B.C.’s Okanagan area sees 15 new fires in wake of lightning storm


British Columbia’s Wildfire Service says 15 fires sprung up because of a storm within the Okanagan area on Friday evening.

Karley Desrosiers, a hearth data officer, says there was a big enhance within the variety of fires within the province over the previous few days.

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As of Saturday afternoon, there are greater than 35 fires burning throughout the province.

She says there’s a specific concern of extra fires beginning within the Kamloops Wildfire Centre, which covers the Okanagan, with dry climate situations and extra lightning within the forecast.

The most important fireplace at present burning is 13 hectares massive at Solco Creek, 27 kilometres northeast of Oliver, B.C.

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The newest fires deliver B.C.’s complete to 285 fires throughout the province to date this season.



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