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Outdoors Lightning sparks new fires in Douglas County Lightning sparks new fires in Douglas County (Photo Gallery)
As of Tuesday morning, the Douglas Forest Protective Association had taken 16 smoke reports and located 7 fires. The Umpqua National Forest said it had confirmed 2 fire starts. Crews were on scene Tuesday at a 3-acre fire in the Red Butte area.
Outdoors Oregon faces 'critical fire weather' Oregon faces 'critical fire weather' (Photo Gallery)
Thunderstorms repeatedly pelted Oregon with lightning in July, sparking round after round of forest fires.

And a storm last week lit up the skies across Western Oregon.

Now forecasters say the region faces another round of "critical fire weather."
Outdoors Coast Guard releases video of Jessica Smith capture Coast Guard releases video of Jessica Smith capture (Video)
A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter spotted a woman wanted for killing her 2-year-old daughter, Isabella, and for the attempted murder of her teenage daughter, Alana, and helped lead authorities to her location.