4 clusters of wildfires sparked by lightning storm in Cariboo

Storm leaves 4 fire clusters

The B.C. Wildfire Service says it is dealing with “several” wildfires in four clusters in the Cariboo in the wake of a major thunderstorm that passed through the area Wednesday.

“All of these wildfires are being assessed and will be actioned in a priority sequence,” the agency said on Twitter. “Ground crews, helicopters, air tankers, members from volunteer fire departments and heavy equipment have responded and will continue to do so over the coming days.”

The first cluster of fires is near Deka Lake and Interlakes, where there are five fires, the largest of which is two hectares.

Near Horse Lake area there are four wildfires with the largest being about six hectares in size. West of Canim Lake, there are four wildfires within the general area.

“Lastly, there are three wildfires located near Green Lake and Watch Lake with the largest being one hectare at this time. These wildfires are highly visible to surrounding communities,” BCWS said on Twitter.

“The Cariboo Fire Centre, Cariboo Regional District and District of 100 Mile House are working closely together on these incidents and as further assessments occur an update will be provided.”

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