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The 87,000-acre Cedar Creek Fire is 0% controlled.

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Highway 58 and Cascade Lakes Highway will reopen at Lava Lake Resort.

On Sunday, more than 1,200 firefighters fought the Cedar Creek Fire, which was fueled by hot, dry winds and quickly grew to 87,000 acres.

87,000 acres burnt quickly. After a horrible weekend when the wildfire’s containment plummeted to zero, wind direction and lower temperatures helped reduce evacuations.

By Sunday evening, 86,724 acres had burned, and 1,229 firefighters from 29 states were battling the blaze.

As of right now, the temperature in Oakridge is 72 degrees, and a little rain shower has just passed over the area.

Sunday night’s Facebook message: “Weather is on their favor.” Nighttime activities may be dangerous, therefore safety is a priority.

The West Side team reported that the fire was controlled north of Highway 58 and east of Forest Road 2409 at Eagle Butte owing to cooler weather on Sunday.

The team also attributed the containment of the fire to the fact that the fire was brought to an end by the cooler weather.

No longer accessible to the public are the snow parks located at Edison Butte, Kapka Butte, and Virginia Meissner.

The parking lot in the lower east is still open for use at Wanoga Sno-Park, whereas the parking area in the upper west has been closed.

A number of more locations may still be reached, including Dutchman Flat, Vista Butte, and Swampy Lakes.


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