(FIRE UPDATE) The Fight is Not Over: Prolonged Drought + Little Rain + Lightning = Fires

Contact(s): Erica Hupp 541-883-6715; Lisa Swinney 541-947-6261


Lakeview, Oregon - Firefighters continue for the seventh day responding to lightning strikes in south central Oregon. Since yesterday at 6 p.m. there have been 10 confirmed new fires that fire fighters have actively suppressed.

The majority of the thunder storms passed through Klamath County. The rain received is only a temporary reprieve to the area.

Smokey Bear turns 70 this Saturday. It’s a good time to check out his web site for fire safety tips.

http://www.smokeybear.com/wildfires.asp

 

AS SMOKEY SAYS …..ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT WILDFIRES!

 

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