20+ Lightning Fires County Wide-UPDATED
Air reconnaissance flights show approximately 20 fires burning in Josephine County from last night’s lightning. There are multiple Oregon Department of Forestry resources are on scene with air tankers and helicopters assisting.
No structures appear to be threatened at this time.
The fires range in size from a tenth of an acre to 10 acres. Earlier a fire burning on Mooney Mountain was reported at three acres, two fires in the Wolf Creek area were less than three acres and a three acre fire was reported in the Shan Creek area.
An Oregon Department of Forestry air tanker and four helicopters are working four blazes located in the Cow Creek area west of Riddle and in the Rabbit Mountain and Glendale areas. An additional helicopter has been ordered.