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Cedar Creek Fire October 4, 2022 Daily Update 8:30 AM

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Cedar Creek Fire Update

Size: 120,855 acres

Contained: 34%

Start Date: August 1, 2022

Origin: 15 miles east of Oakridge, OR

Cause: Lightning

Total personnel: 788

Resources: 12 engines; 13 crews; 9 heavy equipment; 5 helicopters

West Zone Operations: Along the northwestern edge of Cedar Creek Fire, firefighters continued monitoring and strengthening containment lines, taking advantage of favorable weather conditions after the east wind event tailed off yesterday. Oakridge and surrounding communities experienced additional smoke as temperatures rose and humidities declined yesterday resulting in increased smoldering activity and consumption of unburned fuels within the fire perimeter. Today, firefighters will continue to patrol and hold control lines throughout Cedar Creek Fire. A crew is working to assess Fuji Mountain and begin repair work along firelines in that area. Additional equipment will be added to the lineup for road repair along Forest Service Roads 19 and 24.
East Zone Operations: Yesterday, equipment and crews were able to make good progress on improvements and repair of the indirect containment line along Forest Service Road 46. Grading of the 700 road is nearing completion and other roads in the area that need repairs are being identified, as well as continuation of culvert repair and berm removal. Mop up around Charlton Lake continues. Temperatures have remained consistently warmer which has resulted in minimal amounts of moisture retention from the precipitation that fell over the fire last week. Fire behavior is expected to continue creeping and smoldering with a small possibility of torching due to drier fuels and light winds.
Weather: Light northwest winds and warm temperatures in the mid 70s to low 80s are predicted for Tuesday as conditions return to warm and dry with typical diurnal winds across the area. No rain is predicted for the area until at least next Monday.
Closures: The Deschutes National Forest and Willamette National Forest both have closures and fire restrictions in effect. Some of these closures will remain in effect until areas that have been heavily impacted by the fire are surveyed for safety hazards. Please respect Forest closures for firefighter and public safety. Violations of these prohibitions are punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000.00 for an individual or $10,000.00 for a corporation or imprisonment for not more than six months or both. 16 USC § 551 and 18 U.S.C §§ 3551, 3559, 3571, and 3581. Please visit Willamette National Forest and Deschutes National Forest for the most recent closure orders and maps. A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is in place. The use of drones is prohibited in the fire area, please make it safe for our firefighters to use aircraft on the fire. Pacific Crest Trail hikers should visit pcta.org for current information.
Smoke: 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: An updated map of the evacuation areas is available at www.LaneCountyOR.gov/CedarCreek. Sign-up for emergency mobile alerts by going to oralert.gov. 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.
Cedar Creek Fire
Public Information Officer
(541)201-2335

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