Lightning strikes keep firefighters busy
Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 —Thunderstorms that raged across Lassen County last Wednesday and Thursday afternoon sparked a number of wildfires.
Jeff Fontana, a spokesperson for the Susanville Interagency Fire Center, said crews responded to 19 lightning-caused fires around the Honey Lake Valley on Thursday afternoon.
Fire crews are working on the largest of those fires, one burning near the Elysian Valley, but Fontana said he had no specific information about the size of the fire or its exact location.
Fire crews also are working two major fires in the North County.