Rain slows growth of Cedar Creek Fire, brings shift in risks to firefighters

  • Source: KTVZ NBC/CW+ 21 Bend
  • Published: 09/20/2022 12:00 AM

The Cedar Creek Fire barely grew on Monday, as rain and cooler temperatures continued to have positive impacts, but fire officials said Tuesday the danger to firefighters continues and shifts in wetter weather to the potential for falling rocks or trees in burned areas. The fire is 11% contained, with containment line on the west side of the fire between Forest Service Road 24 and Fifth Creek, the stretch from Charlton Lake west to the shore of Waldo Lake, and the north and west shores of Waldo Lake. Oakridge and communities west of the fire will experience the most smoke as southeast winds continue today. The West Zone of the fire is currently burning with low-intensity creeping, and smoldering. Fire spread is occurring in areas with deep, dry litter and heavy fuels.


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