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Lighting sparks dozens of BC wildfires overnight

FILE - The East Shuswap Road wildfire on July 13, 2019 (Courtesy BC Wildfire Service)

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A lightning storm swept across the southern Interior overnight, sparking dozens of small wildfires.

Flames spread along the length of the Okanagan Valley and all the way north to the Williams Lake and Prince George areas.

The BC Wildfire service says at least 38 new fires were reported last night and more could be identified this morning, as crews get a better look.

The lightning also hit an apartment building in West Kelowna at around 8 p.m.