As the “east wind” event came to a close over the weekend, residents of Oregon and the fire personnel who work there are able to breathe a little easier as the temperatures continue to fall and rain is expected in some regions.
The Cedar Creek Fire, which has burned close to 86,000 acres so far, has a public information officer by the name of Bud Sexton. The high temperatures and winds that occurred over the course of this weekend caused the fire to spread by about 33,000 acres, and it is no longer controlled.
However, Sexton claims that the teams will continue their efforts and that they are now performing controlled fires around the structure.
“You want to clear out the fuel that’s between where you are to protect the line and where the fire is,” the mission statement reads. Because of this, the strength of the fire will significantly decrease if you approach closer to it while also removing the fuel.
The Cedar Creek Fire now has close to a thousand people working to contain it.
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