Lightning in Southern Oregon

Thunderheads build on the horizon near Cave Junction's Rough and Ready Mill

Thunderheads build on the horizon near Cave Junction’s Rough and Ready Mill

CAVE JUNCTION, Ore. — The owners of Rough & Ready Lumber Mill in Cave Junction say every time a thunderstorm rolls through southern Oregon during fire season, they are anxious to see if their privately owned forest land survives.

Last year they lost some land due to the Douglas Complex fire.

They say they manage the land by clearing brush and other fuels, but a threat of nearby federal land, which is not maintained as well, worries them.

Tonight on NewsWatch 12 at 5 and 6, see what they are doing to calm fears of a wildfire as they watch for lightning.