The safety of our residents and visitors is our first priority and it's important we're all providing consistent messaging regarding wildfires, closures and air quality.
Updated Oct. 28
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Like many states in the West, Oregon has seen an increase in the size of wildfires in recent years. While natural wildfires are a part of healthy forest ecosystems, uncontrolled wildfires caused by people can endanger lives, homes and vital natural resources. We encourage you to share the resources and messages below through your communications channels as we aim to keep the safety and health of our residents, visitors and firefighters top priority.
Many wildfire-impacted areas remain closed, while others have reopened but still require caution when visiting. Please confirm conditions using TripCheck and respect road closures. Here’s what to know about Oregon’s wildfire-impacted areas.
Cedar Creek Fire
The fire remains active, mostly burning with low to moderate intensity on the perimeter. Smoke will continue to linger through the week, impacting air quality.
- Location: 15 miles east of Oakridge
- Size: 127,283 acres, 60% contained
- Start date: Aug. 1
- Cause: Lightning
- Closures and evacuations:
- There are new, reduced closures in effect on the Deschutes National Forest and Willamette National Forest. These closures will remain in place until areas impacted by the fire are surveyed for safety risks and fire crews are able to mitigate these hazards. Please respect Forest closures for firefighter and public safety. Please visit Willamette National Forest and Deschutes National Forest for the most recent closure orders and maps. Pacific Crest Trail hikers should visit pcta.org for current information. There is a Temporary Flight Restriction over the Cedar Creek Fire area. Wildfires are a No Drone Zone – if you fly, we can’t.
- Smoke/air quality: Air quality conditions due to smoke are expected to range from good to hazardous within the forecast area. Smoke impacts will be heavily dependent on fire activity. For current conditions, see Fire.airnow.gov, oakridgeair.org, and LRAPA – Today’s Current Air Quality. Smoke Forecast Outlooks are available at https://outlooks.wildlandfiresmoke.net/outlook.
- Additional information for the fire is available on the Cedar Creek Fire Facebook page.
For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, read this guide to wildfire season in Oregon.
Depending on your region, you and your visitors may be impacted by neighboring states that are currently experiencing wildfires.
- Read here for the latest on California’s wildfires.
- Read here for the latest on Washington State’s wildfires.
Thank you to all the firefighters who are working to keep Oregon’s residents and visitors safe.