Monday Update – September 6, 2021
The CEDAR CREEK FIRE ignited by lightning on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at approximately 1648 hours PT. It is located about four miles southwest from Mazama, Washington State.
The CEDAR CREEK FIRE also includes the VARDEN FIRE when they merged into one another, creating the single fire name.
Fire fuels include brush, closed timber litter and timber understory. There has been 55,187 acres of Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest lands destroyed.
Minimal fire behavior with backing, creeping and smoldering still remain but fire suppression efforts have led to an 87% containment status. Fire Managers estimated total containment to be reached on October 31, 2021.
Fire Fact — To date, there are 5,622 northwest firefighters that are still fighting uncontained wildfires. – NWCC
Total number of personnel remaining on this incident is 235.
Management is still under the direction of the NW IIMT9, which is also managing the Muckamuck, Cub Creek 2 and Delancy Fires. They assumed command of wildfires on August 25, 2021.
Cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment expenses have reached $38.7 Million Dollars.
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