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UPDATE : Graham Fire Now 60% Contained

As fire suppression tactics have increased containment and lowered the risk to structures, the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s resources will be released around noon today.

Posted: Jun 23, 2018 12:11 PM
Updated: Oct 1, 2020 9:34 AM

UPDATE : As fire suppression tactics have increased containment and lowered the risk to structures, the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s resources will be released around noon today.

The Oregon Department of Forestry team will remain with local resources to continue mopping up and monitoring any remaining hot spots.

Resources on the fire today are: 7 Hand crews, 6 Helicopters, 33 Engines, 1 Dozer, 8 Water tenders and 395 personnel. The estimated containment is 60% and 2,143 acres.

Today’s warmer temperatures and lower relative humidity may cause the fire to show more activity. Air attack resources are available today to drop water if needed.

Lake Chinook Chief Don Colfels said, “Given the intensity of the fire and the strong winds driving it east, the fire had potential to leave dozens of families without a home today. Thanks to the work of our local crews, the support of other Central Oregon Agencies and state support from ODF and OSFM we were able to bring this fire to the more manageable state it is today. Additionally, because this community has worked hard to create defensible spaces many homes have been completely burned around and left intact”.
(06/24/18 10:37AM)

CULVER, Ore. -- The Oregon Department of Forestry is fighting the Graham Fire, a 2,055-acre brush fire near Culver, OR. Right now, the fire is 50% contained.

Task forces from Clackamas, Marion, Washington, Lane and Multnomah counties along with the Oregon State Fire Marshall Green Team have been deployed.

In a statement from the Oregon State Fire Marshal, fire crews have made good progress battling the Graham Fire.

The fire is burning in brush, timber and grass south of the Metolius River arm of Lake Billy Chinook near Culver, Oregon.

Fire crews completed a burnout operation yesterday and will began mop up operations today.

Today’s firefighting resources include: 7 hand crews, 26 Engines, 2 dozers, 4 water tenders and approximately 375 personnel. Aircraft resources assigned to this fire are available to all fires in the area as needed.

Crews have set up fire camp at the Sisters Rodeo Grounds. Please use caution on Highway 20 near the rodeo grounds due to the additional fire traffic in the area.

The fire burned two residential structures and five out buildings, but many more were saved by local firefighting resources.
Further information regarding structure losses is not available at this time.

Due to ongoing fire danger Level 3 evacuations remain in effect for the Three Rivers subdivision. A staffed road block has been established near the Chinook Village Store restricting access to all except emergency personnel and credentialed media.

The fire is burning on private lands protected by Oregon Department of Forestry and Lake Chinook Fire and Rescue, as well as Bureau of Land Management ownership.

The cause of the fire is attributed to the lightning storm that passed through the area last Wednesday.

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