Ten New Lightning Caused Fires in National Forests
Smokejumpers, rapellers, hand crews and engines are responding to ten additional lightning-caused fires on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest since Saturday’s thunderstorm, despite the moderate to heavy rains in some areas.
Four new fires are on the Wild Rivers Rangers District with the largest at four acres. The remaining nine fires are each less than one acre with four located on the High Cascades Ranger District and two on the Powers Ranger District.
If visibility continues to improve, aircraft will provide additional support with bucket drops as well as flights to aid in smoke and fire detection. The Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest also continues to staff fire lookouts and additional fire-fighting resources are available if needed.
Even with the wet thunderstorms yesterday, fire danger throughout southwest Oregon remains extreme.