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Multiple agencies on standby to respond to lightning caused wildfires

Multiple fire agencies prepare for lightning caused fires.

Posted: Jul 22, 2020 5:30 PM
Updated: Oct 1, 2020 9:30 AM

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Multiple state and local agencies are providing resources tonight as crews are on standby, prepared to respond to a lightning caused fire.

The Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF), Fish and Wildlife, and Crater Lake National Park are all working together to quickly respond to lightning strikes in the area.

ODF has multiple detection operations in place to monitor local landscapes and notify the Lakeview Interagency Fire Center in the case of a wildfire.

In total, there are 43 fire engines, four dozers, four water tenders, three hand crews, five helicopters, two seed planes and two detection planes on standby ahead of lightning threats.

“We’re actually sitting really good as far as resources and we can certainly order more resources if need be,” said Barry Shullanberger, Fire Staff Officer for Lakeview BLM in the Fremont-Winema National Forest

This year, there are more aircraft available to assist with local fires and those aircraft have already been put to good use working on the Ben Young Fire burning near Paisley in Lake County.

“Usually we're having to compete with other large fires in the west so aviation resources are hard to come by. The federal agencies made an effort to boost aviation resources this summer so we had helicopters here in Lakeview,” said Shullanberger.

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