A new fire has sparked between Vernon and Kelowna. (BC Wildfire Service)

A new fire has sparked between Vernon and Kelowna. (BC Wildfire Service)

New wildfire between Vernon and Kelowna thought to be lightning caused

The fire at Oyama Lake is listed at 0.5 hectares so far

Lightning is believed to have sparked a wildfire at Oyama Lake between Kelowna and Vernon on Thursday, July 29.

The fire appeared on the BC Wildfire Dashboard some time after 6 p.m.

It is currently listed at 0.5 hectares in size.

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It is not currently known whether the fire is threatening any structures.

More to come.

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