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Cedar Creek Fire August 28, 2022 Daily Update – 10:00 AM

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Cedar Creek Fire Quick Facts

 Size7,654 acres

Contained10%

Start Date: August 1, 2022

Location: 15 miles E of Oakridge, OR

Cause: Lightning

Total personnel992 

Resources:13 engines, 19 crews, 33 heavy equipment and 9 helicopters

Community Meeting Tuesday August 30th at 6:00PM ~ Greenwaters Park Community Building 

Community Meeting: A community meeting will be held Tuesday August 30th at 6:00PM at Greenwaters Park Community Building, 48362 Highway 58, Oakridge, Oregon. For those unable to attend, the meeting will be streamed live on the Cedar Creek Fire Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CedarCreekFire2022

Current Situation: Observed fire behavior was creeping and smoldering on Saturday and there was limited fire growth thanks to cooler temperatures and higher humidity. Crews have been working to establish fireline from the west shore of Waldo Lake to the western edge of the Wilderness boundary. One snag fell across Edith Creek and crews were successful in extinguishing the resulting spot fire and held the fire west of Edith Creek. Fireline has been completed along FS Road 5883.  Crews have been mopping up and patrolling Black Creek Road (FS Road 2421) day and night to keep the fire north of the road. Slapjack Fire is 100% contained; suppression repair including erosion control and backhauling equipment is ongoing.

Today’s Activities: A mobile retardant batch plant (MRB) is in place near Salt Creek Falls. The MRB supplies helicopters with fire retardant to be dropped within a strategic location outside of wilderness and near Edith Creek to tie fireline together on terrain that is not accessible to firefighters on the ground. Helicopters will be visible to motorists on HWY 58 and visitors at the Salt Creek Falls Day Use Area when air operations are active. Please yield to fire crews and adhere to safety, directional signage in this area. On FS Roads 2422 and 2243 check lines are being constructed with the intent of holding the fire to a smaller footprint. Crews are scouting for and improving alternate firelines on spur roads off FS Road 5883. On Slapjack, crews are finalizing erosion control and backhauling equipment in anticipation of turning management of the fire back to the local agency.

Evacuations: Currently, there are no evacuations in place. 

Weather: Seasonable weather conditions are expected today; 70-75 degrees, relative humidity 38-85%, winds out of the northwest, 3-5 mph gusting to 12 mph

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 https://outlooks.wildlandfiresmoke.net/outlook

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

Onlinehttps://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8307/ | https://www.facebook.com/CedarCreekFire2022/ | https://www.facebook.com/willamettenf | https://twitter.com/willametteNF |

YouTubehttps://www.tinyurl.com/cedarcreekfireyoutube

Cedar Creek Fire
Public Information Officer
(541)201-2335

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