New Fire Starts & More Lightning Likely

YREKA, Calif. – A total of 42 new fire starts have been discovered across the Klamath National Forest, all lightning-induced, since last Wednesday, August 7th. Officials say there have been more than 1,400 strikes in total. Each of the fires is currently staffed, if not contained. Of the fires, there are four uncontained on the … Continue reading »

Lightning-Induced Fires Has ODF Busy

NEAR BUTTE FALLS, Ore. – Thunderstorms continue to be a threat across Southern Oregon, with 16 lightning induced fires sparking early Wednesday morning. The largest of those 16, is burning near Butte Falls across 4 acres. “Right now it’s very dry, so we’re operating under the assumption that we’re going to get quite a few … Continue reading »

Four Lightning Induced Fires Burn in OR

OWYHEE , Ore. — There are at least four fires burning in Oregon right now, all in Malheur County, and all are believed to have been caused by lightning. Four miles outside of Adrian, the Owyhee fire is burning out of control. It has charred more than 40,000 acres by some reports, and at this … Continue reading »