Despite having a third round of thunderstorms over the Southwest Oregon District on Monday, no new fires have been found by ODF firefighters. Yesterday's storm hit primarily in Josephine County -- with a handful of strikes strewn across Jackson County -- and engines from the Grants Pass Unit charged out in response to one reported smoke. Alas, darkness fell before a fire could be found. Today, after a thorough search of the same area, neither smoke nor fire could be found.
They're still looking, though, and a reconnaissance flight is buzzing both counties today, searching for smokes.
In Jackson County, Medford Unit firefighters are revisiting the two-dozen fires found since the thunderstorm onslaught began last Saturday.