Today's thunderstorms shot bolts of lightning across much of Jackson County and the northeast corner of Josephine County. As of 6:00 p.m., one fire had been located -- an 11-acre blaze on Anderson Butte, southwest of Talent. Fortunately, many of the areas hit by lightning were also deluged with rain.
Oregon Dept. of Forestry crews and firefighters from other jurisdictions are responding to reports of smoke in the East Evans Creek and Ramsey Canyon areas.