Lightning

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 …

Crews looking for new lightning-sparked fires

Central Point, Ore. – Fire crews are chasing down any new fires that may have been sparked by lightning strikes. ODF’s Southwest Oregon District was hit with 200 lightning strikes in the span of a few hours Wednesday. The Oregon Department of …

Lightning continues to spark multiple fires

Jackson County, Ore. — Many of the fires currently burning around the region are believed to be caused by lightning. The Oregon Department of Forestry said it estimates more than 40 lightning-caused fires in the past week and it anticipates through the season. …