500 lightning strikes reported in Klamath and Lake county

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KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Over 500 lightning strikes were observed in Klamath and Lake Counties on Tuesday night.

As a result, 20 fires started in Klamath County on lands managed by the Oregon Department of Forestry and Fremont-Winema National Forest.

A reconnaissance airplane and firefighters on the ground are looking for more fires in the area, and officials say that the rain yesterday helped with putting some of the fires out.

Klamath County remains under a red flag warning.