Increased activity expected for Taylor Creek and Klondike Fires

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JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – Incoming winds are expected to test lines around the Taylor Creek and Klondike fires burning in Josephine County.

Firefighters said wind gusts of up to 20 miles-per-hour will push the fire away from people and homes east of Highway 199 and toward Babyfoot Road. Crews will be in place to hold the existing fireline and protect structures.

The increased fire activity will result in more smoke, which will likely head to the southwest.

The Taylor Creek Fire covers 52,222 acres and is 52% contained. The Klondike Fire is 62,731 acres and is 15% contained.

A Level 1 (be ready) evacuation notice applies to residents west of Highway 199 and south of Eight Dollar Mountain.

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