Smoky skies, watery eyes

Cedar Creek wildfire begrimes Willamette Valley

BOBBY STEVENS / THE CHRONICLESmoke settled into the valley, prompting air quality levels to decrease across Lane County, as seen above the Rosboro Mill in Springfield, looking east.

A thick cloud of haze has settled over the Southern Willamette Valley this week as emergency response crews combat the Cedar Creek Fire. The fire is located approximately an hour SE. of the valley, raging across 87,000 acres, 15 miles east of Oakridge and 20 miles west of La Pine. As of presstime Tuesday, the fire is 0% contained. 

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