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August 15, 2012 at 8:56 PM

More mandatory evacuations in Taylor Bridge wildfire

Fire officials have ordered residents of Lauderdale Junction to evacuate because of the Taylor Bridge wildfire near Highway 97 and State Route 970.

The fire has burned 22,600 acres so far and is 25 percent contained, according to Glenn Kohler, a spokesman for the Washington Incident Management Team 2.

Firefighters are about five to seven days away from fully containing the fire, Incident Commander Rex Reed told residents  gathered Wednesday for a meeting at Cle Elum Roslyn High School, according to the Daily Record.

A firefighter who suffered minor burns on his face is the only person injured so far, according to Kohler.

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