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Cedar Creek Fire September 4, 2022, Daily Update – 10:00 AM

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Cedar Creek Fire Quick Facts 

Contained: 12% 

Start Date: August 1, 2022

Location: 15 miles E of Oakridge, OR

Cause: Lightning

Total personnel: 629

Resources:9 engines

8 crews

25 heavy equipment

8 helicopters

Current Situation: Fire activity was moderate yesterday due to cloud cover in the morning and higher humidities. Firefighters attempted to engage the fire where it crossed the retardant line near Edith Creek, but could not gain safe access because of extremely steep slopes. Firefighters initiated a strategic firing operation in the southwest area of the fire on Forest Service Road 2421. Humidities were very high, making ignition difficult, but they were able to make some progress. Today, fire behavior is expected to be slow and steady because of seasonal weather in the forecast.

Today’s Activities: Fire managers have started implementing a new plan in the southeast area of the fire, where the fire crossed over the fire-retardant line. Crews will be enhancing the area around Black Creek to use as a barrier to stop fire growth to the south. In the northern area, firefighters are utilizing Winchester Trail as a checking line to slow fire growth. In the southwest, crews are utilizing small firing operations to keep the fire north of Forest Service Road 2421

Weather: Seasonal temperatures in the lower 80s.

Closures: All of the Waldo Campgrounds and Waldo Road are closed. Kiahane Campground and Box Canyon are closed. Forest Road 19 ( Aufderheide Scenic Byway) is closed from Kiahane Campground to Upper Roaring River. 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: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM | Phone: 541-201-2335 | Email[email protected]

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Cedar Creek Fire
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