JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. – The Taylor Creek Fire in Josephine County is now 95% contained. That’s a significant jump from the 79% reported just a day before.
The fire remains at 52,588 acres. It has not grown at all in several days.
The western edge of the fire has been mopped up for quite some time and firefighters are now mopping up the north and eastern borders.
“The hard, around-the-clock work by firefighters continues to pay dividends in the form on increased containment,” firefighters said in their daily update Tuesday.
Night and tactical burning operations pushed the fire against the Chetco Fire burn scar, a natural fire break that lacks available fuel.
For now, the biggest area of concern is what firefighters call the “bulge” at a point on the fire’s western edge.
Current evacuation notices can be viewed here: http://joco.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=37b8a655d90f4f82ba35ba107a827840