Firefighters battle 200 forest fires sparked by lightning across B.C.

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — The Canadian Press

The BC Wildfire Branch’s predictions of a busy long weekend appears to be playing out, as crews battle 200 forest fires.

Fire information officer Kevin Skrepnek says many of the fires started over the last two days because of lightning strikes.

Skrepnek says the fires are manageable because most of them are small, and because the lightning activity was accompanied by a bit of rain.

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