Fire crews are mopping up tonight from a fire that blackened about two and a half acres just northwest of Klamath Falls.
Lightning from Sunday's storm hasn't been ruled out as a possible cause.
Dan Riblett of Klamath County Fire District #1 says smoke was first reported coming from the Ridgewater area just off of highway 140 shortly before noon...
"On scene, they had about a half acre to three-quarter acre fire burning in sagebrush and juniper, as you can see around us."
Riblett adds that the fire began in the Beattys Butte Drive area, and briefly threatened two homes. "We were able to stop the fire before it endangered any kind of structures - there are structures in the area."
Two helicopters were called in to assist ground crews with suppression efforts.
Investigators still aren't sure what sparked the fire...
Riblett notes that lightning from Sunday's storm is one possible cause. "The storm we had the other day had a lot of moisture with it. When that moisture starts drying out, there still could be a fire under the ground, and in the soils - and when the winds dry the vegetation out, the vegetation starts on fire. And we'll be looking at that as a possible cause."
There were no injuries as a result of the fire.