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Cedar Creek Update for October 24, 2022

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Cedar Creek Fire QuickFacts 

Size: 127,283 acres  

Origin: 15 miles E of Oakridge, OR 

Containment: 55%

Cause: Lightning   

Start Date:August 1, 2022  

Total personnel: 319

Resources: 4 engines; 5 crews; 3 helicopters; 1 Dozers; 4 Masticator

Weather:  A rain producing weather disturbance will move into our area for most of the day, with precipitation amounts between one half and three quarters of an inch. Temperatures will remain cool, high temperatures in the low 50’s. This weather system will bring gusty winds to the ridgetops and the east side of the fire. Relative humidity remains high.

Operations:  With several days of variable amounts of rain in the forecast, travel routes to the fireline and safe working conditions will be closely monitored for firefighter safety. Where conditions are conducive to working safely along the fireline, repair of the heavy equipment and dozer line will continue. These repairs, that utilized natural materials like chipped wood and branches, help to lessen the impacts of erosion. 

Yesterday, division supervisors and the forests resource advisors scouted several road culverts systems where debris had collected during recent rainfall. Fire crews will work to clear these blockages as conditions permit. As the weather changes to a wetter pattern and work is completed along the fireline, heavy equipment, hoses and pumps are being returned to fire camp.    

Today’s incoming precipitation will continue to cool active fire conditions. Pockets of heat remain within the fire’s interior, causing isolated smoldering across the burn area. 

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. There is a Temporary Flight Restriction over the Cedar Creek Fire area. Wildfires are a No Drone Zone – if you fly, we can’t. 

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: A map of the evacuation area 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.

 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

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