Over The Weekend, Cooler And Rainy Conditions Affected Oregon’s Three Largest Wildfires

The three largest flames in Oregon are still burning thousands of acres, but during the weekend, all three fires saw cooler and wetter weather.

With 21,347 acres burned, the Rum Creek Fire is 83% contained. A few days of rain, according to fire personnel battling the blaze northwest of Grant Pass, should aid in its control, mop up and patrol, and prospects for rehabilitation and repair.

Jackson County is not currently under an active evacuation order, but officials warn that there is still fire traffic in the region.

On the website of the Bureau of Land Management, Grants Pass Office is a current map of the roads and areas that have been closed.

East of Oakridge, a fire called the Cedar Creek Fire has scorched 112,287 acres and is still burning.

The conditions gave firefighters a chance to make substantial progress securing containment lines, similar to what happened with the Rum Creek Fire.

According to fire officials, they were about to finish firing operations around the west and southwest edge of the fire on about 2,000 acres.

Cooler And Rainy Conditions Affected Oregon
Cooler And Rainy Conditions Affected Oregon

On Saturday, there was some lightning recorded, and teams are prepared to help with immediate attack reactions.

Rainfall in the fire area ranged from.01 to.4 inches on Saturday. Lane County has an updated map of road closures available.

East of Enterprise, the Double Creek Fire has burned 157,208 acres and is 27% controlled.

Firefighters were able to monitor and put out the west side of the fire, according to officials who stated on Sunday that there was little fire activity.

Before a warming and drying trend starts on Friday, firefighters say rain and thunderstorms are probable throughout the entire week.

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