Oregon's three biggest wildfires saw cooler and wet conditions over the weekend

  • Source: KATU-TV ABC 2 Portland
  • Published: 09/19/2022 12:00 AM

The three biggest fires burning in Oregon continue to char thousands of acres, but all three fires saw cooler and wetter conditions over the weekend. The Rum Creek Fire has torched 21,347 acres and is 83% contained. Fire officials working on the fire northwest of Grant Pass said several days of rain should help suppression, mop up and patrol, and opportunities for rehab and repair. While there are no active evacuations for Jackson County, officials say people still need to be aware that fire traffic in the area still exists. The Cedar Creek Fire burning to the east of Oakridge has charred 112,287 acres and remains uncontained. Like the Rum Creek Fire, the weather allowed firefighters a chance to make significant progress securing containment lines. Fire officials say they were about to complete about 2,000 acres of firing operations along the west and southwest edge of the fire.


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