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FireWatch: Talent firefighter has final tribute in funeral for death on duty at Rum Creek Fire

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Remembering Logan Taylor

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Monday's funeral for a Talent firefighter offers a tribute to his life, lost in the Rum Creek Fire.

Civilians, firefighters and first responders alike honored 25-year-old Logan Taylor today at a public funeral in Medford.  The family allowed a public service to honor the man who died in the line of duty fighting the Rum Creek Fire.

Taylor died when a tree hit him August 18, 2022, as he was fighting the fire in northern Josephine County.  He operated Sasquatch Reforestation and contracted with Oregon Department of Forestry for wildland firefighting work.

During his funeral the Fire's Unified Command issued today's update about the fire, saying it passed the 10,000 burned acres point, officially listed at 10,709 acres.

It is the largest of 70 reported fires started by lightning from an August 17, 2022, thunderstorm.

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