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

WOOD SPRINGS, Ariz.

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.