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Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch Update, August 17, 9:30 p.m.
Photo Credit | USFS – Deschutes NF

The GREEN RIDGE FIRE is located about 12 miles northwest of Sisters, Oregon on the USFS about 2 miles northeast of Camp Sherman on the Deschutes National Forest and Sisters Ranger District.

Fire was sparked by lightning on Sunday, August 16, 2020 around 1700 hours PT.

There is active fire behavior with short crown running, torching and long-range spotting. Challenges continue for firefighters due to active fire and extensive spotting.

About 1,937 acres of heavy timber and brush have been scorched.  There is a 1% containment status reached.

Personnel consist of 264 total personnel along with 6 crews and 5 engines.  Incident Commander is Al Lawson.  Fire Management is under the NW Interagency IMT Team 10.

Fire Fact | 11 new wildfires were ignited all across Central Oregon from lightning storms.  – Central OR Fire Info (8/17/2020)

The cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment expenses have already reached $1 Million Dollars.

Evacuations are in effect and issued by the USFS Deschutes and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

There is a TFR over the fire.  #NoDronesInFireZones

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/20/2020 2310 PT