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Large Fire Near Sisters At 14% Containment

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Fire crews continue to tackle the Grandview Fire near Sisters, which is at just under 6,000 acres.

John Pellesier is the Operations Section Chief with the Oregon Department of Forestry Incident Management Team.  In today’s briefing, he says yesterday was “really great” as crews responded o spot fires and flare-ups. Now they’re working to contain the fire.

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John Pellesier, outlining the current situation with the Grandview Fire roughly 10 miles away from Sisters, Oregon.

“So we’re going to try to get that 25-ft. depth culled out," said Pellesier. "What that entails is we’re laying some line, and so we’re laying hose out, we’re using natural water sources, and we’ve set up a hose-lay around this fire where needed, and we’ve put a lot of water on that fire to assist in that mop up stage.”

Pellesier saidthe terrain is steep and rocky, making things challenging for the 829 firefighters onsite.

The Grandview Fire is 14% contained.

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Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016. In his 25+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (19 regional), the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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