Published Saturday, September 24, 2022, 1300 hours PT
The lightning-caused CEDAR CREEK FIRE is located 15 miles east of Oakridge, Oregon.
The command is under the management of the PNW Team (Type 1 IMT) and NW Team 7 (a Type 2 IMT) with NW Team 9 (Type 2 IMT) in the process of mobilizing.
Fire Officials report:
“Fire activity within the perimeter of the Cedar Creek Fire is expected to increase with the warming and drying weather.
Ridgetops within the fire area are expected to dry out quicker and, therefore have active fire sooner than lower elevations.
Crews and mechanized equipment continue to work on the north side of the fire to prepare Forest Service Road 19 as a containment line.
Firefighters are actively searching for areas of heat and any remaining hazards such as snags along the western edge of the fire.
The control line to the south and southwest of the fire is prepared with cleared vegetation and is ready for future burning operations.” – USFS
Fire behavior is minimal with backing, creeping, and smoldering being observed.
There have been 114,025 acres of timber and closed timber burned with a reported 18% containment status.
There is 1,913 total personnel with 32 crews, 50 engines, 71 pieces of heavy equipment, and eight copters assigned to this incident.
An updated map of the evacuation areas is available at http://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.
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