• Storm brings rain and snow to Cedar Creek Fire

    Recent storms in Oregon have pushed the Cedar Creek Fire to 55% containment. Find out more here.

    Fire crews working the months old Cedar Creek Fire have caught a break with the help from a strong storm that’s blown into the Oregon.

    Saturday’s fire update listed accumulating snow instead of more acres burned.

    “With much lower temperatures, higher relative humidity, and considerable precipitation expected over the next few days, fire activity is expected to decrease substantially, with the possibility of 3 – 5 inches of snow in the fire area. However, some smoldering will continue in the fire area,” the update read.

    Firefighters will work patrol and mop up, but scouts will evaluate the impact of high winds and precipitation…

  • Warmup so far not fueling big growth on 114,000-acre Cedar Creek Fire, now 20% contained

    The current warming trend hasn’t yet spurred any major growth of the Cedar Creek Fire. Learn more here.

    OAKRIDGE, Ore. (KTVZ) — So far, a warming and drying trend has not made for any major growth of the Cedar Creek Fire, which has topped 114,000 acres but has reached 20% containment, officials said Sunday.

    Here’s Sunday’s update:

    Cedar Creek Fire
    September 25, 2022
    Daily Update at 8:30 AM

    Cedar Creek Fire Quick Facts

    Size: 114,104 acres

    Contained: 20%

    Start Date: August 1, 2022

    Origin: 15 miles east of Oakridge, Oregon

    Cause: Lightning

    Total personnel: 1,817

    Resources: 44 engines, 28 crews, 68 heavy equipment, 9 helicopters

    West Zone Operations: Overnight, the ridgelines and higher elevations areas (above 4,000 ft) experienced lower humidity and…

  • Oregon electric utilities file first state-required wildfire mitigation plans with PUC

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    Electric companies throughout Oregon are filing Wildfire Mitigation Plans. Learn more here.

    SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) – Electric utilities across Oregon have filed their first state-required Wildfire Mitigation Plans, designed to prevent and mitigate wildfire risk, with the Oregon Public Utility Commission, the agency said Friday.

    The WMPs are the first to be filed since Senate Bill 762 passed during the 2021 legislative session, requiring plans for all electric utilities providing service in Oregon.

    Senate Bill 762 established formal standards for electric utility wildfire mitigation plans, including the information utilities are required to include.

    Plans must identify areas at high-risk for wildfires within the utility’s service territory and actions to minimize those risks, as well as protocols for implementing public safety…

  • Redmond Fire & Rescue launches new business inspection software to boost efficiency

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    Redmond Fire & Rescue launched a new fire inspection software. Discover more here.

    Redmond Fire & Rescue’s Fire Marshal’s Office has launched its new cutting-edge fire inspection software from ESO. This new software will allow the Fire Marshal’s Office to improve efficiencies when out conducting fire inspections at businesses.

    Currently, inspectors will complete a fire inspection using a paper form, then return to the office and input the information into an older database, and then reprint the inspection and return to the business to provide them a report.

    With the ESO software, an inspector can complete an inspection on a tablet, and within a matter of a few seconds, the inspection report can be delivered to the business owner’s email…