Monday, May 6, 2013

Lightning Fire Update

A reconnaissance flight today discovered a handful of new lightning-caused fires in ODF's Southwest Oregon District, mostly in Josephine County. A few smokes were spotted in Jackson County but they were determined to be on National Forest land, which is protected by the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.

Josephine County fire summary:
  • Two fires in the Sleepy Hollow area, .10 acre and .01 acres
  • Rocky Gulch, 3 acres
  • Robinson Gulch, 1 acre
  • Peggler Butte, 1 acre
  • Copper Queen, .50 acre
  • Lower Grave Creek, .10 acre
  • Two fires in the Last Chance area, .10 and .01 acres
  • Quartz Creek, .10 acre
Late this afternoon, a thunderstorm entered southeast Jackson County and several lightning strikes have been recorded in the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument.