“Fortunately, at this time all of those fires are still considered spot fires and so we are getting to them quickly,” Caranci said but she warned that more fires could be reported as the situation develops.
“The thing with lightning storms is that lightning fires can smoulder in the ground for hours and even days,” the representative explained. “So it is highly likely that more fires could be reported from these strikes that we had today.”
BC Wildfire Service superintendent of predictive services Neal McLoughlin said that the agency is currently monitoring a weather pattern coming from the US which could make conditions worse.
“It’s going to bring convection and instability, which results in thunderstorms, and thunderstorms bring lightning so we are expecting new starts,” McLoughlin told CBC News, additionally noting that the…