Two fires above Okanagan Mountain Park. (BC Wildfire)

UPDATE: Quick response prevents spread of lightning-strike fires above Okanagan Mountain Park

The fires were started sometime Thursday afteroon

UPDATE: 11:45 a.m.

Two spot-sized fires that sparked in the hills around Okanagan Mountain Park are under control.

One of the blazes, in the Mountain Park, is out, said the BC Wildfire Service.

The fire to its north, in the Myra-Bellevue Provincial Park, is considered under control and is in an ‘inactive stage.’

Both blazes were caused by lightning and happened sometime Thursday afternoon.

Fire crews responded to the fire Thursday afternoon and worked into the night to ensure that the blazes did not spread.

Original:

Two spot-sized fires have sparked in the hills above Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park.

Both blazes were caused by lightning and happened sometime Thursday afternoon.

One of the fires is about 4km northwest of Chute Lake.

BC Wildfire is aware of both blazes and is monitoring.

Environment Canada is calling for a risk of a thunderstorm this evening with winds gusting from 40 km/h up to 60 km/h.

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