Four wildfires burning near Revelstoke

Last night's intense electrical storm sparked four new wildfires in the surrounding area. The largest is burning at the east gate of Mt. Revelstoke National Park

File Photo: Firefighters work on a June 20, 2018 fire on the lower slopes of Mount Revelstoke. Photo: Parks Canada

Following an intense electrical storm that lit up the Revelstoke night sky, four new wildfires have been sparked in the surrounding area.

According to the BC Wildfire Service, the largest of them is just over a hectare and burning at the east gate of Mount Revelstoke National Park on the Trans-Canada Highway.

The other three are all under .01 hectares. Two of them appear to be burning on Mt. Macpherson.

At least 38 wildfires were sparked across the province last night.

 

 

 

 

Jake, 26, is a graduate student in the history faculty at the University of Victoria and a reporter at the Revelstoke Mountaineer. His research has looked at counterculture and alternative media in the Pacific Northwest and Jewish identity in post Holocaust Central and Eastern Europe. Got a lead on a story? Feel free to drop Jake a line at, Jake@revelstokemountaineer.com