fire northeast of Sisters. The arrival of
the fire management organization brings in additional overhead capacity
and firefighting resources.
The fire is estimated at 5,723 acres and 5 percent contained.
Governor Kate Brown enacted the Conflagration Act yesterday afternoon
allowing additional resources throughout the state to mobilize to the
Grandview Fire. The Oregon State Fire Marshal Office mobilized task
forces from Marion, Yamhill, Linn, Benton, Lane, Umatilla and Columbia
County in addition to a hand crew out of Clackamas County to protect the
421 homes that are under threat from the Grandview Fire. The arrival of
these resources will build on the tremendous work that local firefighters
accomplished the last two days and allow them to be ready for new fires
and other emergency calls for service within their fire district.
Persistent winds from the north and east have pushed the fire to the
southwest into Stevens Canyon. While much of the east side of the fire is
lined, there are a few areas of concern along Whychus Creek. Firefighters
have been holding the fire west of Whychus Creek, while picking up small
spot fires that have crossed over. Despite the active fire behavior, fire
crews and aircraft are having success throughout much of the fire area.
Much of the east and south portions of the fire, that pose the most threat
to populated areas, have containment lines in place. Crews will continue
to tie a few areas together and strengthen the edges through mop-up
Red Cross has set up a temporary evacuation shelter at Sisters Middle
School. The Deschutes County Fairgrounds is accepting animals. For the
Pet Evacuation Team, call 541-610-6628. Please follow the Deschutes and
Jefferson County Sheriff’s office at https://sheriff.deschutes.org/ or