New small lightning-caused fires under control from early morning storms

SOUTHERN OREGON, Ore. – Storms early Wednesday morning caused several lightning-caused fires across the Rogue Valley.

The Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest district said, there were a handful of small fires spotted this morning.

They’re small now and aggressive initial attacks have most of the fires under control.

As seen on this map, the Rogue-River Siskiyou National Forest said at least a dozen lightning strikes sparked small fires.

Lightning strikes from early morning storms. (Rogue-River Siskiyou National Forest)

4 have been identified.

None are larger than a tenth of an acre.

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