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Cedar Creek Fire, September 3, 2022, Daily Update – 10:00 AM

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Cedar Creek Fire Quick Facts 

Size: 16,303 acres

Contained: 12%    Start Date: August 1, 2022   Location: 15 miles E of Oakridge, OR

Cause: Lightning  Total personnel: 655            Resources:10 engines, 8 crews,

26 heavy equipment,  8 helicopters

Current Situation: Fire growth has increased toward Furnish Creek in the northern area of the fire. The fire spotted over the retardant line in the southeast area of the fire near Nettle Creek. The north section burned into an older burn scar. Last night, relative humidity recovered well, this combined with lingering clouds throughout the morning will help the fire be less active because of higher moisture levels in the atmosphere. Once the sun comes out in the afternoon fire activity will increase but growth is anticipated to be less than yesterday.

Today’s Activities: The northern part of the fire reached an area that is safer to staff today. Fire crews are making deliberate choices on engaging the fire where chances of success are high. In the southwest area of the fire crews will be holding the fire along roads and fire lines. Holding means to watch out for any spot fires across fireline and extinguish them. Operations will also consider burning back into the fire where feasible. Helicopters will be helping with water drops when visibility allows.

Evacuations: Increased fire activity has prompted an increase in evacuation levels for areas around the Cedar Creek Fire. LEVEL 3 (GO NOW) is in effect for

  • Islet Campground, North Waldo Campground and Harralson Horse Camp. All dispersed camping and recreation in the area east of the Waldo Lake shoreline between the United State Forest Service, forest closure to the north, and south to just north of Shadow Bay Campground, and east to the Charlton Lake and Taylor Lake areas. Forest Service Road 19 (Aufderheide Drive) from milepost 20 (just east of Kiahanie Campground) to milepost 35 (south of Roaring River Campground). This includes the Box Canyon Campground, Box Canyon Staging Area/Horse Camp and Skookum Creek Campground and all surrounding dispersed camping areas. Irish and Taylor Lake campgrounds and dispersed camping in the Charlton and Taylor lakes areas and north along the Pacific Crest Trail to Lindick Lake.

LEVEL 2 (BE SET) is in effect for

  • The area between Taylor Lake and Lemish Lake along the Taylor Burn Road, including the Many Lakes and Metolius-Windigo Trailheads. Level 2 means: You must prepare to leave at a moment’s notice, and this may be the only notice that you receive.

Please contact Lane County Sheriff’s Office if you have questions. 541-682-4150

Weather:  Seasonal temperatures in the lower 90s. Clouds in the morning will burn off as the day heats up.

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. 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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