It’s a Red Flag Warning for This Weekend at Taylor Bridge Fire
The Taylor Bridge fire is still burning today. But some progress was made on Thursday. Firefighters now say the blaze is about 33 percent contained. They’re hoping to keep it contained today despite tough weather conditions. A red flag warning is in place for today and tomorrow. That means there’s an increased fire danger because of the hot weather, lower humidity, wind, and even an expected thunderstorm. Fire crews say the weather and the terrain are what pose the biggest challenge in fighting the fire. There are currently about 900 firefighters battling this blaze and each works a 12 hour shift. Hundreds of tents can be seen in the school yard, which allows crews to get enough rest before they have to head back out to the fire.