BC Wildfire Service crews are being run off their feet after a lightning storm wreaked havoc across the province yesterday afternoon.
“The west of Tunkwa Lake one that is near Logan Lake that is currently our largest one sitting at 20 hectares. We have had a few smaller fire starts that have been only less than one hectare. We have been responding to most of the fires with air support and varying degrees of ground personnel.”
Ward says two other wildfires are now burning near Merritt with another two near Lillooet.
The largest new wildfire sparked yesterday is a 718 hectare blaze burning north of Ft St James.
So far there are no fire related evacuation alerts or orders in B.C.
Below are two fire activity maps the one on top is from Wednesday morning and the one on the bottom is from Thursday morning.