BRIEF: Lightning causes 10 spot fires near Revelstoke

Big thunder storm causes nine spot fires in Revelstoke area early on Monday.

Lightning lights up the sky south of Revelstoke early on Monday.

Three spot fires started on Mount Macpherson as a result of a thunder storm overnight on Sudnay.

The BC Wildfire Service map of active wildfires shows the cluster of wildfires, two of which are located on the northwest flank above the Trans-Canada Highway.

They are all small fires, with the largest being 0.01 hectares in size.

The storm started around midnight and was at it’s fiercest until about 1 a.m., though continued to rumble all night.

It also caused three fires near Mable Lake, one near Malakwa, one on the north side of Mount English, two near Shelter Bay, one near Camborne, and one on the western shore of Lake Revelstoke north of the Downie Arm.

Crews could be heard on the radio heading out to attack the fires Monday morning.

 

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