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Lightning strikes cause 2 fires near Princeton

BC Wildfire lists the 2 fires as under 0.10 hectares
According to BC Wildfire, lightning caused to fires to spark near Princeton July 23. (BC Wildfire)

Lightning has caused to small fires in Princeton Saturday night.

BC Wildfires dashboard shows a 0.10 hectare fire at Red Creek which is six kilometres from the town of Princeton. Another lightning-caused fire started at Finnegan Creek. That one is listed at just .01 ha.

The Nohomin Creek fire northwest of Lytton continues to burn and hot, dry conditions in the coming week could cause an increase in activity.

The fire is estimated at 2,193 hectares Sunday (July 24). It continues to grow on the west flank, but remains contained to the north side of the Stein River.

READ MORE: Worries about heat wave and what it could do to Lytton fire

READ ALSO: One year since worst wildfire in South Okanagan

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Monique Tamminga

About the Author: Monique Tamminga

Monique brings 20 years of award-winning journalism experience to the role of editor at the Penticton Western News. Of those years, 17 were spent working as a senior reporter and acting editor with the Langley Advance Times.
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