KLAMATH FALLS, Ore-- The Oregon Department of Forestry is still looking at the areas in Lake and Klamath County that were hit by lightning this week.
ODF Officials say they have three primary ways to spot fires during lightning storms. Cews monitor cameras for smoke throughout the county. A system detects where lightning strikes. Plus they are always appreciative when people call them with tips.
All of these techniques were used on Wednesday and Thursday. This helped responders get to fires quickly. The ODF District Forester says that was ultimately what prevented them from spreading.
"Most of those events were either turned in by staff lookouts or the public. We respond to them as soon as we get the call and we like to be there in less than an hour." said Dennis Lee ODF District Forester.
This is the time of year where fires can smolder for days if not weeks before spreading. That's why ODF crews will continue to monitor the area looking for any potential fires.
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