Seven smokes and small fire ignited by lightning strikes
Seven smokes and a small fire were reported early today due to lightning strikes that scattered across the Rogue Valley last night.
The Oregon Department of Forestry’s Medford Unit is attacking a four-acre fire near Colbeigh Road in the Butte Falls area.
Seven other smokes have been spotted in the Soda Mountain Wilderness in northeastern Josephine County and southeastern Jackson County.
A reconnaissance helicopter is currently scouting the smokes and a second helicopter is being prepared to drop buckets of water on the fires.