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Lightning sparks new fires in the Cariboo
Mission Road Fire, BC Wildfire Service

Lightning sparks new fires in the Cariboo

The Cariboo Fire Centre is expecting to respond to plenty of new fires.

Officials recorded over a thousand lightning strikes in a 24 hour period awith more lightning expected today (Tuesday) and into this evening.

Crews are responding to 15 new wildfires, including the small but highly visible Mission Road fire 8 km south of WilliamsLake.

The fire is lightning caused and just under a half hectare in size.

Airtankers have blanketed the fire, helicopters are responding to assist ground crews, and heavy equipment is en route.

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