Source: Jesse Ferreras, Global News, August 3, 2018 

There have been hundreds of lightning strikes since Tuesday and B.C. wildfire officials are anticipating more in the next 24 hours. There were 86 new fires started on Wednesday and 368 are burning in total.

The BC Wildfire Service has issued a call for help to manage a fire situation that has grown beyond its capacity to fight the flames on its own.

On Facebook Thursday night, the service said B.C. has hit a Provincial Preparedness Level of 4 for the first time this year – that means it needs outside assistance to manage the fire situation.

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