SOUTHERN OREGON — Thunderstorms crossing through the region are keeping fire crews busy this weekend. The Oregon Department of Forestry Southwest District says around 14 fires in its district started because of lightning Friday evening. Most areas where fires have ...

OR.- Cloud cover and wetter weather is rolling into southern Oregon. While it’s hardly enough rain to put out a wildfire, the teams at the Jack and Bootleg fires are thankful for the chance to get ahead of the flames. ...

MEDFORD, Ore. – A Red Flag Warning was issued for parts of southwest Oregon Tuesday. The National Weather Service made the warning due to abundant lightning on dry vegetation which could contribute to new fire starts from northern Siskiyou and ...

MEDFORD, Ore.– Thunderstorms this weekend started several small fires around the region. Crews have managed to hold all of them but as another potential storm rolls on Monday night, forest agencies are gearing up for more. Things were relatively quiet ...

MEDFORD, Ore. —  Firefighters are on the lookout for lightning strikes which could start fires across the region this weekend and into next week. Temperatures will rise again over 100-degrees as dry conditions continue. Lightning storms pose serious challenges and ...

MEDFORD, Ore. — An increased risk of lightning storms has fire agencies on high alert this weekend. Not only is much of the region expecting lightning but temperatures are expected to heat up well over 100-degrees Sunday into early next ...

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — This weekend’s increased risk of lightning storms has the Oregon Department of Forestry on high alert. The agency’s Southwest Oregon District said its staff is on board and their mountaintop detection cameras are up and running. ...

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Rogue Valley got some much needed rain over the weekend, but it brought with it some lightning to the area. The Southwest District of the Oregon Department of Forestry says it saw about 24 lightning strikes ...

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Firefighting agencies from around the region have been responding to several reports of small lightning-sparked fires as a result of overnight thunderstorms in Southern Oregon. “Thankfully with this storm that passed through we had a lot of ...

MEDFORD, Ore. — Various agencies reported thousands of lightning strikes were recorded overnight Wednesday, but what actually happens when lightning strikes? Lightning is a reaction between positive and negative ions. When a cloud gets big enough, the positive charge starts ...

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