Progress Made on Lightning Fires

MEDFORD, Ore. — Fire officials say firefighters are making progress with new fire starts created by this week’s lightning. Officials with the Rogue-Siskiyou National Forest say The lightning storms of the last two days ignited a total of 14 fires in that area. The largest of those fires is the Iron Knob Fire, located one … Continue reading »

Fire Crews Chase Lightning Fires

APPLEGATE LAKE, Ore. — Fire crews are chasing multiple newly-sparked fires after lightning strikes from Wednesday night and Thursday afternoon. The largest fire has grown to more than 20 acres just east of Applegate Lake. Ground crews and a helicopter have been on scene trying to slow down the flames. The firefighting resources have been … Continue reading »

New Fires Caused by Lightning

MEDFORD, Ore. — Between Wednesday night and 3 p.m. Thursday, there were 11 fires started by lightning in Jackson and Josephine counties. 4 of the 5 in Jackson County have been mopped up and contained, with the largest only growing to a fourth of an acre, but crews say the number of starts has been … Continue reading »