Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Crews Make Progress on the Grizzly Fire As Wind Subsides

Winds subsided last night allowing crews to gain ground on the Grizzly Fire. Firefighting efforts were successful yesterday and no structures have been lost. Crews will continue work today to further secure the containment lines particularly in the southwest section where steep terrain has created some challenges. The fire is approximately 200 acres with interior pockets still burning. All evacuation notices have been lifted by Crook County.

The COFMS Type 3 Incident Management Team took command of the fire this morning with joint delegation from Crook County Fire and Rescue and Oregon Department of Forestry. Additional resources are arriving today to help with continued suppression work and mop up activities. Aerial support is available if needed.

The Grizzly Fire was reported around 2 pm Monday afternoon, burning near Grizzly Mountain Road approximately nine miles northwest of Prineville.  The fire is burning on private lands protected by the Oregon Department of Forestry, Crook County Fire and Rescue, and the Crooked River National Grassland.  The fire is human caused and under investigation.
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Contact: Lauren DuRocher, Grizzly Fire, Public Information Officer

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