The lightning-triggered wildfires started southwest of Chase at the southern end of Lake Niskonlis.
The BC Wildfire map shows fires estimated at 0.01 hectares or “spot size” in the area of the Niskonlith Lake Provincial Park. It started on Thursday, August 4th.
It appears to be about 4km west of the Trans-Canada Highway between Chase and Kamloops.
Cooler temperatures and rainfall earlier this week affected wildfires in the Kamloops Fire Center area surrounding Salmon Arm, Enderby and Vernon, which were mostly extinguished.
Environment Canada expects maximum temperatures in Salmon Arm and Vernon today, August 5, to reach 23 degrees Celsius, with 27 degrees on Saturday and 30 degrees on Sunday.
Temperatures are forecast to stay in the low 30s on August 8-10, dropping slightly to 29-30°C on Thursday, August 11th.
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One New Wildfire Caused by Lightning in Chase Area
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