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Fire crews prep for weekend lightning

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. ODF said …

Lightning storms end, lookout for smoke begins

MEDFORD, Ore. — The worst of the lightning might be over but work for fire crews is just beginning. The Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest service upped its personnel for this week’s lightning storm, now they’re on the lookout for smoke. “We start …

Severe weather hits the south

(NBC News) Violent weather ripped across the American heartland Wednesday night, leaving a trail of destruction that stretched for miles. Multiple tornadoes ravaged parts of Oklahoma, while southern Kansas was pummeled by golf ball sized hail. Rescue teams worked through the night …