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Cedar Creek Fire Daily Update for Friday, October 28

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Cedar Creek Fire QuickFacts 

Size: 127,283 acres

Containment: 60% 

Origin: 15 miles E of Oakridge, OR

Cause: Lightning

Start Date: August 1, 2022

Total personnel: 159 

Resources: 2 engines; 1 crew; 1 excavator

Today, the Eastern Area Silver Incident Management Team will transition the management of the Cedar Creek Fire to a local Type 3 Incident Management Team. The Eastern Area Silver Team thanks the community of Oakridge, their neighbors and cooperators, and the Willamette and Deschutes National Forests. 

Last evenings “Cedar Creek Fire Community Meeting” is available to view on the Cedar Creek Fire Facebook page. 

Weather:  Warmer temperatures and lower relative humidity will remain in place today with considerable high clouds and intermittent sunshine. A slow-moving weather system will increase cloud cover toward evening, bringing the potential for light rain to develop overnight.  

Operations:  Crews will continue to operate along the fire line to complete repair and rehab of handlines and dozer lines. Assets will continue to be removed from the Oakridge Fire Camp.  As such, stay alert for the potential  increase in traffic hauling large equipment, including trailers, traveling along Highway 58. 

Although the amount of smoke greatly reduced, areas within the fire’s boundary will likely continue to smolder, burn, and generate more smoke. Air quality may be impacted by residual smoke until significant snow covers the burned area within the fire.  

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.orgfor current information. The Temporary Flight Restriction over the Cedar Creek Fire area has been lifted.

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.govoakridgeair.org, and LRAPA- Today’s CurrentAir QualitySmoke 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: [email protected] 

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

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