Lightning

Ward Fire update: 1,301 acres, 24% contained

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. – A fire that started while thunderstorms were coming through Klamath County remains at just over 1,300 acres Monday. The Oregon Department of Forestry said the Ward Fire started on August 9 about 18 miles southwest of Klamath Falls. …

Rain and extra support hold off lightning-caused fires

MEDFORD, Ore.– Forest agencies are breathing a collective sigh of relief this weekend as storms passed through southern Oregon without causing any major fires. The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Service says that lightning did cause several fires. However, things were a little …

Firefighters prepare for lightning storm

JACKSON CO., Ore – With lightning in the forecast, firefighters are on high alert. This all happening just days after two lightning fires sparked in the Applegate Valley. Local fire departments are bringing in extra crews and equipment just in case. Several fires …

30-acre fire near Eagle Point

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — With the storm bringing lightning across the Rogue Valley, firefighters responded to a 30-acre fire this afternoon. The Green Top Mountain Fire is five miles northeast of Eagle Point. The Oregon Department of Forestry says  fire engines, bulldozers, and …

Klamath Falls electrician struck by lightning

  PORTLAND, Ore. (KATU/CNN) – A Klamath Falls man who survived a lightning strike is recovering at Oregon Health and Science University. James Palazzolo was struck Wednesday near Klamath Falls while he was working, his wife Deana Palazzolo said. Palazzolo is a …

Lightning strikes over the Rogue Valley

Medford, Ore. – There is the potential for some thunderstorms overnight. Since yesterday evening, 130 lightning strikes have touched down. However, that is only 10% of the total strikes they’ve recorded. The weather service says they haven’t heard of any emergencies so …