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Lightning Sparks Fires in Shasta County

By KRCR Staff
Published On: Jul 03 2013 10:57:35 PM CDT
Updated On: Jul 03 2013 11:03:49 PM CDT
Shasta wildfire
REDDING, Calif. -

Firefighters are battling at least 8 wildfires in Shasta County that started shortly after a thunderstorm moved through the area.

Tuesday evening there were more than 400 lightning strikes in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest received

The majority of the lightning occurred on the Shasta Lake District and on the Mt. Shasta-McCloud Management Unit.

Those strikes are responsible for 8 confirmed fires.

So far there are no reports of any confirmed structures being threatened.