Evacuation orders are in place after a wildfire broke out Sunday afternoon about 14 miles northeast of Sisters. The Grandview Fire quickly spread south and had burned an estimated 2,000 acres as of Sunday night.
The fire is burning on Oregon Department of Forestry lands and the Crooked River Grassland. The blaze spread rapidly Sunday as it burned through grass and juniper.
Numerous resources were mobilized to the fire, including wildland engines, dozers, resources from structural agencies, and contract crews. Single engine air tankers (SEATs) and large air tankers continued to drop retardant on the fire until dark.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Level 3- Go Now!- and Level 2- Be Set!-evacuation orders are in place for residents near the fire in Jefferson and Deschutes counties. Sisters Middle School has been set up as a temporary evacuation site and shelter.
KLCC will continue to follow this developing story and provide updates when they are available.