A number of new fires were sparked in the region.
BC Wildfire reports that 10 lightning-suspected blazes were started Monday, Aug. 21.
“Majority of the 258 strikes that touched down in the fire centre were in the Vernon Fire Zone,” BC Wildfire said. “In the last 24 hours, 10 new wildfires have been detected.
“Many are suspected to be lightning-caused and some remain undetermined at this time. No structures or values are currently threatened as a result of any of these wildfires.”
One wildfire was discovered Monday evening in the Fintry area while two were found near Mabel Lake and several were sparked in the Shuswap.
The Shorts Creek fire, part of the McDougall complex, was spotted Aug. 21 at 7:41 p.m.
A number of North Westside residents reportedly actioned the blaze alongside official fire crews. It is now classified as under control by BC Wildfire Service.
Two new fires were sparked near Mabel Lake with both under control.
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