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Cedar Creek Fire

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Willamette National Forest
Phone: 541-782-2283
Hours: M-F 8-5

The Cedar Creek Fire began August 1, 2022 when a lightning storm caused 20 to 30 new fires on the Willamette National Forest.  The incident will be turned over to the Willamette National Forest Type 4 organization on Thursday, November 3, 2022.  No further updates to Inciweb. 

For information regarding the Cedar Creek Fire, follow the Willamette National Forest on Facebook and Twitter @WillametteNF, send an email to, or call the Middle Fork Ranger District at 541-782-2283. Visit for the latest closure information. 

For questions regarding the Deschutes National Forest, follow the Deschutes National Forest on Facebook or Twitter @DesNatlForest, give us a call at (541) 383-5300 or visit the Deschutes National Forest website: 

Basic Information
Current as of Wed, 11/02/2022 - 13:18
Incident Type Wildfire
Cause Lightning/Natural
Date of Origin
Location Fire origin 15 miles east of Oakridge, OR and 3 miles west of Waldo Lake
Incident Commander Local Type 4 organization
IC Jimmer Hunt
Coordinates 43° 43' 35'' Latitude
-122° 10'
'' Longitude
Current Situation
Total Personnel: 8
Size 127,311 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained 70%
Fuels Involved

Timber (Grass and Understory) Timber (Litter and Understory) Closed Timber Litter Timber Shrub with very high surface fuel load. Short needle conifer with brush and down log fuel loading in mature timber. Lichen draped timber and snags are abundant. Timber Litter with compact short needle conifer litter primarily composed of Douglas Fir plantations and regeneration on the west side. On the east side, timber stands with needle litter is dominated by Ponderosa Pine.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Fire activity will be minimal. 24 Hours: Minimal fire behavior. Potential for increased smoke from smoldering fuels with drier conditions. 48 Hours: Smoldering fuels anticipated. Potential for increase smoke with dry conditions. 72 Hours: Minimal fire behavior anticipated. Smoke production from smoldering fuels anticipated. Anticipated After 72 Hours: Smoldering ground and surface fuels will continue to produce smoke.  Relative humidity is anticipated to increase with incoming system limiting fire behavior to smoldering in larger fuels which remain dry.