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Cedar Creek Fire
- Willamette National ForestEmail:firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone:541-782-2283Hours:M-F 8-5
Cedar Creek Fire Update - October 27, 2022
Cedar Creek Fire
News - 10/27/2022
Cedar Creek Fire Quick Facts
Size: 127,283 acres Origin: 15 miles E of Oakridge, OR Resources: 4 engines;
Containment: 60% Cause: Lightning 2 crews; 1 helicopter;
Total personnel: 222 Start Date: August 1, 2022 2 Masticators
**Community Meeting is today at the Oakridge Highschool Auditorium 5:30 p.m.**
**Community Meeting to be livestreamed on the “Cedar Creek Fire” Facebook page.**
Weather: Thursday will be noticeably drier and warmer with high temperatures in the mid 50s. There will be considerable high clouds and intermittent sunshine. Relative humidity will dip to its lowest point in several days but remain above 50%. The dry weather is anticipated to continue until Friday night when the light rain and snow may return.
Operations: With the recent precipitation, firefighter safety in and near the fire line continues to be top priority. Travel routes remain closely monitored and patrolled to ensure the health and safety of fire personnel. As access continues to improve, fire crews will return to the fire line to complete repair and rehab of handlines and dozer lines.
Smoke continues to be generated in heavy fuels and deep layers. Although the amount of smoke is slowly becoming less and less, with a short dry period coming today and tomorrow, those areas holding heat have the potential to smolder, burn, and generate more smoke than has been seen the past few days. Air quality may be impacted until the next wet weather system moves through over the weekend.
As the transition to a smaller fire organization and footprint at the Oakridge fire camp continue, be aware of increased traffic involving larger equipment and trailers along Highway 58.
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.
Fire Information Line: 541-201-2335, 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
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