Published Sunday, October 9, 2022, 1130 PT
INCIDENT SUMMARY: The CEDAR CREEK FIRE is located about 15 miles east of Oakridge, Oregon. It was sparked by lightning on August 1, 2022.
CURRENT STATUS: The fire behavior continues to be moderate with uphill runs, creeping, and spotting. The fire has burned about 121,529 acres of timber and closed timber litter. It has reached a 38% containment status.
Extremely dry fuels and high temperatures led to increased fire behavior on the southern edge of the Cedar Creek Fire, enabling the fire to escape containment lines near Lucas Lake and close to the existing spot fire. Firefighters focused their efforts on this new “slopover” area where the fire crossed containment lines, estimated to be 30-50 acres yesterday, say Fire Officials.
PERSONNEL: There is 627 total fire personnel along with 14 crews, 21 engines, three pieces of heavy equipment, and eight helicopters. Fire Management of the incident was transferred from the NW Team 9 to the NW Team 12, both Type 2 IMTs which took place at 2000 hours PT Saturday night.
CLOSURES: There are closures in effect on 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.org for current information.
RESTRICTIONS: A Temporary Flight Restriction, also known as a TFR is in effect. This means, no drones or UAS should be flying in this area.
AIR QUALITY: For current conditions, see Fire.airnow.gov, oakridgeair.org, and LRAPA – Today’s Current Air Quality. Smoke Forecast Outlooks are available at https://outlooks.wildlandfiresmoke.net/outlook.
EVACUATIONS: A map of the evacuation area 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.
COST-TO-DATE: $116 Million.
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