Cedar Creek Fire Update, October 4

Cedar Creek Fire Quick Facts
Size: 120,855 acres
Contained: 34%
Start Date: August 1, 2022
Origin: 15 miles east of Oakridge, OR
Cause: Lightning

West Zone Operations: Along the northwestern edge of Cedar Creek Fire, firefighters continued
monitoring and strengthening containment lines, taking advantage of favorable weather conditions after
the east wind event tailed off yesterday. Oakridge and surrounding communities experienced additional
smoke as temperatures rose and humidities declined yesterday resulting in increased smoldering activity
and consumption of unburned fuels within the fire perimeter. Today, firefighters will continue to patrol and hold control lines throughout Cedar Creek Fire. A crew is working to assess Fuji Mountain and begin
repair work along firelines in that area. Additional equipment will be added to the lineup for road repair
along Forest Service Roads 19 and 24.

East Zone Operations: Yesterday, equipment and crews were able to make good progress on
improvements and repair of the indirect containment line along Forest Service Road 46. Grading of the
700 road is nearing completion and other roads in the area that need repairs are being identified, as well
as continuation of culvert repair and berm removal. Mop up around Charlton Lake continues. Temperatures have remained consistently warmer which has resulted in minimal amounts of moisture
retention from the precipitation that fell over the fire last week. Fire behavior is expected to continue
creeping and smoldering with a small possibility of torching due to drier fuels and light winds.

Weather: Light northwest winds and warm temperatures in the mid 70s to low 80s are predicted for
Tuesday as conditions return to warm and dry with typical diurnal winds across the area. No rain is
predicted for the area until at least next Monday.

Closures: The Deschutes National Forest and Willamette National Forest both have closures and fire
restrictions in effect. Some of these closures will remain in effect until areas that have been heavily
impacted by the fire are surveyed for safety hazards. Please respect Forest closures for firefighter and
public safety. Violations of these prohibitions are punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000.00 for an
individual or $10,000.00 for a corporation or imprisonment for not more than six months or both. 16 USC §551 and 18 U.S.C §§ 3551, 3559, 3571, and 3581. Please visit Willamette National Forest and Deschutes
National Forest for the most recent closure orders and maps.

A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is in place. The use of drones is prohibited in the fire area, please make it safe for our firefighters to use aircraft on the fire. Pacific Crest Trail hikers should visit pcta.org for current information.

Smoke: 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.

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