PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Cedar Creek fire breached containment lines Saturday leading to another massive growth for the already huge blaze.
The fire grew just over 32,000 acres over the course of the day due to high easterly winds across Oregon to more than 85,000 acres. Containment has dropped back down to 0% due to fire lines being jumped.
According to the U.S. Forest Service, with withs easing up Sunday and temperatures cooling, things will begin to get a little bit easier in terms of containment, but there is still a lot of work to be done.
Crews will be working Sunday to protect fire lines along major roads like Highway 58.
Most evacuations stay the same, except the city of Westfir and Oakridge west of Salmon Creek, south of Laurel Butte Road and north of the Middle Fork Willamette River have been lowered to Level 2. Evacuees are told to go to Lane Community College.