Published August 24, 2022, Wednesday

The CEDAR CREEK FIRE is located 15 miles east of Oakridge, Oregon, which was sparked by lightning on August 1, 2022.

Courtesy: Inciweb

The fire has burned 7,172 acres.

There is currently 1,022 total personnel along with 16 engines, 18 crews, 41 pieces of heavy equipment, and nine helicopters.

There are no evacuation orders in effect.

Incident Cooperators include the Willamette National Forest, Inciweb, and Cedar Creek Fire.

According to the Fire Officials on the current situation, “Continued helicopter water drops on the southeast portion, cooled the fire in the location of the planned handline to be completed through the wilderness.

These cooling efforts slowed fire growth and enable firefighters to safely work in the area. Crews camped on the west side of Waldo Lake, near trail #3590 just outside of the eastern boundary of Waldo Lake Wilderness, and are working to establish a direct fireline as close to the fire’s edge as possible to stop its spread to the south.

Along Black Creek Road crews and heavy equipment removed fire-weakened trees that have fallen or have the potential to fall, to provide for firefighter safety and continued access. 

Four miles south of the fire, hand crews are improving the trail moving west from Fuji Mountain Trailhead toward Eagle Creek Road. Hand crews on the Slapjack Fire completed the fireline and hose lay and the fire has been holding within the established fireline.”

The fire behavior is active with backing, creeping, and torching.

There is a 0% containment status.

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