Fire Danger is EXTREME

There is a fire in the area, but it is NOT threatening the Ranch.
The Black Butte Ranch Emergency Plan will be enacted when fire officials declare the Ranch to be in a LEVEL 1 situation.  At that time, emergency info will be available on Channel 3, this webpage, email updates, etc.


Fires from yesterday’s lightning storms across Central Oregon

July 30, 2021

Area under fire weather watch for excessive heat and lightning through Friday

Central Ore. – Thunderstorms with lightning caused 19 wildfire incidents across Central Oregon yesterday with federal, state, local fire departments, and rural fire protection associations helping during initial attack.

The Deep Creek fire began close to 6 p.m. yesterday and is the largest fires at 2,000 acres. It is located west of Shaniko, Ore. and directly north of the junction of Highway 97 and Highway 197 near Deep Creek. The Bakeoven-Shaniko Rural Fire Protection Association will continue to be aided today by federal resources from the Prineville BLM District to contain the fire.

The second largest fire (3684) was 840 acres and is currently contained. Along with federal resources from the Prineville BLM District the fire was fought by the Ashwood Rural Fire Protection District. Other small starts are being addressed in the area as patrols look for new starts, which they will continue to do throughout the day.

Near Bend, an incident near Skyliner’s road, northwest of Bend, was held to 1.6 acres. Fortunately, an airtanker was passing over the area when the fire began, spotted smoke from the fire, and started initial attack while the fire was still small. The fire had significant potential to cause damage to homes and infrastructure near Bend, but with the air tanker being able to drop retardant on the fire it helped ground resources get to it and contain it. Firefighters from the Forest Service and Bend Fire were able to put out the fire with the assistance of the airtanker and helicopters.

All other fire starts, were contained at 0.1 of an acre or less with the exception of one 2-acre fire that was quickly contained.

Initial attack resources will continue to monitor areas across Central Oregon today as new starts from lightning are anticipated. In addition, more lightning is expected today, which will cause new starts. If people see fire starts, please call 911 and that information can be relayed to dispatchers.
For current wildland fire information, the public can visit or follow fire information on Twitter @CentralORfire.

Contact: Central Oregon Fire Information Desk | 541-316-7711 | | Central Oregon Fire
Twitter: @CentralORFire
Deschutes County Evacuation Hotline: (541) 550-4850


Grandview Fire Information: 541-633-7410 (7am—9pm)
Twitter: @CentralORFire
Deschutes County Evacuation Hotline: (541) 550-4850


KTVZ Fire Alert  |  Nugget News


Many official sources of information are using social media for timely updates.   Search #GrandviewFire

BBR Fire Department   |  BBR Fire Facebook

Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District Twitter Feed

BBR Police Department |BBR Police Facebook

Jefferson Co. Sheriff  Facebook | Deschutes Co. Sheriff Facebook


Central Oregon Emergency Information Network

Central Oregon Fire Information

Central Oregon Fire Information  Usually up to date fire information in our area.  |  Central Oregon Fire Twitter Feed | @COEmergencyInfo

 Text: COFIRE to 888-777 to receive wildfire and prescribed burn alerts

Current map including evacuations:

Deschutes 911 – The Deschutes Alert System (DAS) can be used to notify the public with important information during an emergency.

USFS U.S. Forest Service-Deschutes National Forest Facebook Page

Project Wildfire Evacuation Information


ODF statewide wildfire blog  | ODF  Oregon Dept. of Forestry Central Oregon Twitter Feed | ODF Oregon Department of Forestry Facebook

State of Oregon Fire and HotSpots Dashboard

InciWeb-Grandview FireInciWeb  Shows maps, size, containment and progress being made on specific fires.


Tripcheck –  Highway Closures


The Red Cross has opened a shelter for wildfire evacuees in Sisters, Oregon.
  • The shelter is located at Sisters Middle School, 15200 Hwy 242 (McKenzie Highway), Sisters, OR 97759.
  • Individuals and families affected by the wildfire and in need of shelter assistance are encouraged to simply show up at the shelter for help.
  • The Red Cross is partnering with the Pet Evacuation Team of Central Oregon to provide accommodations for evacuated pets. A representative from the Pet Evacuation Team will be on-site at the Red Cross shelter to answer questions and assist people coming to the shelter.
  • Large animals are being sheltered at the Deschutes County Fairground in Redmond.

Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Information…

Central Oregon Air Quality Network Map

Central Oregon Air Quality Map

Emergency Preparedness Things to Do

The Black Butte Ranch Emergency Plan will be enacted when fire officials declare the Ranch to be in a LEVEL 1 situation.  At that time, emergency info will be available on Channel 3, this webpage, email updates, etc.

Sign up for Deschutes County Emergency Text Alerts. You will be among the first to know the latest emergency updates and evacuation notifications. Be sure to use your Black Butte Ranch street address, and include local and cell phone numbers.

 1. TextCOFIRE” to 888-777 to receive wildfire and prescribed fire text alerts or click here.

2.  Central Oregon Emergency Information Network. (CEOIN)
SIGN UP to receive CEOIN information and alerts here.


In the event of an emergency, and the Ranch is classified as a LEVEL 1, the Black Butte Ranch Emergency Plan will go into effect.  During an emergency, we make every effort to communicate with BBR property owners. Your well being and our surrounding communities are important to us. Our priority is our homeowner, guest and employee safety, and we are monitoring the situation and in constant contact with authorities.

We will update communications via these channels as the situation changes.

  1. WEBSITE:  This Emergency Updates webpage will be the primary conduit for Ranch information. (Click the Emergency Updates link at the bottom of each BBR webpage for easy access.) This page will include links to official sources of information.
  2. EMAIL: Subscribe to the View from the Ranch email list for owners, for important news items that are sent as needed to BBR owners.
  3. VOICE MESSAGE  Emergency phone message line 541.595.1502 (Levels 2+)
  4. CHANNEL 3:  Bend Broadband Cable Channel 3 (on Ranch only) will provide info sources
  5. PHONE: Welcome Center (General Information) 541.595.1252

Should an evacuation become necessary, our BBR Police and Fire departments will work in conjunction with the Deschutes Co. Sheriff’s department, Search and Rescue and other agencies to assist.

You should also sign up for the Deschutes County Emergency Alert System

(Courtesy of Nationwide Insurance)

  1.  People and Pets (And other livestock too)
  2. Papers (Important documents)
  3. Prescriptions (Medications, eyeglasses, hearing aids, etc.)
  4. Pictures (Irreplaceable memories)
  5.  Personal Computer (Information on hard drives and disks)

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s office is in charge of evacuations.  Call  at 541-693-6911.

The Black Butte Ranch Emergency Plan will be enacted when fire officials declare the Ranch to be in a LEVEL 1 situation.  At that time, emergency info will be available on Channel 3, this webpage, email updates, etc.

Deschutes County Evacuation Levels

LEVEL 1:  means “BE READY” for potential evacuation. Residents should be aware of the danger that exists in their area, monitor emergency services websites and local media outlets for information. This is the time for preparation and precautionary movements of persons with special needs, mobile property and (under certain circumstances) pets and livestock. If conditions worsen, emergency services personnel may contact you via an emergency notification system.

LEVEL 2: “GET SET” to evacuate. You must prepare to leave at a moment’s notice. This level indicates there is significant danger to your area, and residents should either voluntary relocate to a shelter or with family and friends outside of the affected area, or if choosing to remain, to be ready to evacuate at a moment’s notice. Residents MAY have time to gather necessary items, but doing so is at their own risk. This may be the only notice you receive. Emergency services cannot guarantee that they will be able to notify you if conditions rapidly deteriorate. Area media services will be asked to broadcast periodic updates.

LEVEL  3:  means”GO” evacuate now. Leave immediately! Danger to your area is current or imminent, and you should evacuate immediately. If you choose to ignore this advisement, you must understand that emergency services may not be available to assist you further. DO NOT delay leaving to gather any belongings or make efforts to protect your home. This will be the last notice you receive.

What’s it like at the Ranch?

The Web Cam at Black Butte Ranch looks southwest towards North Sister and Black Crater near the Lodge. Located in the heart of the Central Oregon Cascades.  The web cam sits at an elevation of 3,339 feet.  This image refreshes every 20 minutes. To view the latest image, hit Refresh. (CTL F5)

Central Oregon Air Quality 

This graph displays the air quality at Black Butte Ranch for the past 24 hours.  To check on air quality in the surrounding areas, click on the map.

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