MEDFORD, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Forestry says there are new lightning-caused fires in the Southwest Oregon District. A spokesperson said most of the fires are less than an acre in size. Currently, the Wards Creek Fire is the ...

MEDFORD, Ore.– Wednesday’s afternoon thunderstorm produced several rounds of lightning in rural Southern Oregon.   As a result two small lightning-caused fires started in the High Cascades Ranger District east of Lost Creek Lake. The Pond Fire is about a ...

JACKSON CO., Ore.- A strong thunder storm system passed through Jackson County last night, resulting in over a hundred lightning strikes. When asked about lightning started fires, the Oregon Department of Forestry and the U.S. Forest Service seemed to share ...

KLAMATH CO., Ore.- Firefighters are increasing containment on the Bootleg Fire, and now we know what caused it two weeks ago. Fire officials confirmed today that the Bootleg Fire was caused by lightning. The nearly 400-thousand acre fire was first ...

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 ...

MEDFORD, Ore. — Just two months ago, many of this summer’s Southern Oregon wildfires were sparked by lightning. According to the National Weather Service, around 2,000 lightning strikes struck Southern Oregon on July 15th. While some of the fires were ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Klamath County, Ore. – A lightning-caused fire is burning in steep terrain two miles east of Beatty, Oregon. The South Central Oregon Fire Management Partnership (SCOFMP) said on Monday crews are working to hold existing lines on the 4.8-acre Medicine ...

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