B.C Wildfire Service prepared to tackle any new blazes started by lightning in the Kamloops Fire Centre.
Fire Information Officer Marla Catherall says, most of the fires started over last couple days are suspected to be lightning caused.
“We’ve been able to suppress pretty quickly, and we do have a couple that are still active, but for the most part they’re doing well, and our suppression efforts have been paying off.”
Catherall says, the nearest one to Kamloops is east of Soap Lake, however it’s only estimated at about 1.77 hectares in size.
She says, they’ve been prepared for lightning strikes in the region.
“The last couple of days we have had some aerial patrolling going on, and just having eyes above so we can see any smoke or anything of that thing, and especially as it gets hot again, just being prepared for that.”
She adds, they’re grateful for the amount of public call ins recently, which helps them get out to tackle the blazes quickly.