Cedar Creek Fire: East winds this week didn’t challenge containment lines

By Adam Duvernay
The Register-Guard
October 8, 2022
Category: Forest Fires
Region: United States, US West

Containment strategies around the Cedar Creek Fire burning east of Oakridge are expected to remain fairly constant through the weekend as a new team takes over.  Easterly winds blowing over the fire Wednesday evening into Thursday morning stirred up some of the fire’s interior but didn’t greatly challenge firefighters’ containment lines, said Northwest Incident Management Team 9 Public Information Officer Eric Hendrickson. Firefighters expect to continue strengthening those lines over the weekend.  A new incident management teamplans to take over control of the fire after the weekend, and Hendrickson said it’s unlikely firefighting strategies will shift during the transition. Along with strengthening lines, Hendrickson said firefighters are working to analyze where hazards, such as downed trees, can be removed to give them better access to the wildfire.

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