Photo from the scene courtesy ODF
In an afternoon update regarding the Cedar Butte Fire, the Oregon Department of Forestry said the wildfire had grown from an estimated 50 acres to 60 acres, calling the growth “moderate” as it burns largely within slash in the unit it started in. Crews are focusing their efforts on keeping the fire out of nearby timber.
The wildfire poses no threat to any structures, ODF said.
The department set an optimistic tone on the fire’s progress, noting that within the context of Thursday’s hot weather, progress in lining the fire had been good.
“Ground crews have continued cutting fire lines, while two Type II helicopters drawing water from the Wilson River and two Fireboss Single Engine Air Tankers drawing water from Hagg Lake provided aerial support to control hot . . .
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