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Wildfire crews across B.C. brace for incoming thunderstorms, lightning

June 29, 2015 - 5:01 AM

VANCOUVER - Wildfire crews across British Columbia are bracing for a wave of incoming thunderstorms and lightning.

Marg Drysdale of the Coastal Fire Centre says teams are closely monitoring the approaching weather system.

Drysdale says the storms have already struck Washington state.

Extra crews and helicopters have been stationed in strategic locations across B.C. in case of new flare-ups.

There are currently 43 active wildfires of note across the province.

Nearly all of those are burning in B.C.'s northeast. (CKNW)

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