ODF, Tillamook State Forest, wildfire

Cedar Butte Fire remains at 60 acres as crews expect to begin mopping up this weekend

The Cedar Butte Fire. Photo: ODF

Friday afternoon update

The Cedar Butte Fire remains at 60 acres, the Oregon Department of Forestry said Friday afternoon.

"Ground crews made excellent progress today, working through hot, dry conditions to extend lines around almost the entirety of the fire’s perimeter," a press release from the agency read.

A type II helicopter remains on standby to aid if needed at any hot spots that arise due to the extreme weather this evening.

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Crews are focused on laying hose around the fire's perimeter, where containment remains at 10%. Over the weekend, more ground crews are expected to join the fight to aid in containment and mopping up. The aircraft support will be released to fight other fires at the close of today's shift.

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