A total of 30 fires have been found on Oregon Department of Forestry-protected lands after the lightning bust earlier this week. All of the fires, except for the 11 acre Anderson Creek Fire, have been less than 1.5 acre in size.
Eighteen of the lightning fires are less than .10 acre, and all but two are 100% mopped and lined. The remaining two fires are in the mop-up stage and are expected to be completed this afternoon.
Greg Alexander, ODF SWO assistant district forester, said, “The working relationships we have with our interagency partners, county officials and landowners has played a large role in our fire suppression.” The U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Jackson and Josephine counties and landowners have helped keep wildfire damage to a minimum.
Reconnaissance flights will be made today to detect new fires and all lookouts are staffed.