120,000-acre Cedar Creek Fire is winding down with the weather

  • Source: The Observer
  • Published: 09/30/2022 05:56 PM

After burning for two months and threatening at times to reach Sunriver and La Pine, the eastern flank of the Cedar Creek wildfire is no longer considered a threat, according to Chris Orr, the incident commander trainee of Northwest Incident Team 7, which is part of the firefighting effort. “It would take a significant event to cause the east (side of the fire) to move, which is a very low probability at this time of year,” said Orr. As of Friday, the fire had burned 120,546 acres of land in the Deschutes and Willamette national forests, largely in remote areas far from human habitation. No structures have burned in the fire, which is now 27% contained and has so far run up a tab of $100 million in firefighting costs.


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