Friday, July 11, 2014

Lightning Hits Applegate River Drainage


As expected, a thunderstorm swept into the Siskiyou Mtns this morning, and firefighters from the Oregon Dept. of Forestry's Medford Unit and Applegate Valley Fire District 9 are looking for three small fires in the Woodrat Mtn-Sterling Creek Rd area. A reconnaissance flight is expected to take off shortly to improve smoke reporting across the region.

The Red Flag Warning for thunderstorms in southwest Oregon will continue until 6:00 p.m. today. More thunderstorms may develop across the region on Saturday.