Lightning Continues to Cause Small Wildfires Across The Klamath
Incident: Klamath National Forest Lightning Fires Wildfire
Lightning in the last three days has started at least 30 fires across the Klamath National Forest. There have been more than 1,400 strikes in total. Sixteen new small fires of less than one-acre were started last night.
Of the fires identified so far, 15 are on the Happy Camp/Oak Knoll Ranger District, 11 are on the Scott-Salmon River Ranger District, and four on the Goosenest Ranger District. None seem to be threatening homes or other structures at this time.
Fire managers expect hold-over fires to become visible as the weather front pushes through the area and hotter, dryer conditions return.
Though firefighting resources are spread somewhat thin due to the large wildfires on the Salmon River, crews are working hard to catch these lightning starts before they get big.