A lightning-struck tree on the Klamath

Lightning fire Photo

These photos of a tree that was struck by lightning were taken by USFS Forester Todd Drake on June 1 when he and his crew responded to a fire caused by lightning on the Klamath National Forest in northern California.

The amount of bark blown off by the strike is impressive. Sometimes the scar is only a few inches wide. This must have been a very powerful positive strike.

Lightning fire Photo

Lightning fire Photo

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

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