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

B.C.’s Okanagan region sees 15 new fires in wake of lightning storm
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British Columbia’s Wildfire Service says 15 fires sprung up as a result of a storm in the Okanagan region on Friday night.

Karley Desrosiers, a fire information officer, says there has been a large increase in the number of fires in the province over the past few days.

As of Saturday afternoon, there are more than 35 fires burning across the province.

She says there is a particular concern of more fires starting in the Kamloops Wildfire Centre, which covers the Okanagan, with dry weather conditions and more lightning in the forecast.

The largest fire currently burning is 13 hectares large at Solco Creek, 27 kilometres northeast of Oliver, B.C.
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