The Grandview Fire northeast of Sisters is now roughly 5,971 acres and 10 percent contained.
Firefighters were able to slow the flames around nine miles away from the town and secure lines on the fire’s east side.
Retardant-dropping air tankers were pulled to the Darlene Fire Tuesday afternoon, and two helicopters were left to assist crews with the Grandview Fire until three single engine air tankers arrived from Burns.
Oregon Department of Forestry’s Incident Management Team 2, led by Incident Commander Matt Howard, Oregon State Fire Marshal Office Red Team, and Incident Commander Ian Yocum, have joined in unified command of the fire.
A Red Flag Warning is in place Wednesday and Thursday, with winds expected between 10 and 20 mph.
Crews will work against the winds to establish firelines throughout the day.
Three structural task forces arrived from the state of Washington last night to help the seven task forces already working to defend homes and structures still at risk.
Today, we helped dispatch 42 firefighters,12 fire engines & three tenders to #GrandviewFire & #BootlegFire in Oregon. Fire resources were combined from 12 agencies across the state. This ensures our state is prepares for #wawildfire while supporting our neighbors to the south. pic.twitter.com/NYWR3Dczz0
— WA Emergency Management (@waEMD) July 13, 2021
Fire lines created around the south-eastern perimeter have been successful so far.
Evacuation notices remain in place, and the current evacuation map can be seen below.
Red Zone= Level 3, “Go Now”
Orange Zone= Level 2, “Be Set”
The most updated evacuation information can always be found here.