Monday, August 7, 2017

Firefighters Searching for Lightning-Sparked Wildfires

ODF Southwest Oregon District firefighters are responding to numerous lightning-sparked wildfires throughout Jackson County.
The #FlounceFire, which is currently the largest, is estimated to be approximately 10 acres, located 2 miles northeast of Lost Creek Lake near Trail. The image of the Flounce Fire below was captured by our detection center earlier this afternoon. Several resources are being dedicated to this fire for an aggressive, initial attack. Please be cautious of increased fire traffic in the area.
So far, the district has received over a dozen down strikes since 4:45 p.m., and the thunderstorm has not cleared our region yet. We will continue to be vigilant in our firefighting mission.
Additional contract crews are being requested in order to assist in searching for smokes and suppression efforts into the night.
We will continue to keep everyone updated as conditions change and fires develop.
#FireSeason #SafetyFirst

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