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Lightning Strikes Hit Douglas County

lightningDOUGLAS COUNTY, Ore. — A lightning storm moved over the Douglas Forest Protective Association’s eastern border Tuesday evening, producing about 100 lightning strikes, according to a press release sent out by the DFPA. As of Wednesday morning, one fire has been located on DFPA protected land near Tiller.

The fire is about 1/5th of an acre and is staffed. DFPA is also assisting the Umpqua National Forest with several fires burning near DFPA protected land. The Douglas Forest Protective Association will monitor the lightning effected areas for the next several weeks, using ground patrols, reconnaissance flights, and detection cameras to locate any additional fires resulting from the lightning.