Wildfire Incident Information
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Fire Status
Last Updated
1 month ago
Fire Start
Monday, August 1, 2022 2:39 AM PDT
Incident #
Primary Fire Agency

National Wildfire Coordinating Group

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Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

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Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 1 month ago

Incident Photo for the Cedar Creek Fire

The Cedar Creek Fire began August 1, 2022 when a lightning storm caused 20 to 30 new fires on the Willamette National Forest. The incident is currently being managed by the Eastern Area Silver Incident Management Team.

The fire location includes steep, rugged terrain which has posed a challenge for access. The fire does cover land that includes wilderness and roadless areas. Firefighters will engage directly on the fire's edge where it is safe to do so. Indirect line may be built in areas where access is not possible and/or unsafe. Aircraft is being utilized as weather conditions allow to support firefighters on the ground. Suppression repair work is occurring around the area as well as hazard mitigations taking place.

Smoke: For current conditions, see Fire.airnow.gov, oakridgeair.org and Smoke Outlooks.

Evacuations: Notices are in place in Lane County. View the Interactive Evacuation Map.

Closures: An area closure is in effect for parts of the Willamette National Forest and the Deschutes National Forest. A closure is in effect for both the Waldo Lake Wilderness and Three Sisters Wilderness. Waldo Lake and Cultus Lake are both closed to the public.

Basic Incident Details

Incident Type
Date of Origin
Monday, August 1, 2022 9:39 AM PDT
Fire origin 15 miles east of Oakridge, OR and 3 miles west of Waldo Lake
Incident Commander
Eastern Area Silver IMT,
IC Lucas Minton, Maris Gabliks
43.726, -122.167

Current Situation

Total Personnel
Size (Acres)
Fuels Involved
Timber (Grass and Understory) Timber (Litter and Understory) Closed Timber Litter

Timber Shrub with very high surface fuel load. Short needle conifer with brush and down log fuel loading in mature timber. Lichen draped timber and snags are abundant.

Timber Litter with compact short needle conifer litter primarily composed of Douglas Fir plantations and regeneration on the west side. On the east side, timber stands with needle litter is dominated by Ponderosa Pine.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions
A: Assess changing weather conditions to determine whether work on the division can be accomplished safely. Continue chipping along FS Road 19.

P/S: Assess changing weather conditions to determine whether repair work on the division can be safely accomplished without damage to the area. Ensure all repair points in field maps are accurate for future repair.

X: Assess changing weather conditions to determine whether work on the division can be accomplished safely. Finish any remaining repair that can be safely completed with available resources.

A dashboard has been created to track the level of repair completion.
Projected Incident Activity
12 hours: Fire activity will be minimal. Isolated smoldering in large surface and ground fuel.

24 Hours: Minimal fire behavior. Isolated smoldering..

48 Hours: Minimal fire behavior anticipated.

72 Hours: Minimal fire behavior anticipated. The lack of precipitation for several days may allow more smoke production from smoldering fuels.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns
Weather Concerns (synopsis of current and predicted weather; discuss related factors that may cause concern):

Tuesday 10/25: Tuesday during the day had some clouds and morning drizzle but there was some clearing and drying after yesterdays all day rain. Daytime Temperatures were around 50 in the valleys and upper 30s to mid 40s in higher terrain. Overall winds were light and terrain driven less than 7 mph.

Tuesday night, a storm system will bring up to 6 inches of snow above 4000 feet and a half an inch of precipitation overall to the western Cedar Creek Fire area and a quarter of an inch to the eastern perimeter.

Wednesday 10/26: There will be lingering valley rain and mountain snow showers into the afternoon. Additional precipitation could add up to a quarter of an inch with on and off snow showers totaling to another couple of inches in the mountains. Temperatures will still be mostly in the 40s during the day and 30s in the higher elevations. West wind to 10 mph gusting to 25 mph on the ridges can be expected at times.

Thursday and most of Friday look drier and warmer and the weekend looks to be wet again.

Fire Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Cedar Creek Fire Information Line
Email: 2022.cedarcreek@firenet.gov
Phone: 541-201-2335
Hours: 7 days 8 am to 8 pm
Fire Unit Information
Willamette National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Springfield, OR 97477