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Cedar Creek Fire

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Unit Information

Oregon 
Springfield, 
Oregon 
97477 
Oregon 
Springfield, 
Oregon 
97477 

Incident Contacts

  • Willamette National Forest
    Email:
    sm.fs.mf@usda.gov
    Phone:
    541-782-2283
    Hours:
    M-F 8-5

Cedar Creek Fire Update October 26, 2022

Cedar Creek Fire
News - 10/27/2022
Cedar Creek Fire October 25, 2022 Daily Fire Update Cedar Creek Fire Quick Facts Size: 127,283 acres                        
Origin:
15 miles E of Oakridge, OR            
Resources:
4 engines; 2 crews; 1 helicopter; 2 Masticator
Containment: 55%                         
Cause: Lightning                                          
Total personnel: 231                      
Start Date:
August 1, 2022                         


Weather:  A Pacific storm system on Tuesday evening brought heavy amounts of precipitation to the fire area, with heavy snow accumulations at higher elevations. On Wednesday, rain and snow will linger into the afternoon, with up to two more inches of snow in the mountains. Temperatures on Wednesday will be in the 30’s to 40’s for a high, with westerly wind gusts of 10 – 25 mph on the ridges. Thursday and Friday should be drier and a bit warmer, with more wet weather likely moving in during the upcoming weekend.

Operations:  With substantial amounts of precipitation, firefighter safety in and near the fire line is paramount. Travel routes will be closely monitored to ensure the health and safety of fire personnel. Where conditions are conducive to effective and safe operations along the fire line, repair and rehab of handlines and dozer lines will continue, to help combat erosion.   Precipitation will continue to reduce the amount of active fire, while some pockets of heat still remain within the fire’s interior, causing isolated smoldering across the burn area. Cool, wet weather throughout the rest of the week will continue to reduce smoke impacts to the surrounding communities.  

Closures: There are updated, reduced closures in effect on both the Deschutes National Forest and Willamette National Forest. These closures will remain in place until areas impacted by the fire are surveyed for safety risks and fire crews are able to mitigate these hazards. Please respect Forest closures for firefighter and public safety. Please visit Willamette National Forest and Deschutes National Forest for the most recent closure orders and maps. Pacific Crest Trail hikers should visit pcta.org for current information. The Temporary Flight Restriction over the Cedar Creek Fire area has been lifted due to a reduction of aircraft needs for fire operations. Smoke: Air quality conditions due to smoke are expected to range from good to moderate within the forecast area. For current conditions, see Fire.airnow.gov, oakridgeair.org, and LRAPA - Today's Current Air Quality. Smoke Forecast Outlooks are available at https://outlooks.wildlandfiresmoke.net/outlook. Evacuations: The remaining evacuations for Lane County have been lifted. Please check with Lane County Sheriff’s Office at 541-682-4150 and Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office at 541-693-6911 for updates and changes.      
 

| Online: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8307/ | www.facebook.com/CedarCreekFire2022/ www.tinyurl.com/cedarcreekfireyoutube

| Fire Information Line: 541-201-2335, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM |

For Media Inquiries: 541-327-9925 | Email: 2022.cedarcreek@firenet.gov

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