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Cedar Creek Fire August 27, 2022 Daily Update – 10:00 AM

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Cedar Creek Fire Quick Facts

Size: 7,632 acres

Contained: 10%

Start Date: August 1, 2022

Location: 15 miles E of Oakridge, OR

Cause: Lightning

Total personnel: 980

Resources:14 engines, 19 crews, 36 heavy equipment and 9 helicopters

Current Situation: Calm weather and fire behavior have provided windows of opportunity for fire suppression. In the Waldo Lake Wilderness firefighters are building direct fireline using minimum impact suppression tactics (MIST) from Waldo Lake westward. Outside the wilderness boundary, bulldozers are working southeast from Koch Road toward Edith Creek. Spirit Lake spike camp was established outside of the wilderness for crews building direct line along the east flank. Helicopters continue to support ground operations with bucket drops and supply sling loads to spike camps. Firing operations were successful along portions of Black Creek Road removing fuels between the road and the approaching fire. Timber fallers continue to remove hazard trees along the remainder of Black Creek Road. Slapjack fire is at 100% containment with mop up and suppression repairs underway.

Today’s Activities: Cooler temperatures will continue to aid suppression activities by reducing fire behavior. In the Waldo Lake Wilderness, crews will continue to establish and improve fireline. Pumps have been placed in the Edith Creek Drainage where crews will patrol for hot spots. Brushing and chipping will take place on FS Road 2422 to create an additional access point and control line, and mastication will continue on FS 5883. Crews on Slapjack will transition from mop up to suppression repair.

Evacuations: Currently, there are no evacuations in place. 

Weather: Cooler weather and higher relative humidity today should moderate fire activity.

Closures: An expanded Area Closure is in place as of August 23rd for the Cedar Creek Fire. This includes all trailheads and dispersed camping west and north of Waldo Lake. The lake, campgrounds, and trails (including the PCT) on the east side remain open. A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is in place.

RestrictionsFire restrictions are in place on the Willamette National Forest with the exception of the Three Sisters, Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, Waldo Lake, and Diamond Peak Wilderness areas.

Smoke: Smoke Forecast Outlooks are available at

Fire Information: Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM | Phone: 541-201-2335 | Email[email protected]

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Cedar Creek Fire
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