Taylor Bridge Fire Nearly Full Containment
Washington (AP) Fire crews have reached 57 percent containment on a central Washington wildfire that has burned dozens of homes.
The Taylor Bridge fire east of Cle Elum, Wash., has burned across more than 36 square miles or 23,000 acres of grass, sagebrush and timber. About 1,000 firefighters are fighting the blaze. On Monday, some of them conducted controlled burns of potential fuel.
Fire management officials say they’re hoping for full containment of the fire by Tuesday.
Meanwhile, a new, lightning-caused fire near Wenatchee was reported close to full containment. The Keane Ranch fire has burned one square mile of grass, brush and timber.
It has not threatened or damaged any structures. That fire was reported Sunday.