Lightning strikes cause several fires across Josephine County-UPDATE
Lightning strikes Thursday night and Friday morning have caused several fires across Josephine County.
The Oregon Department of Forestry reports a three acre fire is burning on Mooney Mountain with a smaller fire reported nearby, there are two fires in Wolf Creek reported at less than three acres each and there is a three acre fire reported at Shan Creek as well.
Smoke is reportedly beginning to show along Lower Grave Creek, Hog’s Creek and in several places along the northern county line.
A reconnaissance plane is currently in the air and firefighters from the ODF Medford Unit are en route to the Grants Pass Office to assist with the firefighting efforts.