Following an intense electrical storm that lit up the Revelstoke night sky, four new wildfires have been sparked in the surrounding area.
What a night 🤯 Feeling pretty lucky to get to capture a crazy lightning storm and the northern lights in the same week. #storms #lightning #canadiancreatives #thebest_capture #earthfocus #mountainlife #getoutside #outdooradventures #stormchaser #nighttimephotography #nikon_canada #nikon_creative #hellobc #explorebc #explorcanada #imagesofcanada #unlimitedcanada
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.
Helluva storm and light show over Revelstoke this evening with persistent lightning and periods of very heavy rain. Here, a strike near the foot of Mt. Mackenzie at @revelstokemtn Strikes were visible across the valley. Lightning swept across the Okanagan this evening as well. Got storm 📸 tag #revelstokemountaineer
Substantial lightning activity across B.C. has led to a busy evening. 38 new wildfires began today – this number is expected to rise as more are discovered tomorrow. Urgent updates to be posted as needed overnight, otherwise new information to be provided tomorrow.
— BC Wildfire Service (@BCGovFireInfo) July 18, 2018