lightning

Sierra lightning storm stokes smokejumper memories

AUBURN CA - With lightning in the forecast and forest-fire smoke in the morning air, a group of veteran smoke jumpers assembled Wednesday near Foresthill was quite content to let t ...

Lightning-caused Tahoe National Forest fires under control

AUBURN CA - More lightning strikes into Tuesday boosted the count of fires spotted to 25 in the Tahoe National Forest. But by the end of the afternoon, a U.S. Forest Service spoke ...

Lightning strikes spark Placer County forest fires

  AUBURN CA - A mid-summer lightning storm rolled through Placer County on Monday, creating significant forest-fire dangers. By the afternoon, 11 fires were contained or bur ...

Lightning hitting Placer’s high country

The chance of lightning in the Sierra will continue during the early part of this week, a Tahoe National Forest spokeswoman said Monday. Ann Westling, Tahoe National Forest public ...

Lightning strikes spark forest fires

Early morning lightning sparked nine fires in the Tahoe National Forest Sunday. Crews were also fighting eight fires within the American River Ranger District as of Sunday afterno ...

Storm electrifies Auburn

Lightning struck more than once in Auburn Wednesday night. In fact, it struck 148 times in just the Tahoe National Forest, according to spokeswoman Mary Furney. “It’s a litt ...