Lightning Fires Continue Cropping up on Modoc NF

Lightning Fires Continue Cropping up on Modoc NF

ALTURAS, Calif.— No lightning has been recorded on the Modoc National Forest in the last couple days, but lighting fires continue to present themselves and fire crews continue to get a handle on them.

Modoc Interagency Communications Center reports 31 active fires with varying levels of containment. Crews called two fires out yesterday and two new fires were discovered yesterday afternoon by the aerial reconnaissance plane.

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SCOFMP Firefighters respond to 58 Fires in 72 Hours

SCOFMP Firefighters respond to 58 Fires in 72 Hours

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – South central Oregon wildland firefighters responded to a third day of persistent lightning caused fires.

During the last 24 hours wildland firefighters responded to another nine confirmed lightning caused fires. This brings the total to 58 fires in the last 72 hours. Over 2,000 lightning strikes in the last three days kept firefighters working as a team to coordinate a response to each fire start.

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31 Fires Burn in the Modoc National Forest, New Restrictions on Friday

31 Fires Burn in the Modoc National Forest, New Restrictions on Friday

ALTURAS, Calif.— With 31 active fires currently burning on the Modoc National Forest, others likely smoldering unidentified at this time and more hot weather and lightning on the way, the 2018 fire season is off to an active start on your national forest.

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41 Acre Holbrook Fire Burns South of Gerber Reservoir

41 Acre Holbrook Fire Burns South of Gerber Reservoir

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – South central Oregon wildland firefighters continue to respond to numerous lightning caused fires last night and today. From 5 p.m. yesterday to 9 p.m. today, wildland firefighters responded to 26 confirmed fires caused by lighting. This brings the total for Sunday and Monday to 49 lighting caused fires.

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Lightning Causes Eight New Fire Starts at Crater Lake National Park

Lightning Causes Eight New Fire Starts at Crater Lake National Park

CRATER LAKE, OREGON – Lightning throughout the region on July 15th resulted in eight new fires at Crater Lake National Park.  All are currently one half acre or less in size.  Smokejumpers arrived soon after the fires were detected and have put lines around the two largest fires.  The remaining fires are single trees and firefighters are working to extinguish those as well.  All the fires are being suppressed.

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South Central Oregon Wildland Firefighters Respond to Numerous Lightning Fires

South Central Oregon Wildland Firefighters Respond to Numerous Lightning Fires

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – South central Oregon wildland firefighters responded to numerous lightning caused fires over the weekend. As of 5 p.m. today, wildland firefighters have responded to over 20 confirmed fires caused by lighting.

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10 Acre Fire Ignites in Silver Falls State Park

10 Acre Fire Ignites in Silver Falls State Park

SILVERTON, ORE. – A 10-acre wildfire is burning in the southeast corner of Silver Falls State Park. This area is remote, steep and timbered terrain. Smoke was first reported late in the evening on Thursday, July 12. Crews from Drakes Crossing Fire District responded quickly, but the small size of the fire and thick undergrowth made it difficult to pinpoint the source before darkness made further work impossible.

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South Central Oregon Wildland Firefighters Ready for Lightning

South Central Oregon Wildland Firefighters Ready for Lightning

South central Oregon wildland firefighters have prepositioned themselves for forecasted lightning strikes this weekend.

Weather forecasts indicate a slight chance of lightning strikes this afternoon and Saturday which will increase on Sunday. Additional lightning is possible middle to late next week. Fire danger levels remain high in the region as temperatures are forecast to be ten to fifteen degrees above normal.

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Crater Lake National Park Implements Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Crater Lake National Park Implements Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

CRATER LAKE, OREGON – The park received below average snowfall this winter and continues to have below average precipitation. Temperatures have been warmer than normal and the first heat wave is expected by the end of the week. This has increased the fire danger at Crater Lake National Park. The outlook for significant wildland fire potential is above normal for the next several months.

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Wildfire Update: Klamathon Fire PM Update July 11th

Wildfire Update: Klamathon Fire PM Update July 11th

Minimal fire behavior was observed today with minimal fire activity anticipated for tonight. The south, west and east flank lines were completed and are holding within the current containment lines.

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Link Trail Fire Contained

Link Trail Fire Contained

The Link Trail fire, which burned 30 acres between the Link River and Highway 97 is now 100% contained effective 8:42 p.m. yesterday.

Containment is a measure of how much of a fuel break has been completed around the fire.

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Wildfire Update: Klamathon Fire AM Update July 10th, Many Evacuations Reduced [VIDEO]

Wildfire Update: Klamathon Fire AM Update July 10th, Many Evacuations Reduced [VIDEO]

Good overnight humidity recovery last night allowed firefighters the to increase the containment level. Moderate fire behavior is expected to continue today.

The west and north flank will continue to have short range spotting in the timber stands when strong ridge top winds surface in the afternoons; this continues to threaten areas in Jackson County OR. 

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Southwest Klamath County Under Level 1 Evacuation Notice, 5 Rural Residences Threatened

Southwest Klamath County Under Level 1 Evacuation Notice, 5 Rural Residences Threatened

The Klamathon Fire, which is currently burning in Siskiyou and Jackson counties, has created some concern for Klamath County and a few residents near the border of Siskiyou, Jackson, and Klamath County. The Klamath County Sheriff’s Office (Emergency Management) has been monitoring the fire and its potential effect on Klamath County.

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