ODF News | Cedar Butte Fire Morning Update Saturday, August 14, 2021 – Perimeter Complete Around Fire, Focus on Mop Up Operations


Crews have completed a perimeter around the fire and are focusing on mop up operations.

TILLAMOOK, Ore.- The Cedar Butte Fire 18 miles east of Tillamook is now 74 acres, but crews have fully lined the fire and are focusing on containment and mop up. All aviation resources have been released from the fire. Smoke may continue to be visible as slash piles continue to burn within the fire perimeter. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Barring any major changes in conditions, this will be the last update for the Cedar Butte Fire.

This firefighting effort would not have been possible without the coordination and support from many members of the Tillamook community. Oregon Department of Forestry would like to thank the Tillamook Airport, Tillamook School District #9, Tillamook High School, the Tillamook YMCA, and the local vendors, restaurants, and stores that helped feed over 100 firefighters for the last four days, three meals a day totaling over 1,200 meals.

As mop up operations continue, the public should avoid Cedar Butte Road, and should not travel beyond Cedar Butte junction with Muesial Creek Road.