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Crews Respond to 34 Fires

lightningLAKEVIEW, Ore. — Inter-agency fire crews are continuing to mop-up on lands where lightning struck and started a fire for the past 36 hours. Firefighters have responded to 34 confirmed fires in the South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership area (SCOFMP) since July 1, with three new fires being reported since 12 a.m. July 3.

Additional resources have been ordered into the area to respond when needed for initial attack, according a press release put out by the South Central Fire Management team. These resources include hand crews and engines which may be staged in local communities and throughout the SCOFMP area.

The National Weather Service has predicted a dry cold front moving in with higher winds and lower humidity than we have had in the last 48 hours.