Sunday, June 25, 2017

Lightning Fire Update: 6:55 p.m.

So far, close to 600 down strikes have hit our area, ranging from the Oregon-California border north to Trail, and Cave Junction east to Pinehurst.
Across both Jackson and Josephine Counties, we have responded to over 32 reports of smoke.
Of those calls, 9 were confirmed #fires, all under 1/2 an acre in size. Crews are still searching in the remaining reported areas, but have not located fires in several locations. In fact, some are duplicate calls for the same fire.
Tomorrow, we will have aircraft up doing a recon flight. The goal is to take a look at the big picture to see if any smokes are visible from the air.
Why couldn't we do this flight today? The active storm cells this afternoon posed too much of a hazard for our team.
Here's a quick snapshot of just one moment throughout ODF Southwest Oregon District's evening, and there's another round on the way.
Stay safe out there! #FireSeason is definitely here. Remember, clouds and a small amount of rain does not mean the fire danger level decreases. Burning debris piles is STILL prohibited. #KeepOregonGreen

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