Southwest Oregon District firefighters started their day tackling a 2-acre lightning-caused fire in the Wards Creek area, north of the City of Rogue River. Later in the morning, a tenth-acre fire was found in the Miller's Gulch area, just south of Gold Hill, and fire crews hiked in and put it out.
More than 30 lightning-caused fires have been found on ODF's Southwest Oregon District since last Tuesday's thunderstorms. All are either being mopped up or are in patrol status.
Reconnaissance flights continue today, and will keep flying throughout the weekend. Fire lookouts will also be on duty all weekend. A few more sleeper fires are expected to pop up.