British Columbia

Lightning sparks dozens of wildfires in northwest B.C.

The B.C. Wildfire Service continues to knock down a string of fires ignited by a lightning storm in northern B.C last week.

36 new fires since June 20

Crews continue to fight wildfires in northwest B.C. after stormy weather last week. (B.C. Wildfire Service)

The B.C. Wildfire Service continues to knock down a string of fires ignited by a lightning storm in northern B.C. last week.

On Sunday, it said 36 new fires had been sparked since June 20.

Of those, 17 have been extinguished, five are under control, two are being held and the rest are being addressed by crews in priority sequence.

None of the fires are threatening any communities or structures and most are in the Nadina and Bulkley fire zones.

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