Hot temperatures, thunderstorms increase activity on Oregon's Cedar Creek Fire

  • Source: KVAL-TV CBS 13 Eugene
  • Published: 08/18/2022 12:00 AM

High temperatures and thunderstorms Wednesday increased fire activity on the Cedar Creek Fire burning about 15 miles east of Oakridge in the Willamette National Forest, officials said. The 4,836-acre fire was 0% contained and was started by lightning Aug. 1. About 750 firefighters are battling the wildfire. Firefighters used helicopters to cool hot spots. Helicopters and drones were used to drop Plastic Sphere Devices to start burnouts and clear fuels with the goal of moving the fire toward containment lines. Firefighters are conducting a slow burnout in the southern part of the fire to bring it down to Black Creek Road “so we can have a safe anchor point to work from,” said Sonny Caldwell, operations section chief for Pacific Northwest Team No. 2, during a public meeting Wednesday night held at the incident command post in Oakridge.


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