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Taylor Creek and Klondike fires at risk of merging, continue to grow

The two blazes are burning near each other in Josephine County.

Posted: Aug. 10, 2018 10:37 AM
Updated: Aug. 13, 2018 10:06 AM

UPDATE: The Taylor Creek and Klondike fires continue to grow in Josephine County.

The Taylor Creek fire is now burning more than 46,000 acres, but containment levels rose over the weekend. The fire is now 45 percent contained.

The Klondike fire has grown to more than 51,000 acres. Containment remains at 15 percent.

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JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. -- Crews are building fire lines around the Taylor Creek and Klondike fires with the aim of keeping them from merging together.

The two blazes are burning near each other in Josephine County.

The Klondike Fire has burned more than 36,000 acres, and as of Friday morning, it is at 15 percent containment.

Near Grants Pass, the Taylor Creek Fire is burning more than 42,000 acres and is 38 percent contained.

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