MEDFORD, Ore-- Members of the Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest say that fire crews have actively suppressed 11 lightning caused fires over the last three days.
Three new fires caused by last night’s lightning storm are keeping firefighters busy on the Siskiyou Mountain Ranger District. Each of these new fires is less than ¼ of an acre.
A Red Flag Warning for lightning will continue through early next week. Aerial and ground resources will also continue to recon for holdover lightning fires.
Lightning did occurr in areas with no rain and holdover fires are anticipated as the forest continues to dry out and winds pick up. If you see smoke, report it by calling 9-1-1.
Extreme fire danger exists throughout the RRSNF and southern Oregon. Low humidity, excessive heat and stronger than normal winds could quickly cause a fire to spread if left unattended.
Campfires and other open flames are not permitted on the RRSNF and many areas in Southern Oregon. Help firefighters, the forest and community by enjoying activities that won’t start fires.