Lightning Sparks Fires in Shasta County

POSTED: 8:57 PM Jul 03 2013   UPDATED: 9:03 PM Jul 03 2013
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.