JACKSON AND JOSEPHINE COUNTIES, Ore--- The Oregon Department of Forestry says it responded to 14 lightning-caused fires in two consecutive days. The fires come in the wake of active thunderstorms throughout the Rogue Valley.
ODF says the majority of the fires have already been extinguished and only two remain active. However, those two active fires are already in the latter stages of mop-up.
ODF says thunderstorm cells from Thursday and Friday took similar paths into the Applegate Valley. The storms caused nine separate incidents which are now called the Applegate Complex.
ODF says the largest of the fires is the Squires Peak Fire which is near Woodrat Mountain. That fire is three and a half acres. The fire is 100 percent lined and 70 percent contained.
Further northwest is the Apple Foots Complex which ranges from southwest Grants Pass to the Selma area. This complex consists of five fires. The only one that is not extinguished is the Marble Mountain Fire which is 10 miles southwest of Grants Pass. However, it is only 1/10th of an acre and is 100 percent lined.