ODF Medford Unit firefighters raced hither and yon late Tuesday chasing reports of smoke after a series of thunderstorms shot nearly 800 lightning bolts into Jackson and Josephine counties' forests. So far, seven fires have been found, the largest being an 11-acre blaze that was quickly corralled on Anderson Butte. The rest of the fires are:
May Creek: o.5 acre
Cleveland Ridge: 0.25 acre
Bessie Creek: 0.25 acre
Butte Creek: 0.1 acre
Sardine Creek: 0.01 acre
Little Battle Mountain: 0.01 acre
A reconnaissance flight will be flying over the forests later this morning. It is likely that more fires from yesterday's storm will be found.