A severe thunderstorm waring has been issued for Eastern Lane County.
Recently we have experienced some thunderstorms. Since this is the season when we have a better chance of thunderstorms I thought it is time to go over lightning safety rules. I’ll explain.
Monroe, Ore. – A fast moving fire destroyed a home on Bundy Road and Old River Road in Monroe Sunday night. Firefighters couldn’t confirm a cause but neighbors said they saw lightning hit the home moments before it burst into flames. The fire started at around 6 p.m. Neighbors said they could see a huge … Continue reading »
DEXTER, Ore. — Lightning has ignited 51 new wildfires in Oregon, and storms are forecast to continue through Wednesday. The new fires are burning across 11 square miles. The two biggest are in eastern Oregon. Closer to home, crews are now mopping up the Dexter fire. Staff say most of the fires started Sunday night … Continue reading »
MEDFORD, Ore. — Neighbors in a Medford cul-de-sac are still shaken after lightning hit a tree, sparking a fire at the end of their street. Monday’s thunderstorms generated at least 80 lightning strikes in Jackson County. Neighbors on Sandberg Court said they felt the normal rumbles of thunder after work Monday at around 5 p.m. But … Continue reading »
LEBANON, Ore. — Firefighters responded to two grass fires Sunday night in Lebanon that they say started from lightning strikes. They say both fires were in grass fields just outside of town. The Lebanon Fire Department says while on the way to one fire – they spotted another one nearby. Firefighters say both fires were … Continue reading »
CORVALLIS, Ore. — Residents at an assisted living facility in Corvallis woke up to the sound of lightning striking a tree, then catching fire early Friday morning. “I was very asleep,” said resident Myles Myers. “And then I woke up to what I thought was a grenade going off outside my window.” Myers woke up … Continue reading »
Tim Chuey: some clouds, Goshen fire, Buckley center may close, Lightning sparks fires, Sweet Creek Road construction