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Saturday lightning strikes renew fire danger

by KGW Meteorologist Rod Hill

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Posted on August 24, 2013 at 7:08 PM

As of Saturday evening at 7:00 pm, 10 large fires were burning across the Northwest.  Thousands of lightning strikes east of the Cascades this weekend have renewed fears of new fire starts.  Much of eastern Oregon is under a Red Flag Warning, indicating extreme fire danger.  Here is an update on two of the fire complexes KGW has been covering.

1.  The Government Flat Complex fire 10 miles southwest of The Dalles is 25 percent contained.  The lightning caused fire has burned 19 square miles.  No containment estimated has been posted.

2.  The huge Douglas Complex fire burning in southwest Oregon is 86 percent contained.  The lightning caused fire is Oregon's largest blaze, having burned 76 square miles.  Expected containment has been posted for Sept. 1st.

To see the Northwest large fire map and read about all of the large fires currently burning, go to the Northwest Coordination Center's website at: www.nwccweb.us/information/firemap.aspx

Meteorologist Rod Hill, follow me @

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