Tuesday, June 9, 2015

ODF Firefighters Track Down Lightning-Caused Fires

A widespread thunderstorm early this morning scattered lightning across Jackson and Josephine counties. ODF Medford Unit firefighters are working on five small fires in the Foots Creek and Galls Creek areas. The largest fire so far is 1/4-acre on Pikes Peak (T 37S, R 3W, Sec 6). ODF Grants Pass Unit engine crews are responding to reports of smoke in the Wards Creek, Cheney Creek, Birdseye Creek, Horesehead Creek and Fish Hatchery Road areas.

A reconnaissance flight is going aloft after 10:00 a.m. to detect other fires.