Kathy Michaels

UPDATE: Smoke rising from Okanagan Mountain Park hills

Lightning may have sparked a fire in the hills across from Peachland

UPDATE: 9:23 p.m.

Peachland residents are reporting they can now see flames rising from the hills at Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park.

BC Wildfire Service is on scene with air support.

More to come.

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ORIGINAL:

Smoke can be seen rising from the hills of Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park across from Rattlesnake Island.

RELATED: Crews battle wildfire near Big White Road

According to residents across Okanagan Lake in Peachland lightning sparked the blaze about 7:30 p.m.

While smoke is rising from the area BC Wildfire Service does not appear to be on scene.

At least four wildfire sparks Tuesday evening across the Okanagan and Shuswap.

A severe thunderstorm watch is being issued by Environment Canada for the B.C. Interior.

More to follow.


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