The Cedar Creek Fire in Central Oregon is now 112,287 acres with 11% containment. Fire activity is expected to be minimal today, although the southern portion of the fire could see increased activity by afternoon. Forecasted rain moving into the area on Tuesday/Wednesday could additionally reduce fire activity.
Oakridge and areas immediately west of the fire will have the greatest impacts today. Hazardous air quality in Oakridge this morning may improve slightly to Unhealthy by this evening. Eugene/Springfield may experience Moderate/USG air quality this morning but will improve during the evening. Wind shifts should improve air quality for areas east of the fire by this afternoon, including Bend and Redmond. Forecasted rain may reduce fire activity and smoke production starting on Tuesday/Wednesday.
Health and Safety Message
Do you know how to check your local air quality? For real time information see fire.airnow.gov, oakridgeair.org, and LRAPA – Today’s Current Air Quality.
Smoke Forecast: https://outlooks.wildlandfiresmoke.net/outlook/7f95b6c6?