Cedar Creek Fire Information

Updated: September 15, 2022 at 1100

The Cedar Creek Fire began August 1, 2022 when a lightning storm caused 20 to 30 new fires on the Willamette National Forest.  A Type 1 Incident Management Team is managing operations from an incident command post and fire base camp near Oakridge.

See an online map of evacuation areas at https://bit.ly/CedarCreekEvacMap.

Evacuation Information

See an online map at https://bit.ly/CedarCreekEvacMap.

DESCHUTES COUNTY EVACUATION INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE HERE.

LEVEL 1 (Be Ready) EVACUATION NOTICES ISSUED FOR:

  • The greater High Prairie, Oakridge and Westfir areas


Level 1 means you should be aware of the danger that exists in your area, monitor local media outlets
and telephone devices to receive further information.

This is the time for preparation and precautionary movement of persons with special needs, mobile property, pets and livestock.


Level 1

 

Many forest and road closures are still in effect.



Safety Messages

Areas under a Level 3 Evacuation Notice or a Forest Closure Order, including the roads within those areas, are closed to the public.

The closures are necessary to protect the safety of everyone. People who return to those areas are placing themselves at risk from fire, falling trees, downed powerlines, debris, landslides and the other safety issues caused by wildfire. Unauthorized people can also cause delays in firefighting activity if they are in the way of firefighting equipment or if fire personnel end up needed to assist those unauthorized people. 


For information on air quality in and around the Oakridge area, visit:  https://oakridgeair.org/smoke or signup to receive text message air-quality updates from Oakridge Air by texting 'Oakridge Air' to 541-543-2019.


Resources for Evacuees

Red Cross

The American Red Cross has a resource list for those that have been impacted by fires. Click here to access the list. 


FOOD for Lane County Mobile Pantry


FOOD For Lane County (FFLC) is hosting a Mobile Pantry distribution in Oakridge this Friday, September 16. from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Oakridge High School parking lot located at 47997 W. 1st Street. 
 
FFLC will distribute pre-packed boxes of pantry staples, produce, dairy and meat. Everyone is welcome to pick up a box for themselves, or on behalf of a neighbor, loved one, or anyone else affected by the fire. These boxes are first come, first served.  If demand is high, FFLC will schedule an additional distribution this week. 
 
 
Much thanks to the Oakridge School District, Head Start, One Hope, McKenzie Long Term Recovery Group and other Lane County COAD agencies that have helped coordinate this distribution.


SNAP Replacement

Current SNAP recipients who have lost food purchased with SNAP benefits due to fires, storms, flooding, power outages, or other misfortunes may be eligible to have those benefits replaced. View a flyer from ODHS.

What you need to do:

  • Fill out and submit a replacement form to your local Oregon Department of Human Services office within 10 days of the loss. You can do this by mail or in person.
  • If you are unable to submit the form within 10 days, call your local Oregon Department of Human Services office immediately to verbally report the loss. You will then have 10 days to return the form after you report. The Eugene office can be reached at 
    541-686-7878. 
  • 2-1-1 can help you report the loss and submit the form. They can also help you obtain the form in other languages if necessary. 2-1-1 is a community partner who can help with any questions you may have about SNAP. It’s free.



Other Resources


Weather Updates

The National Weather Service is the best resource to receive up to date information on current or forecasted weather conditions: https://www.weather.gov/.

Download the FEMA mobile app for weather alerts: 
https://www.fema.gov/mobile-app.

Power Updates

The most up-to-date information is available directly through your power service provider.

 

Power Company

Website

Report Outages

Lane Electric

https://laneelectric.com/outages/outage-map/

541-484-1151

Springfield Utility Board

http://www.subutil.com/

541-746-8451

Emerald People’s Utility District

https://www.epud.org/

541-746-1583

Eugene Water and Electric Board

http://www.eweb.org/outages-and-safety/power-outages/power-outage-map

1-844-484-2300

Blachly-Lane

http://www.blachlylane.coop/content/outage-information-0

541-688-8711

 

 

Road & Other Closures / Limited Access / Detours

There are forest closures in effect. Those are listed at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/8307/


Road Updates:

  • State Highways, www.tripcheck.com or 511
  • County Roads – www.tripcheck.com– and we will post the information to this update report.
  • Special District – currently special road districts do not have a centralized way to report their closures – Lane County will post information as it is received.

Other Sources of Lane County Information

By Telephone

N/A

Facebook

facebook.com/LaneCountyGovernment

Twitter

twitter.com/lanecountygov

Website

www.lanecountyor.gov

Media Partners

We regularly send updated information to our local media partners – digital, print, radio.

Road Closures:

  • State Highways, www.tripcheck.com or 511
  • County Roads – www.tripcheck.com– and we will post the information to this update report.
  • Special District – currently special road districts do not have a centralized way to report their closures – Lane County will post information as it is received.

Fire Information

Information about the status of the wildfire and firefighting efforts is available at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8307/

Cedar Creek Fire Information Line:  541-201-2335
(This line is currently staffed 7 days a week, 8am - 8pm)