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
Start Date: August 1, 2022
Origin: 15 miles east of Oakridge, Oregon
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…
Expect a lot more smoke in Central Oregon the next 2 days
The Cedar Creek Fire will create lots of smoke for Central Oregon. Learn more here.
The Cedar Creek Fire burning on the Willamette National Forest grew to 18,143 acres Tuesday and a Red Flag Warning could cause it to grow.
People in Central Oregon should expect a lot more smoke in the next couple of days. It could reach “unhealthy for sensitive groups” level.
“The elderly or pretty much just anyone who has trouble breathing, even younger folks. Those are the people we include in the ‘unhealthy for sensitive groups,’” said Dan Byrd, an air resource adviser working on the Cedar Creek Fire.
Central Oregon Fire Info says a Red Flag Warning has been issued for hot, dry…