Weather Effects On Fires

, Written by Roma Villavicencio, Posted: Thu, August 22 2013 at 10:35 PM, Updated: Thu, August 22 2013 at 11:14 PM

Weather Effects On Fires

An evening over Applegate Lake and smoke is peaking out of the Siskiyou National Forest.

A sign of eight wildfires started Thursday during summer storms.

Forest service fire fighters are working to get them out. 

 Bob Gale is with the Siskiyou National Forest, he says  weather conditions are making it tricky for fire crews.

"The rain has its plus and minuses along with the thunder it brings in erratic winds."

Much of the same on state lands where lightning sparked 16 new fires in Jackson and Josephine Counties, but the good news is they're all small. 

Fire fighters say they're expecting more summer storms and say now more than ever people need to be careful.

"Hunting season starts this weekend people need to know the dangers of lightening and be careful at all time," says Gale.


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Roma Villavicencio

NBC5 News reporter Roma Villavicencio comes from Southern California where she reported for Garden Grove TV Channel 3.

She is a graduate of the journalism/communications program at Cal State Fullerton.

Roma is very proud of her Mexican heritage. She is bi-lingual and looks forward to serving our Hispanic community.

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