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Oregon firefighters chase new fires

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GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Lightning rolled through much of eastern Oregon on Tuesday, leaving in its wake several dozen reports of new wildfire starts, fire officials said.

That news came as firefighters made progress in their battle against 11 major wildfires already burning across the state.

Many of the new fire reports came from the same areas around Prineville and in the Ochoco National Forest that were hard hit in the last lightning storm, said the Central Oregon Interagency Dispatch…

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