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Lightning-Caused Wildfires Burn Throughout Southern Oregon

SUMMER THUNDERSTORMS BRING MULTIPLE WILDFIRES

Passing thunderstorms pummeled Southern Oregon with over 1,000 lightning strikes, sparking dozens of confirmed wildfires over the weekend of July 15. Fire and forestry crews continue to battle those fires.

Forestry officials have grouped those fires based on location and which agencies have command. Fires in northern Jackson County compose the Wagner Creek Complex, those in Josephine County form the Garner Complex, both fought by the Oregon Department of Forestry. Meanwhile, the U.S. Forest Service leads efforts against the Hendrix Fire southwest of Ashland and the Natchez Fire west of Selma.

Stay with NewsWatch 12 for the latest updates on firefighting efforts and what effects these fires could have where you are—as well as information on air quality, weather patterns and temperatures from our StormWatch 12 metorologists.

[Photo courtesy of Alan Hirchmugl—the Hendrix Fire at night]

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