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Lightning Sparks New Fires

Lightning Fires 2APPLEGATE VALLEY, Ore. — Hundreds of lightning strikes spark fires from Siskiyou County to the Applegate Valley on Wednesday night.

Several new fires were reported, significant resources were sent out to at least two in Jackson County on Wednesday. A storm moving east through Eagle Point toward the Klamath Basin dropped dozens of lightning strikes.

At least one of those caught in 5000 block of Fish Lake Road. A grass fire started there that was initially reported as just a couple hundred feet from a home.