Articles tagged with: lightning

13 August 2015

Lightning splits Redwood

Posted in Regional

Tacoma, Wash. -- (KING)  Ty Ferguson vividly remembers the sound, like a weapon on a battleship. "It sounded like 16-inch gun going off and exploding," he said. It was actually lightning hitting a ...

08 July 2015

Several small wildfires sparked by lightning in Klamath National Forest

Posted in Local

Klamath National Forest, Ore. -- Fire crews are putting out several small wildfires in the Klamath National Forest due to the lightning storm.  Officials spotted 13 fires from Monday night's storm ...

19 August 2014

Crews respond to new lightning sparked fires

Posted in Local, Weather

Rogue River, Ore. -- The largest fire is burning about eight miles south of the city of Rogue River on "Old Blue Mountain" near Foots Creek. It was estimated at 40 acres around 10pm Monday. The Or ...

30 July 2014

Dozens of lightning sparked fires keep crews busy

Posted in Local

Jackson County, Ore.--  Fire crews were battling dozens of wildfires Wednesday night started by an afternoon burst of lightning, that just kept coming.  There's a group of fires burning on Wagner ...

26 July 2014

Last years wildfires put certain areas at risk

Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted in Local

Medford, Ore. -- It was one year ago from Saturday that lightning storms caused nearly 95-thousand acres to burn and create one of the most historic fire seasons in southwest Oregon. The most notabl ...

21 July 2014

Buzzard Complex Fire

Posted in Regional, Weather

Central Ore. -- The largest wildfire burning in Oregon right now has scorched more than 395,000 acres. The Buzzard Complex is burning about 45 miles northeast of Burns, in Central Oregon. According ...

28 May 2014

Storm chaser struck by lightning

Posted in U.S. & World News

Near Fairburn, S. Dak. -- A storm chaser says he was struck by lightning while shooting video out of his car window in South Dakota.  Scott Sheppard was chasing storms in Western South Dakota near ...