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TUESDAY NIGHT’S THUNDERSTORM SPARKS

NEW FIRES IN KLAMATH COUNTY

 

Lakeview, Ore – Throughout south central Oregon, over 500 lightning strikes were detected in Klamath and Lake Counties from thunderstorm activity Tuesday evening. As a result, interagency firefighting crews are currently suppressing 20 fires in Klamath County on lands managed by the Oregon Department of Forestry and Fremont-Winema National Forest.

 

A reconnaissance airplane and firefighters on the ground will continue to search for and report additional new fires throughout the day. Some areas of the Forest are receiving light rain, which is assisting with fire suppression efforts.

 

 

FIRE ACTIVITY

(8/7/2013)

 

 

INCIDENT

 

BLM

 

NPS

 

FS

 

ODF

 

US FWS

 

 

TOTAL

Klamath County

0

0

1

19

0

20

Lake County

0

0

0

0

0

0

TOTAL

0

0

1

19

0

20

Note: The total number of fires is confirmed, as of 1:30 p.m. on 8/7/13.

 

A Red Flag warning for thunderstorms producing an abundant lightning in Klamath and Lake County is in effect through midnight on Thursday. A Red Flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions will contribute to extreme fire behavior.

 

Fire danger throughout south central Oregon remains extreme. Fire officials ask the public to be sure of what public use restrictions are in place for the areas they plan to recreate on. For updated information, please call the South Central Oregon Fire

Management Partnership (SCOFMP) fire information hotline at 541-947-6223.

 

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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