Rugged terrain, winds delay Taylor Bridge fire containment
Containment of the Taylor Bridge fire has been pushed back to next week.
CLE ELUM — Full containment of a wildfire that has destroyed dozens of homes in Central Washington has been pushed back to next week.
Fire-management spokesman Glenn Kohler said Thursday that firefighters working to establish a strong containment line around the last stubborn area on the north side of the Taylor Bridge fire were dealing with rugged terrain and gusty winds. Officials had estimated they'd have full containment by Friday but have pushed that back to Aug. 29.
The fire east of Cle Elum is 91 percent contained. It has burned more than 36 square miles, or 23,500 acres.