Cedar Creek Fire Raging 18 Miles East of Oakridge

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A new wildfire, dubbed the Cedar Creek Fire, is sparking alarm in the Willamette National Forest this week. As of Wednesday, August 3, it had grown to over 500 acres and it is spreading fast.

Cedar Creek Fire

According to the U.S. Forest Service, the Cedar Creek fire was caused by a lightning strike. It’s located roughly one mile west of the Black Creek Trailhead on Forest Road 2421, 6 miles north of Highway 58, and about 3.5 miles west of Waldo Lake. It’s less than 18 miles from Oakridge, concerning residents in the small town.

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