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The July 15th lightning fires, one year later

MEDFORD, Ore. — One year after thousands of lightning strikes sparked hundreds of fires, the impact is still being felt today. The fires kicked off the worst of southern Oregon and northern California’s 2018 fire season.”It was a challenging day for everyone,” …

Clovis Fire blackens 5 acres near Klamath Falls

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Several powerful storm cells passed over the Klamath Basin Thursday night, pounding the area with lightning. The Clovis Fire burned five acres in the Pine Grove area around 7:30 that evening. Roger Vercruysse lives near the burned area. …

130-acre wildfire burns in Klamath National Forest

Klamath National Forest, Calif. – Crews are monitoring a lightning-caused fire deep in the Marble Mountain Wilderness in northern California. According to the U.S. Forest Service, the Island Fire started in the Klamath National Forest on June 25 14 approximately 14 miles …

Crews working on 194-acre fire in Klamath County

Klamath Falls, Ore. – Crews are working to control two lightning-caused fires in Lakeview Bureau of Land Management lands. The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnerships said the 194-acre Gerber Flat Fire was reported on Monday afternoon, followed by the 12.5-acre Bear …

Crews respond to 16 lightning-caused fires

Central Point, Ore. – Firefighters tackled 16 fires caused by Sunday’s storm on Oregon Department of Forestry protected lands. The lightning-caused fires in Jackson and Josephine Counties were kept small, according to officials with ODF’s Southwest Oregon District. On Monday, crews will …