‘Where the fire started’: 65-year-old sheepherder evacuates with herd


Nelson Benally, 65, who was evacuated from his summer sheep camp on Monday, said he saw the lightning that started the Wood Springs 2 fire.

He was at his camp on Saturday when it began sprinkling. At the same time, he heard a loud thunder crack through the Defiance Plateau forest. A bright flash of lighting hit the earth.