Progress made against Taylor Creek, Klondike Fires

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – Firefighters are reporting progress Monday on both the Taylor Creek and Klondike Fires.

The more active of the two—the Klondike Fire— is burning northwest of Selma. In the last 24 hours, the fire grew some 3,800 acres, bringing the total acreage burned to a little more than 72,000 acres.

The fire is continuing to spread south and southwest, which means it’s burning away from the communities of Selma, Cave Junction and Williams.

Fire managers are also working to steer the southeast portion of the fire into the burn scar of last year’s Chetco Bar Fire.

They say it will serve as a natural barrier due to the lower amount of fuels.

Firefighters also got more containment overnight. The Klondike Fire is now 28% contained. That’s up from 15-percent.

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