Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Firefighters Continue Mop Up on Grizzly Fire Prineville

Crews will continue extinguishing hot spots and smoldering areas throughout the Grizzly Fire. As they work towards full mop up of the fire area, firefighters will continue today focusing on the perimeter and areas around private residences and structures. Yesterday, firefighters were successful at getting water to the southwest section and further securing the fire line. The fire area is estimated at 195 acres and is currently at 50 % containment.

The COFMS Type 3 Incident Management Team took command of the fire Tuesday morning with joint delegation from Crook County Fire and Rescue and Oregon Department of Forestry. The Grizzly Fire was reported around 2 pm Monday afternoon, burning near Grizzly Mountain Road approximately nine miles northwest of Prineville. The fire area is 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. All evacuation notices have been lifted by the Crook County Sherriff.

Contact: Lauren DuRocher,
Public Information Officer 541-728-3854

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