Update 3:35 p.m Sept. 4:
The BC Wildfire Service is working on another spot fire south of Salmon Arm which they suspect was caused by last night’s thunderstorm. According to the wildfire service, three firefighters have been dispatched to the site of the Bergerac Lake fire which is approximately seven kilometres south of Salmon Arm, just west of Highway 97B.
The thunderstorm cells which swept over the North Okanagan and Shuswap on the evening of Sept. 3 left at least one spot fire burning in their wake.
The wildfire service sent four personnel to begin suppression efforts on a small fire off Hullcar road southwest of Enderby. Fire information officer Taylor MacDonald said the fire measures less than .01 of a hectare. No structures are threatened by the fire and MacDonald said it is unlikely to be visible from major roadways.
Lightning ignited several spot-sized wildfires last night throughout the #Kamloops Fire Centre. None are currently threatening communities. For more info on these fires, please visit our Public Interactive Map: https://t.co/MAbfqeq2t2 #BCWildfire #Penticton #Lillooet #Okanagan pic.twitter.com/HXgzzQzBu7
— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) September 4, 2019
Meanwhile, the Kingfisher Creek fire which was discovered on Sept. 1 is still being held by wildfire service crews and well on its way to being extinguished. MacDonald said 17 wildfire service personnel are patrolling the fire area and mopping up hot spots.
MacDonald said as the weather warms up today, holdover fires caused by the Sept. 3 storm may be spotted and reported to the wildfire service.