New Wildfire On Willamette National Forest Grows Fast To 500 Acres, Sends Smoke Into C. Oregon (Latest News)

Central Oregon fire officials confirmed that a new wildfire that was burning in rugged and difficult-to-access terrain on the Willamette National Forest 18 miles east of Oakridge was expanding rapidly

The lighting that has been seen in the area in the past few days has started a new fire called the Cedar Creek Fire.

It has spread over about 500 acres and is located about one mile west of the Black Creek Trailhead on the 2421 road.

It is also about 18 miles east of Oakridge, 3.5 miles west of Waldo Lake, and 6 miles north of Highway 58.

It is requested that hikers and other people who use the forest refrain from using any paths that branch off Forest Service roads 2421 or 2424.

The new size was estimated to be around 100 acres on an early detection flight today, August 3rd. Today, a helicopter was once again given as an assignment

There was no reliable or safe access to the fire, there were no escape routes for firefighters on the ground, and as of yet, there do not appear to be any natural barriers available for firefighters