Crews on the Taylor Creek and Klondike fire say they could be here a while
Derek Davenport says "Know real set standard for the length of a particular fire."
There are still more than 1,200 personnel on the job.
Derek Davenport the Incident Manager of the Taylor Creek Fire says crews on the east side are making sure the area is safe once again for the public.
Derek says "Weakened trees the hazard trees that we have in there in the fire area. they have to be removed before we can allow the public to come back in. it's for their safety and also the safety of the firefighters."
Derek also tells me it's normal that a fire this size is still burning two months later.
Derek says "it takes a significant weather event like when the snow flies to actually put the fires out so it can be a long haul on any given summer."
There are different factors that play into what keeps one fire burning longer than another.
Derek says "they are all different it depends on the time of year. the fuels on the ground the typography. there's a lot of things that play into it.obviously weather is a big factor."
Until snow flies or rain falls crews on the east side of the fire will continue to mop up the fire so it is safe for people to reenter certain areas.
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